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August 27, 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes - South Indian Vinayagar Chaturthi Recipes

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Ganesh chaturthi recipes
List of South Indian Ganesh Chaturthi recipes / Vinayagar chaturthi recipes. In Tamil nadu people make prasadam recipes like kozhukattai varieties, Sundal, vada, ladoo recipes and No onion no garlic South Indian lunch menu for Ganesh chaturthi pooja. I have the shared the links of those recipes with list of ingredients needed for making neivedyam recipes and some useful tips for making crack free kozhukattai. Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 falls on August 25th. In Tamil nadu, we celebrate Vinayaka chaturthi by buying a new idol. We perform abishekam and pooja for the idol by offering fruits, 3 kozhukattai varieties, Chana dal/Kadalai paruppu sundal, Ellu urundai and rice along with full meals including urad dal vada and payasam on Pillayar chathurthi day. On the same day evening, we prepare sweet appam using wheat flour or rice for naivedyam.The next day morning we keep some fruits and for afternoon, we offer paruppu sadam/Dal rice with ghee.We do the same till we leave the idol in water. Usually we keep the idol in our house for 3 days & this is how we celebrate Ganesh chaturthi in a grand manner Happy. North Indians make modak ( steamed & fried) and ladoo varieties for this festival.
In this post, I have shared all the links for different categories such as easy kozhukattai recipes , authentic kozhukattai varieties, sundal, vada, karijikai recipe and ladoo varieties in one page for easy and quick reference. I have also shared some small video recipes on how to make kozhukattai dough with approximate water measurement, Eco friendly Ganesh idol using kozhukattai dough and how to shape modak/soppu. Yesterday I posted a full video recipe on “How to prepare kozhukattai easily with stuffing and steaming part” to help beginners. Please click on the specific pictures to view the recipes. I hope all these videos and recipe links would be useful to you all. Do try these recipes and have a great celebration Happy.
Here is the picture of Ganesh idol I bought recently Smile.

Vinayagar chaturthi recipes

Ganesh chaturthi special recipes


Ganesh chaturthi special recipes List of Ganesh chaturthi/Vinayagar chathurthi recipes !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Festival
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 15-45 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 25-75 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
Ingredients needed for kozhukattai & vada
  • Homemade rice flour or store bought rice flour
  • Jaggery
  • Oil/ghee
  • Cardamom seeds
  • Water &Salt
  • Urad dal & spices
  • Moong dal
  • Grated Coconut
Ingredients for sundal
  • Chana dal/Chickpeas
  • Grated coconut
  • Green chillies
  • Salt & water
  • Cooking oil/Coconut oil
  • Tempering ingredients
Ingredients for other sweets
  • Rice flour
  • Maida
  • Sugar
  • Grated coconut
  • Cardamom
  • Banana
  • Besan
  • Paneer
  • Rava/sooji
  • Ghee
  • Moong dal
  • Poha/Aval
Homemade ganesh idol
Homemade Ganesh idol video
Easy ellu kozhukattai recipe
Ellu Kozhukattai

Easy Ulundhu kozhukattai
 Mothagam/Thenga Pooranam Kozhukattai
Thengai poorana kozhukattai

Easy sweet pooran kozhukattai
Easy sweet pooranam kozhukattai
Easy paal kozhukattai recipe
Paal kozhukattai

Moong dal pooran kozhukattai
Moong dal poornam kozhukattai
3 Kozhukattai varieties
3 traditional kozhukattai recipes

Chana dal sundal recipe
Chana dal sundal
Ulundu vada with pepper
Urad dal vada with pepper
   
Karjikai/Sweet samosa recipe
Sweet samosa/ Karjikai
Sweet appam recipe using wheat flour & jaggery
Sweet appam recipe
  
Ammini kozhukattai
 Sweet Ammini Kozhukattai
Sweet ammini kozhukattai
 Sweet pidi kozhukattai
Sweet pidi kozhukattai
 Easy kara kozhukattai
Easy kara kozhukattai


LADOO RECIPES

Aval ladoo
Rava ladoo
Moong dal ladoo


Click THIS LINK for Payasam Recipes


VIDEO LINKS
How to make Kozhukattai dough

Kozhukattai dough making version 2

Homemade Ganesh idol using kozhukattai dough

How to make soppu / cup using kozhukattai dough


Last but not the least, here are some tips and tricks to avoid breaking or cracking of kozhukattai

TIPS FOR CRACK FREE KOZHUKATTAI
  1. Use good quality rice flour. If u r planning to make by grinding rice, buy raw rice ( in tamil nadu we call as “maavu arisi) ie. the rice used for making rice flour..Its of different quality , not the one we use for pongal.It is cheaper in cost too..
  2. For store bought idiyappam flour and kozhukattai maavu, we need water upto 1.5 cups. For home made processed rice flour , water quantity may vary from 1.5-1.75 cups.
  3. Always add the required water while making the dough.If the dough becomes sticky or dry , u’ll get cracks. Keep the unused dough covered with a wet cloth or a lid while u make modakam.
  4. Its always better to prepare the outer covering after making pooranams/ stuffings to prevent the dough sitting for long time.
  5. U can also add a ladle of milk along with water while making dough.It helps to prevent cracks.
  6. U can refrigerate the unused dough be keeping in an air tight box & use the next day or the same evening.
  7. Pooranam can be prepared the previous day and refrigerated. If u feel there is excess water in dal pooranam,add little gram flour to thicken it.For ellu pooranam,add little rice flour.
  8. Apply sesame/gingely oil in ur hands every time when u make the shape.
  9. Always place the idli plate arranged with kozhukattai after the water in the idli pot starts roll boiling.. This helps for quick cooking & also the kozhukattai remains white in color and crack free..
  10. Last but not the least , do not cook the kozhukattai in idli pot for long time which may lead to cracks.( maximum of 7-10 mins is enough)
  11. U can identify the cooked kozhukattai by its shining look..Always remove the kozhukattai after it becomes warm.Do not remove when it is hot. Kozhukattai may break.
      Thanks for visiting this page. Hope u find this page useful.Wish u all a very happy Ganesh chaturthi celebration !




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9 comments :

  1. Nice collections, Chitra......... :)

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  2. wonderful collection of recipes dear :) nice idea u have attached videos too

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  3. Hi dear u r most welcomed to link recipes to my event Back to school Lunch Ideas :)

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  4. this is stalin.R

    thank u. i asked my mother to follow the pooja procedure as given by you.this is first time doing ganesh pooja in home.

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    1. Thank u so much Sir.Iam happy to know this :) Hope your mother likes my recipes.

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