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September 6, 2013

KOZHUKATTAI VIDEOS – GANESH CHATURTHI RECIPES

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In this post, I have shared all the videos related to Ganesh chaturthi special recipes. I should have posted this video before posting Ganesh chaturthi recipes . But I couldn’t do it. Better late than never.. Only few days are left for Ganesh chaturthi and the blogosphere is being filled with chaturthi special recipes. Hope you guys are busy in buying Ganesh idols & other things for pooja.

For people who can’t buy an idol, I have shared a video on how to make Ganesh using kozhukattai dough made by my MIL. Hope it will be interesting. My MIL usually says ganesh idol can be made in clay , turmeric powder , Rice flour dough and even cow dung. It has its own power however it is made. Always fix the eyes after you r ready with offerings/neivedyam because ganesh ji should not wait too long.. After you fix the eyes , idol gets its power & it stays for 4 hours. So make the idol on ur own by watching this video. Decorate it as per your wish. I used toothpick dipped in rangoli colors ..

I have also shared 3 basic videos on kozhukattai making.. One is for making  kozhukattai dough with water measurement. Second one is for making kozhukattai soppu/cup and the third one is about how to shape sweet modak & half moon shape with spirals.. I hope all these videos are useful..

INGREDIENTS
HOW TO MAKE KOZHUKATTAI DOUGH
(1 cup - 240ml )
  • Store bought idiyappam flour or kozhukattai flour – 1 cup
  • Water - 1.5 to 2 cups
  • Gingely oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
METHOD
  • Heat water adding gingely oil  for 1.5 –2 minutes till it roll boils for a second. Add this water to the measured rice flour mixed with salt. Mix well with a ladle till you get a thick , non-sticky dough. Add little more hot water if you feel the dough is too dry. Then grease your hands with oil and knead well for few minutes. Make small balls and set aside. Cover the unused dough with oil & wet cloth till use..U can also make the dough by adding rice flour directly to the boiling water. Please watch the video below to see that method.
Check out this link for detailed stepwise pictures !

Check out the full video recipe for kozhukattai making

KOZHUKATTAI - 3 VARIETIES

SWEET POORANAM KOZHUKATTAI



SPICY URAD DAL POORANAM / 
ULUNDU POORANAM KOZHUKATTAI




HOW TO MAKE KOZHUKATTAI DOUGH
TRADITIONAL METHOD


HOW TO MAKE KOZHUKATTAI MAAVU 
USING STORE BOUGHT RICE FLOUR


Last but not the least ,

HOW TO MAKE GANESH USING KOZHUKATTAI DOUGH



TIPS FOR CRACK LESS KOZHUKATTAI
  1. Use good quality rice flour. If you are 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 a different quality , not the one we use for pongal. It is cheaper in cost too..
  2. The water quantity I have given above is for store bought idiyappam flour & Anil kozhukattai maavu. 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 , you’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 refrigerate the unused dough be keeping in an air tight box & use the next day or the same evening.
  6. Pooranam can be prepared the previous day and refrigerated.
  7. Apply sesame/gingely oil in ur hands every time when you make the shape.
  8. 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..
  9. Last but not the least , do not cook the kozhukattai in idli pot for long time which may lead to cracks.( maximum of 8-10 mins is enough)
  10. 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.
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18 comments :

Roshni said...

beautiful pullayar (love the little mouse as well) ! Happy ganesh chathurthi vishes to you

Chitra said...

Thank u Roshini for the super quick commet , Wish u the same :)

Unknown said...

wow wow fabulous work done dear :) amazing and very clear video's :) love the pillayar kozhukattai :) loving this home made pullaiyar a lot !! :) kudos to your efforts !!

Happy’s Cook said...

Wow great effort.. well done....

virunthu unna vaanga said...

wow cute vinayagar... love it so much...

divya said...

OMG.....great work dear.....fabulous n amazing.

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
vinayagar looks lovely chitra.
gr8 post :)

Mahi said...

கொழுக்கட்டை மாவு விநாயகர் அழகா இருக்கார்! :)

என்னவர் மஞ்சள்ல பிள்ளையார் செய்வார், ஆனா கொழுக்கட்டை மாவில் எல்லாம் முயற்சித்ததில்லை! உங்க மாமியார் சூப்பரா செய்திருக்காங்க. டெகரேஷன்ஸ் எல்லாமும் அருமையா இருக்குங்க சித்ரா! என் பாராட்டை கண்டிப்பா அவங்ககிட்ட சொல்லிருங்க!

அப்புறம் ஒரு சின்ன சஜஸன்..யுட்யூபில் வீடியோஸ் அப்லோட் பண்ணும்போது இன்ஸ்ட்ருமென்டல் மியூஸிக்-ஐ நம்ம வீடியோவில் சேர்க்கிற ஆப்ஷன் கூட வரும், அதையும் சேர்த்து விட்டீங்கன்னா, அமைதியா இருக்க வீடியோ இன்னும் பிரமாதமா இருக்கும். :)

Eat n Eat little More said...

lovely post! loved cute ganesha!

Sangeetha M said...

wow..beautiful Ganesha..nice work Chitra, very useful post and video..great effort! Happy Ganesh Chathurthi Wishes to you!

Sangeetha Priya said...

so cute and beautiful pillaiyar, watched the video too, gr8 work...

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely post deliciously done

GEETHA ACHAL said...

wow...chanceaillai...romba arumaiya irukku....unga MIL kitta romba superba irukkunu sollunga...Thanks for this lovely timely post...

Chitra said...

Kandippa music update panren. Thanks for the appreciation dear :)

Unknown said...

Chitra! Gorgeous Ganesha. Thanks a lot for sharing this. i usually make using turmeric and it is not easy to make trunk and other parts since it is not sticky. This is a super good video.Will try this.A special thanks to Aunty. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

superb effort ! good one chitra ! kalaketenga!

Sona said...

Ganesha looks very cute and beautiful.

Menaga Sathia said...

வாவ்வ்வ் சூப்பரா இருக்கு சித்ரா..உங்க மாமியார் ரொம்ப அழகா செய்துருக்காங்க,அவங்களிடம் என் பாராட்டை சொல்லுங்க...நானும் மஞ்சளில் மஞ்சள் பில்ளையார் முயற்சி செய்து பார்க்கலம்னுஇருக்கேன்...