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September 7, 2013


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Every year we used to make pooranam with channa dal. This year i wanted to try the same with moong dal. My MIL told this pooranam comes out more flavourful than channa dal.So i gave a try. It was very nice & we all loved it..I think people in Andhra makes this kind of pooranam for Ganesh chaturthi. If u r really bored of making channa dal pooran , try this for a change. U’ll love it..
I wish all my friends a very happy vinayagar chaturthi Smile

dal pooranam picture

1 cup - 200ml
  • Rice flour -  1 cup
  • Water - 1+1/3 cup ( 1 tbsp minus) ( water quantity varies for home made rice flour)
  • Salt – A pinch
  • Gingely oil -  1tsp
For pooran
  • Yellow moong dal – 1/4 cup
  • Grated jaggery – 1/4 cup
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

  • In a pressure cooker base , dry roast the moong dal till it becomes golden brown with a nice aroma.Pressure cook it adding 1 cup of water.After the steam is released , open the cooker & mash the dal well with a ladle.
moong dal pooran tile1
  • To this mashed dal , add grated coconut & jaggery and mix well till it becomes thick & leave the sides of the cooker.
moong dal pooran tile2
  • U can check its consistency by making a small ball out of the stuffing. If u r able to roll a ball , consistency is just right..Keep the pooran aside and start making kozhukattai dough.
moong dal pooran tile3
  • Heat water in a bowl adding gingely oil for 2 minutes.Add this water to the measured rice flour and mix well with a ladle.Make a non-sticky dough and apply sesame oil. cover it with a wet cloth till use.
kozhukattai dough tile1
kozhukattai dough tile2
  • Make small balls out of the dough , grease ur hands with oil and press it to make a cup shape..Keep a tsp of stuffing and close it to make a modhagam shape.
kozhukattai cup tile1
kozhukattai cup tile2
  • Steam in idli pot after the water starts to roll boil. Cook for 10 minutes.
kozhukattai steam tile
Kozhukattai is ready !

dal--kozhukattai picture

  • Take the mould , grease it with oil.Close it and hold in ur left hand.
kozhukattai cup tile5
  • Take a dough ball and keep it inside. Press on all the sides to spread the dough.Make a dent in the center.
kozhukattai cup tile6
  • Keep the stuffing ball and close the kozhukattai with a small piece of dough.
kozhukattai cup tile7
  • Open the mould and remove the kozhukattai carefully.Proceed similarly..
kozhukattai cup tile8

dal kozhukattai open picture

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  1. I like the lovely kozhukatai designs

  2. Wonderful recipe . I will try it and post soon...thanks for sharing dear!

  3. Yummy kozhukattai... love it all the time...

  4. Yummy looks good,...

  5. Very delicious and yummy kozhukattai dear, love the mould and wish u a very happy Ganesha chathurthi... Nice collection dear and nice video as well...

  6. lovely mould and perfect modaks !


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