Mothagam for Vinayagar Chathurthi with step by step pictures | Sweet Purana Kozhukattai Recipe

Vinayagar Chathurthi Kozhukattai Recipes
Wishing you all Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi before i start.Here i updated the step by step pictures for kozhukattai.Please do check out other kozhukattai recipes like Sweet sesame kozhukattai,Savoury amini kozhukattai ,Savoury Urad Dal Kozhukattai.   Here with Mothagam Making video is uploaded upon readers request.
For Poranam:
1 cup Chana dhal
1/2 cup grated Coconut
1/4 cup grated Jaggery
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
For outer Cover:
1 cup Rice flour
2 cups water
2 tsp Sesame oil
1/3 tsp Salt

How to Make Outer Cover For Kozhukattai:

Vinayagar Chathurthi Kozhukattai Recipes
  • Boil the water in a pan with sesame oil and salt.
  • Switch off the stove and then add the prepared rice flour and mix well using the ladle for few minutes.(you can try with Idiyappam Flour also)
Vinayagar Chathurthi Kozhukattai Recipes
  • Once the dough mixed well,leave it for 2 minutes and again knead it using your hand ,till it becomes soft.
  • Cover it with a wet cloth otherwise, it will get dry soon.Meanwhile, prepare the filling(puranam)

How to Make Puranam:

Vinayagar Chathurthi Kozhukattai Recipes
  • Soak the channa dal for 15 mins in water and then pressure cook well till it become soft.Add very little water for cooking.
  • Drain the water and then grind it in a mixie along with cardamom powder,keep aside.
Vinayagar Chathurthi Kozhukattai Recipes
  • Dry roast the coconut and then add it to the ground channa dal,mix well.
  • Mix well and cook till the puranam becomes thick.Let it cool for some time.

    Method of Preparation of Mothagam:

Vinayagar Chathurthi Kozhukattai Recipes
  • Now take the outer layer dough and make it into lemon sized balls.
  • Take a zip lock cover and grease it with oil and then keep the ball over it.Flatten it using your finger. Keep the pooranam in the middle of the flour.
  • If u have the mould just keep the flour inside the mould and close it as shown in the picture.
  • You will get the nice shape of the Mothagam.
  • Steam the Mothagam in a steamer/idly cooker.Once it steam well, take it out  and serve for vinayagar. Here is the mothagam is ready for nevediyum.
Another way you can drop the dough inside the mold and press the dough on the sides. Then drop little puranam inside and close the whole with dough you will get the perfect shaped Mothagam. Both Method are very easy.
This video will help you make mothagam very easily,

Mothagam Recipe video using the Mothagam Mold,

Here I used the Mothagam mold,if u don’t have the mold simply flatten the ball and then close.Gently press the corners and steam it.

Do try this and enjoy!!!


Vinayagar Chathurthi Kozhukattai Recipes

Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi to all Smile.

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  1. Thanks for ur lovely comments.

    Thanks shabitha for the comment and happy vinayagar chathurthi for u and to ur family…
    Khozhukattai and Mothagam are same.Mothagam is the sanskrit name for khozhukattai.People prepare khozhukattai in different,different style.Some poeple prepare it using raw rice flour,iddiyapam flour differs.It has several version also savoury,sweet etc.This is my style of preparation.Thanks for visiting my space.

  2. Happy Ganesha Chaturthi to you and your family. Hope Lord Ganesha brings happiness and peace in your life.
    Modaks looks lovely and delicious. Very beautiful presentation.

  3. Happy vinayaka chathurthi to you too dear 🙂

    Lovely and perfect looking modak 🙂 Ganesha would have been really pleased with your offerings. 🙂

    I used the same kind of mould too, but did it in a slightly different way. 🙂 and the filling was different too.

  4. These Modaks are lovely, truly a feast for the festive season…
    You have a wonderful blog dear, and the pictures you put up explaining the recipe makes it great for a novice like me!!
    Will come here often:)

  5. hi prema..thank you for visiting your comments are highly appreciated..luved this modak,looks perfect and yum,like the modak mould too..bookmarked !

  6. இதை கையிலேயே வணக்கம் செய்வது போல்
    உருண்டை போல் தான் செய்வேன்,
    அடுத்த் முறை ஊருக்கு போனா மோதக அச்சு வாங்கி வரனும்
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