Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam Kozhukattai | Chana dal Modak
Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam Kozhukattai | Chana dal Modak recipe with step-by-step pictures and instructions. Kadalai paruppu pooranam kozhukattai is steamed modaks made with rice flour and stuffed with sweet chana dal. It is commonly made during Vinayaga Chaturti and other festivals.
Chana dal, jaggery, and coconut are one of the most versatile stuffing used in Poli, suviyam, and many other dishes. I love to eat it as such too. I have shared the traditional method of making modaks by soaking rice which yields so soft kozhukattai. You can shape them in your hands or using moulds.
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How to make Chana dal Modak with step by step pictures
Wash and pressure cook the chana dal for 2 whistles.
Drain the water and keep it aside till it is dry
Take part of chana dal in a mixer along with powdered jaggery. Pulse it 2-3 times so it combines the jaggery and chana dal.
Repeat the same for the rest of the dal and transfer to a bowl
Grate the coconut and dry roast in a pan till all moisture is absorbed.
Add salt, cardamom powder to the mixture
Then add grated coconut to the mixture
Combine everything and pooranam is ready. Make small balls and keep it ready.
Wash and soak raw rice for 2-3 hours.
Drain the water and take in mixer
Adding water and grind to a smooth batter.
Take the batter in Kadai, add the remaining water and add oil to it the batter.
Mix and start cooking on a low flame.
Keep stirring the batter and it will start to thicken and form lumps.
Break the lumps and stir continuously till the dough is cooked and comes together.
Switch off the flame, close, and keep it aside for 5 minutes. Once it is warm enough to handle break the lumps and knead to form a smooth dough.
Grease your hands with oil and take a small ball and flatten it. Keep a small ball of pooranam and bring it together.
Use mold and press the dough on the sides and place stuffing inside it and cover it.
Boil water in steamer or idli pot. Grease with oil or use cloth. Place the prepared modak in the steamer.
Close the lid and steam it for 8 to 10 minutes.
Kadalai paruppu pooranam kozhukattai is ready.
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