Rajma Modak | Modakam | Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes

Rajma Modak | Modakam | Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes

Vella Kozhukattai (Sweet Modak)
I know I know Rajma Modak? Really?? You wil ask but then why not.  I was making rajma curry and it strike me to try modak with it as I was using small rajma variety.  And what a wise decision it was the puran tasted delicious, just too good.  Rajma adds wonderful texture to the otherwise boring plain filling.  Like I said in my previous post of Modak, this year first time I am trying this and am happy with the result, still need to work on the getting good shaped modaks but hey end of day all matter is taste right?  I am sure Ganeshji going to happy with these goodies.  Here again if you haven’t tried modak/kozhukattai yet, don’t not hesitate give a try not only during Vinayakar Chaturthi but it also makes a wonderful snack for any time or even for those sweet craving days.

Steamed rajma modak kozhukattai  recipe


For Filling/Puran/Pooranam
Rajma – 1/2 cup
Jaggery – 1 Cup [ or 3/4 cup]
Coconut – 3/4 Cup
Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
Nutmeg Powder – 1/2 tsp
For Modak Outer Layer
Rice Flour – 1 Cup
Water – 1 1/4 Cup
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Ghee/Sesame Oil – 1 tsp



For Filling/Puran
1. Wash and soak rajma overnight or 4-5 hours.  Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles, allow the cooker to cool down.
~ 1/2 cup of rajma will be 1 cup after it’s cooked.
Rajma recipes
2. Discard water and mash rajma well.  (I used small variety of rajma)
Rajma modak recipe 3. In a pan melt jaggery with little water (around 1/4 cup), strain the water to remove impurities and bring it back to pan again, when it starts to boil well, add mashed rajma, coconut, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and mix everything well.  Once the mixture becomes dry and start leaving side of pan it’s ready. 
Poornam for modak
Once our purna ready allow it to cool meanwhile we work on the outer layer.

Modak Pooranam Puran

For outer layer
4.  Boil water in a pan add ghee or oil whatever using.   Add salt and rice flour.
Modak5. Mix quickly in slow flame not forming any lumps.
Modak Modakam,Kozhukattai,Kolukattai recipe6. Once everything come together off flame and let the dough sit for 2 minutes.  In the same pan or in a different bowl knead dough to make it smooth.  It will be warm so big careful while doing this.  If required keep dipping hand in a bowl of water.  Cover the dough with damp cloth at all times.
Modakam,Kozhukattai,Kolukattai Modak ganesh chautri recipes
To make Modak
7. Pinch a medium lemon size dough and make it into smooth ball.  Grease hands with oil, start pressing with fingers edges of ball to make a small cup/katori.  Make sure cup is not very thick.
Modakam,Kozhukattai,Kolukattai Modak  recipe8. Fill 1-2 tsp of rajma  filling and gather corners together to form a bundle and seal the edges at the top.  Repeat same for rest.
sweet kozhukattai modak recipe9. Heat a steamer with water or idli cooker, grease idli plates and steam modak for 10-12 minutes, once done the outer layer will be shinny.
Modak ganesh chaurthi recipe

Our modak is ready.  Serve this warm or microwave for 20-30 seconds before serving.  Serve warm modak with a dollop of ghee and it taste fabulous. 

ennipu MOTHAGAM kozhukattai modak recipe
And this goes my Festive Food: Ganesh Chaturthi Event.

Have a nice day ~~
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  1. Priti, Interesting combination.. Iron rich Modak!

  2. Very interesting modak. Ganeshji must be happy with these new filling

  3. nice..interesting..reminds me of the red bean buns also..can use this as a stuffing while baking buns..isn't it?

  4. interesting and unique version of modak....

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  5. Yummy filling...my MIL makes the same by adding green moong beans.

  6. never tried this filling... nice one...

  7. I also tot many times while having red bean pav,y don't we make puranam like this way? this yummy dear...loved it:)

  8. Very interesting and very unique filling, definitely inviting modaks.

  9. Interesting filling...Loved the new touch to modak...Looks yum...

  10. Unique & interesting filling..good one Priti :)
    Prathima Rao
    Parts Corner

  11. What a unique idea to use rajma instead of channa dhal - must be a very tasty variation.

  12. wonderful idea of using rajma.modak tempting

  13. beautiful filling.. just a different one....... looks lovely!


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