Fried Kozukattai Recipe

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Fried Kozhukattai (Fried Modak) is a popular savoury variation of the normal Kozhukattai. This is also made when there are excess or left-over stuffing available. We can use any kind of stuffing for this fried variation.

Fried Kozhukattai (Fried Modak)


  • Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Jaggery – 1 cup
  • Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt – A Pinch
  • Ghee – 1 tblsp
  • Oil – For deep frying
  • Water – As Required


  1. To a bowl, add rice flour and salt.
  2. Add hot water little by little and knead them into a soft dough.
  3. Cover it and keep it aside.
  4. Take a pan and heat it.
  5. Add the grated jaggery and needed water to dissolve it completely.
  6. Remove from flame and filter the jaggery water.
  7. Again heat the jaggery water and add coconut, cardamom powder and mix well.
  8. Keep stirring until the mixture turns thick.
  9. When it is not sticking to the pan, remove it from flame.
  10. Let it cool down for a while.
  11. Make sure the pooranam should not be watery.
  12. Make small balls from the prepared rice flour mixture and flatten them.
  13. Keep the pooranam inside and seal them well carefully in any desired shape.
  14. Repeat the same procedure for rest of the dough and keep them ready to fry.
  15. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  16. Bring the flame to low, fry the kozhakattai’s till they turn golden brown.
  17. Drain them in tissues.
  18. Serve them hot.


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