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Fried Kozhukattai

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A savoury variation of the popular Kozhukatta (Modak) made for Ganesh Chaturthi

Fried Kozhukattai (Fried Modak / Fried Modhakam) is a popular savoury variation of the normal Kozhukattai made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. 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)

Fried Kozhukattai (Fried Modak)
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Fried Kozhukattai

A savoury variation of the popular Kozhukatta (Modak) made for Ganesh Chaturthi
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: ganesh chaturthi, kozhukattai


  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 cup Jaggery
  • 1/2 cup Coconut grated
  • 2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Salt a pinch
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Oil as required for deep frying
  • Water as required


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


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