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Aadi Kozhukattai recipe / Aadi Kolakattai recipe / Aadi Kolukattai recipe

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This kozhukattai is prepared early in the morning every Tuesday’s of Aadi month, women do Pooja by offering this to Goddess and later they have it only with the female members of their family. I do not know the reason behind this, my mom insists me not even show the kozhukattai to the male members of the family. I knew my grandfa likes this a lot, so I just drop these kozhukattai one by one to his mouth with a condition – “close your eyes” (to satisfy my mom as she says male members of the family should never see this kozhukattai) :P, a lovely memory.

A very simple and easy kozhukattai, which can be made in minutes and are served with pieces of coconut. Also I have seen people calling it mani kozhukattai. You can also prepare it for Vinayagar Chathurthi and offer for Vinayaga. Let us move on to the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Coconut pieces – ½ cup

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Preparation:

  • Sieve the rice flour in a wide mouthed bowl or vessel.
  • Heat the water in a saucepan, bring it to boil. Remove from fire.
  • Pour the water little by little to the flour and stir it well with a wooden spoon.
  • Mix it with water, until it reaches to the rolling consistency.
  • Now grease your hands with ghee, and take small portions of the dough and roll them to small balls.
  • Steam these rice balls in a steamer (I have used idly vessel to steam the balls).
  • Open the lid and check whether it’s steamed (the balls would look shiny or cut a ball and check out whether it fully steamed).

Serve with coconut pieces.

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About Ganesh Chaturthi / Easy Vinayagar Chaturthi recipes / Easy Ganesh Chaturthi recipes / Vinayagar chaturthi celebrations at home

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Vinayakar Chaturthi is the great Vinayakar festival and also the birthday of Lord Vinayagar or Pillaiyar. Vinayaka Chaturthi is also known as “Ganesh Chaturthi” in Maharashtra and North Indian States. It is observed in the 4th day after new moon in the Tamil month – Aavani (August-September). This year 2014 it is celebrated on August 19th. Lord Ganesha is the elephant-headed God who is worshipped first in any prayers and before commencing any new ventures.

He is known as to be the Lord of Power and Wisdom. He is the Lord who is believed to remove all obstacles on the path of the spiritual aspirant, and bestows upon him wordly as well as spiritual success. It is believed that worshipping Lord Ganesha during this festival will bring Good luck and Prosperity to the family.

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Vinayaka Chaturti Festival is celebrated with the clay Idol of Lord Vinayagar. Those Vinayagar idols are kept at home and street corners and performed pooja. For pooja we make garland with Arugam pullu (Bermuda grasss) and Erukampoo (Crown flower). Also they decorate the Lord with other flowers, umbrellas and so on. Later on the 11th day, those Vinayagar Idols are taken through the roads in a procession with dance and songs to immersed in sea or river or well.

According to the Hindu Vedic Sculptures, it is believed that Ganesha was born in the Madhyahana Kaal (Afternoon), as this Kaal timings are considered as the most appropriate tem to worship Lord Ganesha.

Also we offer Modak, Appam, Fruits, Aval, Poori and so on for Lord Ganesha and do our prayers.

I have prepared and offered Lord Ganesha:

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