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Millets Modak recipe / Millets Poorna Kozhukattai recipe / Millets Kozhukatti maavu recipe


Wishing everyone a Happy Vinayagar Chaturthi

Usually all of us prepare modak or kozhukattai using rice flour, but this time thought of preparing with millets. Tried out with ragi/finger millet and kambu / pearl millet flour, it came out well, and prepared a very easy poornam with coconut and sugar. Everyone in my home liked it including my kids. So, shared the making of Millets modak dough with both Ragi or Finger millet (ragi modak dough / finger millet modak dough) and Kambu or Pearl millet (Kambu kozhukattai maavu recipe / Bajra modak dough) which will be useful for beginners, do check out the video below…

Making of Millets Modak Recipe / Millets Poorna Kozhukattai Recipe –

Millets Modak is very easy and simple to prepare, also it takes just few mins but the healthiest ones. When the whole running behind millets to stay fit and healthy, why not our Ganesha? Let us make something different but healthy and celebrate the festival.

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Let me share the recipe…


  • Kambu / Bajra / Pearl Millet Flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Ragi / Finger Millet flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Sugar or Crushed Jaggery – ¾ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp

Making of Millets Modak / Millets Kozhukattai –



  • Dough preparation: Take the flour separately in separate bowl, add ½ tsp of salt. Boil 2 cups of water, it should form bubble (right consistency else the kozhukattai will break into pieces). Pour the water little by little to the flour, mix it with a spoon or wodden ladle, when its warm knead softly with your hands, roll it to dough and let it sit for 2 mins.
  • Meanwhile let us start preparing the stuff, mix grated coconut, sugar and cardamom powder.
  • If you don’t have mould, no issues you flatten the dough in between your plams, place the stuffing in the centre and roll it to ball or shape it to modak.
  • When you have mould, grease the mould with oil, close it, insert a small portion of dough, gently make a whole in the centre of the dough and stuff the filling to the modak and cover it. (Refer video for this stage).
  • Steam the modak for 5 mins in steamer, remove it from fire.

Serve warm.


Ragi Pidi Kozhukattai


An authentic, healthy and easy breakfast, among most of the south Indian families. Sweet pidi kozhukattai is usually done with rice flour, but rarely in ragi/finger millet flour. I thought of trying it in ragi flour, because when compared to all the millets, this ragi/finger millet has some wonderful taste which my family loves a lot. Also it is loaded with nutrients like calcium, proteins, iron and minerals. It is rich in fiber and contains less unsaturated fat.

Health Benefits of Ragi: It helps in reducing weight and also helps in the treatment of osteoporosis, controls diabetics, increases bone strength, reduces bad cholesterol, aids relaxation, treats anemia, helps in lactation, reverts skin aging and so on.

Let us move on to the recipe…

Ragi Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai

Ragi Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai


  • Ragi flour – 1 cup
  • Jaggery syrup – ½ cup
  • Coconut (grated) – ¼ cup
  • Moong dal/Green gram dal/Paasi parruppu – ¼ cup
  • Salt – a pinch


  • Prepare Jaggery Syrup, Check out this link for preparation methods:
  • Boil the moong dal (it should not be in mashing consistency, but should be boiled).
  • In a wide mouth bowl, take ragi flour, grated coconut, a pinch of salt and boiled moong dal. Stir it well.
  • Pour in the jaggery syrup little by little and mix it well with your hands. (you should be able to shape it and then break it to pieces – consistency of the flour).
  • Now take a small portion of flour and press it within your palms or make to round shape as you desire.
  • Steam the shaped kozhukattai in the steamer for about 8 to 10 mins.
  • Remove the lid and transfer it to a plate.

Serve hot. This goes out well for breakfast and snacks.

Check out this link for Jaggery Syrup: https://madraasi.com/2014/09/08/jaggery-dip/.