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Easy Kozhukattai recipes /Simple Kolakattai Recipes / Kolukattai collections / Easy Modak & Mothagam & Modakam Recipes


Kozhukattai or Kolukattai is a popular south Indian sweet dumpling made with rice flour and stuffed with grated coconut and jaggery or boiled dals and jaggery or boiled dals, jaggery and grated coconut and it is also known as Modak in North India. Also kozhukattai’s are made not only with rice flour but also with millet and wheat flour. It is eaten as a form of breakfast or as a teas time snack. In Tamilnadu, this it traditionally prepared on vinayagar Chaturthi or Ganesha Chaturthi rand offered to Lord Vinayaga. Also these are made on Puratasi Sani and offered for Lord Vishnu.

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Paal Kozhukattai Recipe / Milk kolukattai recipe / How to make Paal Kolakattai


Paal Kozhukattai is authentic and traditional recipe of tamilians. My grandma prepares this during my childhood, there are two versions, the first one is the rice balls steamed in cow’s milk and the second version is the rice balls steamed in coconut milk and jaggery syrup.

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This is commonly prepared at times of Vinayagar chathurthi, as an offering to God Vinayaga. I have tried out the first version, it was delicious, yummy. Let us move on to the recipe…


  • Rice flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Milk – ½ litre
  • Sugar – 200 gms
  • Grated coconut – ½ cup
  • Cardamom power – ½ tsp


  • Boil 2 cups of water, take rice flour in a wide mouth bowl.
  • Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Pour in the boiled water little by little and mix it with a spoon.
  • Continue pouring water and mixing, until it forms to a large ball.
  • Divide into small portions and roll it to small balls (half the size of lemon).
  • Now gently drop the balls one by one to the boiling milk and keep in medium flame until the rice balls are steamed.
  • Sprinkle cardamom powder and add the sugar and grated coconut when the rice balls are almost steamed.
  • Wait until the balls are well steamed and the milk reduces to half the amount.
  • Remove from fire.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Making of Paal Kozhukattai –




Aadi Kozhukattai recipe / Aadi Kolakattai recipe / Aadi Kolukattai recipe


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

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  • 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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