Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Ganesh Chathurthi / Poornam Kozhukatai

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Happy Ganesh Chathurthi  

Poornam Kozhukatai

Ganesh Chathurthi is a special time, when family and friends get together for fun…!

In this festive season...

Wishing you laughter and fun to cheer your days…!

Wishing you happiness as big as Ganesh’s appetite…
Life as long as his trunk..
Trouble as small as his mouse..
And happy moments as sweet as his Ladoos..
Sending you wishes on Ganesh chathurthi…:)


Here is the recipe for poornam kozhukatai, which is a favorite sweet prepared for Neivadyam of Lord Ganesh…!


  • Raw rice                        - 1 cup
  • Gingely oil                    - 1 tsp
  • Black sesame seeds      - 1 cup
  • Cashew                        - 6
  • Jaggery powdered        - 1 small cup
  • Cardamom                    - 2
  • Ghee                            - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste ( dough )


To prepare outer dough:

  1. Soak raw rice for 1 hr.
  2. Drain the water completely and spread the damp rice in a cotton towel for 30 mins.
  3. Now grind the rice to fine pwd in blender.
  4. Sieve the floor to remove small granules.
  5. Now rice flour is ready to prepare outer covering.
  6. In a thick bottomed vessel, boil ½ cup of water.
  7. When it comes to boil, add a tsp of gingely oil and dump the floor all at once.
  8. Using a wooden spoon, mix it thoroughly until you get a soft dough.
  9. Cover and keep aside.
  10. Outer covering of kozhukatai is ready.

To prepare filling:

  1. For preparing poornam, dry roast the black sesame seeds till it crackles.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Grind it to coarse pwd by adding cashew, jaggery and cardamom.
  4. Heat a tbsp of ghee in a frying pan.
  5. Add this poornam and sauté for 1 min.
  6. Tasty poornam ready for filling.

To prepare Kozhukatai:

  1. Take a small lemon sized ball of the dough.
  2. Apply oil to your palms and press the dough softly to make a disc in your palm.
  3. Place half a spoon full of the filling carefully .
  4. Close disc to make a ball and slightly pull in one side to make coconut shape as in pic.
  5. Steam cook for 10 mins.

  1. Healthy and tasty poornam kozhukatai ready to enjoy…

          Keep Smiling & Take Care…!



  1. Looks yummy !! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family.

  2. Lovely kozhukatai, lovely decoration!!

  3. Happy ganesh chathurthi to u.I am drooling I would love to grab all the kozhukattais to myself.

  4. Ganesh chathurthi to u and ur family Jay, fabulous and tempting kozhukattais,looks yummy..

  5. Shubh Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family Jay. the neivedyam looks divine. love prasad...wish could have got some from the leaf.

  6. happy ganesh chaturthi to you and ur family i will go ready to have few of those goodies :)

  7. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family. Your dessert is so unusual to me, but sound very interesting.

  8. Looks yumm Jay..Happy Ganesh chathurthi to you too...

  9. Kozhukattai luks very soft and delicious...luks so divine.

  10. Thanx for your lovely compliments...:)

  11. Yummy kozhukatai Jay. I so love the sesame filling :-)

  12. Oh that filling sounds scrumptious

  13. Its looks so tempting...Nice...

  14. Yummy kozhukattai.I did not get the black sesame seeds and managed with the white.Hope you had wonderful festival weekend !!

  15. lovely kozhukattais.....the filling would have tasted superb!!

  16. Healthy and tasty poornam kozhukatai ready to enjoy…

    ...They look so cute!!!!

  17. I have never tried this version of stuffing,sounds and looks tempting!

  18. Looks yummy....n happy ganesh chaturthi to u...

    we maharashtrians also prepare this..but with coconut everything is almost same.....n i love this particular dish

  19. Like the stuffing very much...Happy Ganesh chaturthi to you and ur family.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  20. Thanx for dropping by my little space and for your loving comments...:)

  21. sesame kozhukatai looks yummy....

  22. all the kozukatai loooks very nice and yummy.

  23. Happy Ganesh chaturthi to you and your family!

    The modaks look cute, loved the stuffing.

  24. Lovely pics of lord ganesha, and the dish looks so yum,perfect for the occasion...

  25. kozhakattais have come out well Jay.

  26. love the poornam u made.adding sessame seeds and coconut is new to me. Modaks on banana leaf looks very traditional and came out really well

  27. I hope you enjoyed the holiday. These morsels look absolutely delicious. Blessings...Mary

  28. happy ganesh charthurthy dear ...lovely spread of parasadam ...looks sooo delicious


  29. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi Jay !! Delicious mouthwatering modaks dear !!

  30. Modak looks so yummy..Wish you happy ganesh chaturthi to you and your family..

  31. Modak looks so yummy..Wish you happy ganesh chaturthi to you and your family..

  32. Vinayagar chaturthi vazhthukkal Jayanthi, kozhukatai supero super

  33. Interesting dish. First time I'm seeing this. Wondering how it smells and tastes like. If only I can pick one off your dish right now to try it. :)

  34. Looks delicious! Like Modak! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you!

  35. same way we too prepared the kozhukattai's dear.... looks yummy.... and God picutures and your padayal looks great...


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