Thursday, September 06, 2012

Uppu Kozhukattai /Indian Savory Dumpling /Vinayagar Chathurthi Special

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Uppu   Kozhukattai / Uppu Urundai  is a traditional recipe prepared for Pooja during Vinayagar Chathurthi along with the " Vella  Kozhukattai   &  Poornam  Kozhukattai. "
It is also known as modakam in Tamil & Modak in Marathi.
This delicious snack is quick & easy to prepare. And it tastes very spicy and tasty. 
Below is the easiest & tastiest recipe, can be made with less ingredients..
Check out & enjoy..!
·               Raw rice                           - 1 ½ cup
·               Oil                                   - 2 tsp
·               Mustard                            - ½ tsp
·               Cumin                              - ½ tsp
·               Split urad dal                   - 1 tsp
·               Chana dal                        - 2 to 3 tsp
·               Cashew nuts                    - 5 to 6
·               Red chilly                           - 2 to 3
·               Curry leaves                     - 10 to 12
·               Hing                                - a pinch
·               Salt to taste
·               Fresh coriander leaves
1.     Wash and soak rice for 2 hours.
2.     Grind it to fine paste in mixer using water as required.

4.     The batter should be in the consistency of idly batter.
5.     Add salt and keep the batter aside.
6.     Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
7.     Add mustard and the remaining ingredients to temper.
8.     Sauté until it splutters and turns golden color.
9.     Now add the batter to the seasoning and mix it thoroughly in low flame.

10.  The batter starts thickening with continous stiriring.

11.  Once it reaches dough state and leaves the sides of the pan, turn off the flame.
12.  Add freshly chopped coriander leaves.
13.  Allow to cool & knead to smooth dough.
14.  Take small lemon size portion from the dough and make it into round dumplings.
15.  Do the same with the rest of the dough.
16.  Grease oil in idly mould / plate and arrange all the dumplings in it .
17.  Steam cook for about 10 to 15 mins in medium heat.
18.  Allow it to cool.
19.  Transfer to serving plate.
It tastes super soft with irresistable spicy tasty inside.
20.  Serve with any curry or chutney.

Similar Recipes
·       Poornam Kozhukattai
·       Pidi Kozhukattai
·       Paal Kozhukattai
·       Kaara Kozhukattai
·       Maaladdu


  1. Lovely... I love kozhukattai and your pictures are too good and tempting!!!!


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  2. They look awesome Jay...Nice photos and way you've represented the dish!

  3. Thats a droolworthy post with all that step by step photos.....

    the kozhukottais also look very tasty...

  4. I love kozhukattai.. Your detail post really helps

  5. Gorgeous looking beauties Jay, love these. Planning to make it on Sep 19th.

  6. Hi!
    Mouth watering dish!! love the colour!!!

  7. Tempting preparation...Lovely clicks..

  8. Excellent! mouthwatering uppu kozhukattai.

  9. Nostalgic!! Such a yummy snack..

  10. Love this healthy steamed snack!!

  11. Want to eat now itself...

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  12. wow this is gorgeous

    i have never tried or tasted this before

    so delicious dish

  13. Wow..that looks yummy Dear....

  14. looks good jay! never seen these before!

  15. delicious and yummy . Join me in Fast Food event-Pasta and Know your Sweetness - Honey Event in my blog.

  16. Tempting preparation...Lovely clicks..

  17. Added to my list to DO :D
    love it


  18. Yummy kozukkatta
    loves it

  19. Wow! They look absolutely great. thanks for sharing your version.wonderful clicks Jayanthi!

  20. yummy presentation as always :)

  21. Authentic dish,can have this any time.

  22. It's my fav kozhukattai,looks yumm...

  23. Yes, healthy and yummy dish... I like it very much in Jay's taste...

  24. Thank you friends for your sweet notes..
    have a fantastic weekend..;)

  25. Que ricos! pruebo uno que seguro que me gusta Besos

  26. wow delicious and very tempting version Jay...luks too gud.

  27. wow, looks so colourful and appetising. Full of ingredients!

  28. Very tempting ! Love how easy it is to prepare if you have all the ingredients ! ;D

  29. Luv it. I am going to try it soon.

  30. Même si on ne connait pas tous les ingrédients, les photos sont très claires et expliquent très bien.
    Ce sont de magnifiques petites boulettes délicieuses.
    J'aime beaucoup.
    A bientôt

  31. Looks yummy! Very well presented.

  32. These dumplings look amazing. I have never seen anything like this. Definitely a must try. :) Have a wonderful weekend. ~ Ramona

  33. Looks so irresistible, what more a recipe which is on the savory side.

  34. Woah! this looks yumm but complicated!!! Loved the step wise pics Jay! :)

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  35. Too delicous, we make modakam too but the sweet version with the coconut filling inside. But I like your recipe the savory one. will try it Jay

  36. Now this was the recipe I had been waiting for long to see because I didn't know it's real name, just had a vague idea rather. Thanks for the detailed pics and recipe Jay. The clicks are outstanding. :)

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  37. Wow this is something that my family will love.

  38. Perfect and apt clicks.


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