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Modakam or Kozhikattai


  • Rice flour –  1 cup
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Oil   – 1 tsp
  • Salt a pinch

For the filling


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Make the filling

  1.  In a heavy bottomed pan. Melt the jaggery with 3 tbsp of water, add a spoon of milk to remove the dust and filter it.
  2. Add the grated coconut to the jaggery syrup and cook in simmer till the mixture is thicker in consistency. Add the crushed cardamom powder and mix well.

Kozhukattai Making

  1. In a non stick pan, fry the rice powder till heat is retained in the powder but do not over fry that it becomes brown.
  2. Add a pinch of salt, oil to the rice powder.
  3. Heat water in another pan; slowly add the boiling water to the rice powder.
  4. Whisk well so that no lumps are formed. Rice batter is ready.
  5. Grease your palms with a little oil and knead the dough to become soft while the dough is warm, if the dough cools then it will forms lumps.
  6. Take a small ball of dough make them into a cup shape.
  7. Keep the filling in the center and to close the cup press it on the tip.
  8. Heat the water in a steamer, place the modaks on the steamer plate and steam for 6 to7 minutes
  9. Once the modaks are cooked they will turn translucent. Serve hot

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