My kids didn't touch any of the prasadams. As I said they don't like sweet dishes much. Konda eats Coconut Jaggary Kozhukattai, and most times remembers her text book lesson in Tamil she had couple of years back. In the story, the kid loves Kozhukattai and said the kozhukattais would melt in the mouth types. So ever since she read that lesson, she was all eager to taste it. When Konda ate it for the first time, she was disappointed that the Kozhukattais were not melting.
Step By Step Picture Recipe for Mani Kozhukattai
For the outer Rice flour dough, make as I showed in the Fried Modak.
For the Urad Dal filling.
Urad Dal / Ulundhu - 1 cup
Green Chilies - 2 -3 medium
Red Chili - 2
Curry leaves few
Hing / Asafetida a pinch
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder a pinch
Oil - 1 tsp
Grated Coconut for garnish - 2 tsp
For the Mani Kozhukattai,
Make the Rice flour dough and pinch out small dough and roll as a ball.
Steam for 10 - 15 mins. Allow to cool. When it's still hot it will not hold it's shape, once it's cooled it will retain it's ball shape, so don't handle it before.
How to make Mani (Ammani Kozhukattai):
Soak Urad dal for 2 hrs. Drain and grind along with green chilies, red chilies, salt, hing, curry leaves to a coarse mix
Once ground, make flat discs and steam for 10 mins. Grate to a fine powder.
Heat a non stick pan with 1 tsp oil. Add mustard, Urad dal, curry leaves, red chilies and fry,
Then add the grated Urad dal filling. add turmeric powder.
Once done, add the steamed mani kozhukattai, mix well. Finally garnish with grated coconut and offer as prasadam.
Other Ganesh Chaturthi Special Recipes
- Moong Dal Carrot Vada , Uddi Bonda
- Ulundhu Kozhukattai | Uppu Kozhukattai | Urad Dal Steamed Dumplings
- Fried Modak Recipe | Fried Modakam - Tamil Style
- Fried Modak Recipe 2 | Fried Modakam - Maharashtrian Style
- Channa Dal Kozhukattai
- Sweet Pidi Kolukattai
- Salt Pidi Kozhukattai | Uppu Pidi Kolukattai
- Sesame Laddu