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Sweet dumplings called as mothagam kozukattai. Prasadam food for ganesh chaturthi. #sweet #dumpling

Mothagam – Sweet Coconut Kozhukattai for Vinayagar Chathurthi

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 15 1x


Recipe for Mothagam – Sweet Coconut Kozhukattai with home made ground rice. Vinayagar Chathurthi festival prasadam. Easy to do recipe with coconut pooranam.



For the Dumpling

  • 1/2 cup Raw Rice
  • 1 cup Water (1/2 cup + 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Oil

For the Stuffing (pooranam)

  • 1/2 cup fresh shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 cup powdered Jaggery
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • 5 cashewnuts, broken into small pieces
  • 2 teaspoon fried gram dal (pottu kadalai in tamil)


For the Dumpling

  1. Wash 1/2 cup of raw rice in water for 2-3 times. Soak the washed rice in 1/2 cup of water. Let it soak for a minimum of one hour. Grind the rice in the mixie along with the water used for soaking rice. Do not use extra water. You should grind it to a very smooth paste. Set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining half a cup of water in a pan until boiling. Add in the oil and the salt. Add in the rice paste and mix well continously until it forms a very thick paste. Remove off heat. cover with a pan and set aside.

Now lets make the stuffing AKA pooranam.

  1. Heat ghee in a pan and add in the broken cashew-nuts. Fry until golden. Add in the freshly shredded coconut, powdered jaggery and cardamom. Fry till all the jaggery is melted.
  2. Grind two teaspoon of fried gram dal (pottu kadalai) to a smooth powder. Add in the fried gram powder to the pan and mix well. Switch off the flame. Allow it to cool. The stuffing will thicken up as it cools.
  3. Now lets make the dumpling. One can make the dumpling by hand or with the help of the mold.
  4. * Look at visual instructions above.
  5. Heat an idli vessel with water and steam the dumplings for 7-8 minutes. Remove off heat and serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Prasadam, Sweet, Dessert
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu, South Indian