Elai Kozhukattai

Elai Kozhukattai

Elai kozhukattai

Elai kozhukattai is a very traditional South Indian kozhukattai /modak variety made by steaming the kozhukattai in banana leaf. The pooranam(stuffing) can be of your choice, here I have used simple sweet thengai ellu pooranam made with grated coconut, sesame seeds and jaggery. Learn how to make this traditional elai kozhukattai below.


For stuffing

Grated coconut -1 cup
Jaggery -1/2 cup
Ellu/ sesame seeds-1 tsp
Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp

For Dough

Processed rice flour /idiyappam flour-1 cup
Gingelly oil -1 tsp
Salt -1/4 tsp
Hot water as required.


For stuffing

👉Heat a kadai add the jaggery and 1/4 cup water allow the jaggery to dissolve and strain it to remove impurities set aside.

👉Now again in a kadai add grated coconut ,cardamom powder,sesame seeds and jaggery and cook for 5 minutes until all the moisture is absorbed and mixture is dry.stuffing is ready.

For outer dough

👉In a vessel add the processed rice flour,salt,gingelly oil and hot water little by little and make a soft dough.Cover it with cloth until use.

For Kozhukattai-

👉Wash and cut the banana leaf into small squares ,smear it with oil and keep it ready.
👉Now place a lemon sized ball of the dough on the banana leaf and spread it to poori shapes.
👉Keep little filling in the middle of the dough and close it along with the banana leaf .

👉Steam the kozhukattai for 5 mins.

👉Remove from the leaves and serve.

Preparation Time -20 mins

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