Vinayagar/Ganesh Chathurthi Special

Vinayagar/Ganesh Chathurthi Special:

Varieties of 9 wonderful and easy Vinayagar Chathurthi Neivedhyam recipe links are provided below, click blue link for more detailed recipes.

  1. Erukkam Kozhukkattai:

Name of this dish based on the flower Erukkam poo in Tamil, commonly known as Crown flower loved by Lord Ganesha. Kozhukkattai as eivedhyam, prepared in the shape of Erukkam poo, his desired flower. Tastes great with both sweet and spicy fillings.

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Erikkam kozhukkatta

2. Pillayar Patti Mothagam:
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Vinayagar Chadhurthi, with the unique recipe prepared in Pillayar Patti – Modhagam. We believe that Lord Ganesha likes Modhagam, so we call him as Modhagappiriyar in Tamil, means who loves Modhagam. This is the reason behind we prepare various types of Kozhukkattai and show our devotion towards Ganesha. This the unique type of Modhagam prepared in Pillayar Patti during this Chathurthi. Freshly prepared with soaked raw rice and moong dal.

Pillayar Patti Mothagam
Pillayar Patti Mothagam

3. Neer Kozhukkattai:

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Kozhukattai is nothing but a rice dumpling, made by steaming freshly ground rice into balls, it can be made as both sweet and salt version. As we know any steamed food is extremely good for health. Here is the salt version.This will be soft and tasty with Kanagambara chutney.

4. Varagu Arisi Kozhukkattai:

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Varagu rice kozhukkattai
Varagu rice kozhukkattai

Millets are becoming trendy food and wholesome nutritious to all age category, nourishing dishes are prepared with millets.

Millet provides a host of nutrients, has a sweet nutty flavor, and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains.

Kodo millet(vara gari si) kozhukkattai is very palatable and soft when compared with other varieties of kolukkattai. Excellent breakfast or dinner with poondu (garlic) chutney.

Kodo millet can be used in the place of raw rice in all dishes alternatively, the taste will be better when compared with rice.

5. Mixed Nuts Kozhukkattai:

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Healthiest Innovation in our traditional recipe. Kozhukkattai is traditionally made with rice flour as base and filling prepared in various combinations, including spicy and sweet. Here,  I thought to prepare something  healthier to consume and without any artificial sweet or sweets like sugar and jaggery. Dates are naturally sweet in taste and the crunchy nuts added are very healthy. This wonderful combination of nuts and dates, filled in rice pod is heavenly in taste. Exclusively prepared for this Ganesh Chathurthi, recipe from Chettinad cookbook.

Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai
Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai

6. Pidi Kozhukkattai:

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Red rice  is usually eaten unhulled or partially hulled and has a red husk, rather than the more common brown. Red rice has a nutty flavor. Compared to polished rice, it has a higher nutritional value of rice eaten with the germ intact.

Kozhukkattai made out of healthy red rice will be soft and melts in our mouth. We call it as, “Pidi” Kozhukkattai because we catch to hold the mixture to get its shape. Delicious red rice kozhukkattai can be served with Red chili or Tomato chutney.

Red Rice Puttu Podi

Pidi Kozhukkattai
Pidi Kozhukkattai

7. Rava Kozhukkzttai:

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Wish You all Happy Ganesh Chathurthi,

Glad to note that we have achieved 350 posts in our blog – http://www.chettinadcookbook.org. To celebrate both Ganesh Chaturthi and our achievement we have a treat with the unique recipe Rava Kozhukkattai. easy to prepare in a few minutes of effort. Rava has the quality of easiest and fast cooking ingredient in all to choose. Rice can be replaced by Rava to make Kozhukkattai.

Rava Kozhukkattai
Rava Kozhukkattai

 

8. Ragi Kozhukkattai:

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Puttu kozhukattai:

This can be made with Rice flour, Wheat flour, Ragi flour etc. Here I preferred to do with Ragi flour because of its high nutritional value, the same recipe can be followed for all type of  flour,  cooking time may vary.

Raagi Puttu Kozhukkattai
Raagi Puttu Kozhukkattai

9. Sivapparisi Kozhukkattai:

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Soft and Creamy kozhukkattai made out of red rice :

Can be cooked in boiling water and season it with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.

Sivaparisi/Red rice flour makes this sweet pal kozhukkattai more delicious.Normally pal kozhukkattai is prepared with white rice flour, mini balls cooked in milk and added jaggery or sugar,here we use red rice flour for its health benefits and natural sweetness present in the rice enhances the taste.This also equally delectable and soft.

Elai Adai:

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Elai adai is kerala special dish. It has wonderful aroma cooked in banana leaves, this is steam cooked variety. Healthy, soft and delicious sweet liked by all. This sweet is specially made during vinayagar chathurthi as prasadham to lord Ganesha.Fillings can be sweet or spicy according to your preference.

Banana leaves are also excellent for cook, as it allows the steam to penetrate the food inside or on top of it. You can use banana leaf to line a steamer, or to wrap your food and then steam it.

Elai adai
Elai adai

 

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Rava Kozhukkattai

Rava Kozhukkattai:

Wish You all Happy Ganesh Chathurthi,

Glad to note that we have achieved 350 posts in our blog – http://www.Chettinadcookbook.org . To celebrate both Ganesh Chaturthi and our achievement we have a treat with the unique recipe Rava Kozhukkattai. easy to prepare in few minutes of effort. Rava has the quality of easiest and fast cooking ingredient in all to choose. Rice can be replaced by Rava to make Kozhukkattai.

Rava Kozhukkattai
Rava Kozhukkattai

Ingredients:

Fine Rava / Sooji -1 cup

Milk -1 cup

Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp

Grated coconut-1/4 cup

Jaggery grated- 3/4 cup

Cashew-few broken

Ghee-1 tbsp

Method:

Heat pan with Ghee golden roast broken Cashews, collect and keep it aside.

In the same pan fry Sooji / Rava for 2 to 3 minutes in medium flame.

Melt jaggery by sprinkling some water, once done strain it to remove unwanted particles.

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In another pan boil milk, while it starts boiling temperature, add roasted Rava and stir constantly.

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When it becomes thick, add melted jaggery, grated coconut, and cardamom powder, mix well.
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Make it into small lemon sized balls, place cashews on making every ball and steam cook it for 10 minutes.

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Rava Kozhukkattai
Rava Kozhukkattai

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai

Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai:

Healthiest Innovation in our traditional recipe. Kozhukkattai is traditionally made with rice flour as a base and filling prepared in various combinations, including spice and sweet. Here, I thought to prepare something healthier to consume and without any artificial sweet or sweets like sugar and jaggery. Dates are naturally sweet in taste and the crunchy nuts added are very healthy. This wonderful combination of nuts and dates, filled in rice pod is heavenly in taste. Exclusively prepared for this Ganesh Chathurthi, recipe from Chettinadcookbook.

Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai
Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai

Ingredients: To prepare the outer covering 

Rice flour-1 cup ( yields 20 to 23 Kozhukkattai)

Salt-1/2 tsp

Oil-2 tsp

Ingredients for filling mixture:

Dates-15 nos

Kiss-miss, dry grapes- 1 tbsp

Coconut grated-2 tbsp

Almond-fist full

Cashew nuts- fist full

Pista, walnut -5 to 10 each (optional)

Peanuts-1 tbsp

Cardamom-1/2 tsp

Ghee-2 tsp to roast the nut mixture

Method:

Coarsely grind all the above-mentioned nuts in a mortar or pestle, collect it separately.

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Grind the dates and dry grapes together for a minute to mash it well.

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Heat pan with one teaspoon of ghee and slightly roast the nut mixture.

In a wide pan add roasted nut mixture, dates mixture, and coconut.

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Mix it well all together and make it into a small gooseberry sized balls.

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In a vessel boil water, take another pan to add the rice flour, salt, and oil as mentioned above.

Gradually pour boiling water into the rice flour and mix it with the ladle to a tight dough.

Make the dough to small lemon size equal balls, Now grease your fingers and palm, make the balls to thin patties or cup-shaped to fill the mixture.

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Make it to your desired shape, such that the filling does not come out of the outer covering.

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Steam cook the Kozhukkattai, in two batches for 10 to 15 minutes.

Mixed nuts Kolukkattai is ready. Exclusively prepared for this Ganesh Chathurthi from Chettinadcookbook.

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Note:

If you prefer to have a more sweet taste, add some grated jaggery with the mixture.

One teaspoon of sugar can be added in rice flour while mixing the dough.