Uppu Kozhukattai is the prasadam for Vinayaka Chathurthi along with the Vella Kozhakattai and Ammini Kozhakattai. I love the Uppu Kozhakattai as its almost like a paruppu usili filled in the rice balls and then steamed in the pressure cooker. The Uppu Kozhukattais, I always felt were comparitively more easier to make as one makes… Continue reading Uppu Kozhukattai / Ulundhu Kozhukattai
Ammini Kozhukattais – I have no clue about the origin of that name and how we came about calling that delicacy that. I know that whenever we set out to make Uppu Kozhukattais and Vella Kozhukattais, we would normally have the outer dough leftover and so amma would always make these mini delicacies!!! In… Continue reading Mini Kozhukattai – Ammini Kozhukattai (Steamed mini rice balls spiced with seasonings).
Every year Vinayaka Chathurthi is celebrated all over the world as the day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi bestows his presence on this earth. Vinayaka Chathurthi in my home essentially marks the beginning of good times and of course all other festivals. In Madras, the entire shopping streets… Continue reading Kozhukattai Outer Dough for Preparation of Modhakas.
The pictures have been updated on one of my earliest posts Pidi Kozhakattai – Steamed Rice Dumplings
Pidi Kozhukattai is one of the oldest tiffin items that I remember my grandmother Maduraiamma making for me when I would come from school all hungry and ravenous. I would be waiting to eat the lovely white steaming hot balls of rice, smelling of hing and coconut and smother it well with her delicious Molagai… Continue reading Pidi Kozhukattai – Steamed rice dumplings.