Sunday, August 23, 2009

விநாயகர் சதுர்த்தி/Vinayagar chadhurthi special kolukattai!

It is a custom that we offer Modagam/Kolukattai to Lord Vinayaga on His birthday, "Vinayagar chadhurthi"(விநாயகர் சதுர்த்தி) . Let us see an easy to do, delicious kolukattai here.


  1. Readymade Idiyappam flour - 2 cups
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Hot water

For Pooranam:

  1. Chana dal - a little (soaked in water for three hours and then boiled)
  2. Karuppatti/Jaggery/Sugar
  3. Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
How to prepare:

  1. Add a little salt to Idiyappam flour and then mix it well with hot water to dough.
  2. Chana dal, karuppatti and coconut are all mixed together to get what we call it the pooranam.
  3. A lemon sized Idiyappam flour is taken and cup shape is given. A little of the pooranam is placed at the centre and then is covered fully with the idiyappam flour.
  4. The shape should look like a bulb of garlic.
  5. Steam the kolukattai as we do for idli and your delicious kolukattai is ready in a few minutes.

May Lord Ganapathi give you success in all that you do! Happy Vinayagar Chadhurthi !

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