|Modakam / Elu Kozhukattai|
Idiappam flour - 1/2 cup
Boiling water-1/2 cup
Salt a pinch
Sesame oil-1/2 tsp
Ingredients for the filling
Sesame seeds / Ellu - 1/2 cup
Grated jaggery-1/2 cup
(I used dessicated coconut )
Water -1 tbsp
Take a wide bowl put the flour,salt & oil.
Slowly pour the boiling water mix it with a spatula.Mix till it forms to a soft dough.
Do not use hand it will be very hot.
Cover & rest it for 5 minutes.Now knead the dough well,divide the dough into equal size balls.
Dry roast sesame seeds till its light brown,cool & dry grind to a coarse powder.
Take a pan add the grated jaggery,cardamom powder,grated coconut,water & sesame powder.
Keep mixing in low flame till the mixture thickens & leaves the sides of the pan.
Switch off the flame cool the mixture,while still warm divide it into equal size balls.
Grease your fingers shape like a small cup with the outer dough,Place the poornam ball cover it & shape it out like a modakam.Make sure there are no cracks.
Steam these modakam in a greased idli plates for 5 to 7 minutes or till done.
Cool the modakam & serve them.
a) You can use store bought rice flour to make this modakam.
b) Seal them well to make sure the filling doesn't come out while steaming.
c) Keep any filling of your choice.
d) Water ration depends upon the quality of rice,so add little by little to form a dough.
e) Always keep the dough covered to avoid drying.
f) Knead the dough well before making the modakam.
g) If your jaggery is not clean then dissolve it in water,filter & then use to make the poornam.
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