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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Beetroot Kolukattai / Beetroot Kozhukattai / Beetroot Modak - Ganesh Chathurthi Recipes

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Beetroot Kolukattai

Ingredients for the dough

Idiappam flour - 1/2 cup
Water-1/2 cup 
(to grind the beetroot )
Beetroot - a handful
(grind beetroot with 1/2 cup of water and filter , boil the filtered juice)
Salt a pinch
Sesame oil-1/2 tsp


Take a wide bowl put the flour,salt & oil.
Slowly pour the boiling juice mix it with a spatula 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.
Grease your fingers shape like a small cup with the outer dough, Place a teaspoon of the filling , close it into half and gently press the edges to seal. Make sure there are no cracks.
You can also use a banana leaf to flatten the dough then place the filling and fold the leaf into half and press the edges to seal. Steam the kolukattai with the leaf.
Steam these modakam in a greased idli plates for 5 to 7 minutes or till done.
Cool the modakam & serve them.

Different kinds of fillings


Ellu Pooranam

Ingredients for the filling

Sesame seeds / Ellu - 1/2 cup
Grated jaggery-1/2 cup
Coconut-1/4 cup
Cardamom-3 crushed
(I used dessicated coconut )
Water -1 tbsp


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.



Yellow moongh dal - 1/4 cup

( dry roasted till light golden brown and ground to a fine powder)

Grated jaggery - 1/4 cup

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

( dry roast till moisture has evaporated, do not fry till brown)

Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Cashew nuts and Raisins - together 2 tsp

( roasted in 1 tsp ghee till light brown)

Black sesame seeds - 1/2 tbsp

(dry roasted till they splutter, do not over fry and burn them)


Take a bowl add all the above ingredients and mix till combined.

Offer this easy neivedyam to lord Ganesha.


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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