The best part of celebrating Ganesh Chathurthi is the loads of goodies you get to relish after the pooja.One such thing is Kaduvu or kozhukattai.

You need:

For the dough:
Processed rice flour - 1 cup
Salt - to taste

For the sweet filling:
Coconut grated- 1/2 cup
Jaggery,powdered-1/4 cup
Cardamon powder- a pinch[Optional]

For the dough:
  1. Mix salt and processed rice flour.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 cups of water in a heavy bottomed pan.
  3. Bring to a boil ,simmer and slowly stir in the processed rice flour.
  4. The dough has to be stirred continuously to avoid lumps.
  5. Keep stirring till the dough comes together as a ball and is glossy.
  6. Test it by taking a bit of dough and shape into a ball.The ball should not break.This is the right stage,the dough it is done.
  7. Remove from heat and let it cool a little.
  8. When it cools enough to be handled,grease your hands and knead well for 5 minutes.

For the filling:

Grind together coconut,cardamom and jaggery [Not to a fine paste].

To assemble:

  1. Prepare the filling first and keep it aside.
  2. When the dough is still warm make small balls.
  3. Shape them into small cups and keep a little bit of the the filling in it and shape into modaks/kaduvu/kozhukattai.

4. Arrange the prepared kaduvus in a steamer and steam for 15 minutes or till done.


Each variety of rice flour will absorb water differently.So keep some extra hot water handy when preparing the dough

If you are in a hurry to prepare kaduvu,use plain rice flour instead of processed rice flour.

This goes in for Mythreyee's Sweet series - Deep fried or steam cooked sweets .

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