Modaks,kolukattai,lavariya,…this is a sweet
dumpling made with rice flour ,and filling
with coconut as key ingredient. Types of lentils
and jaggery are mixed with coconut according
to individuals taste. Healthy and nutritious can
be served for breakfast or as tea time snack.
Today I’m going to share with you various
types of fillings, with the basic recipe for the
INGREDIENTS (For the covering)
2-3 cups rice flour/ idiappam flour/kolukattai
2 tsp ghee
Heat some water ( roughly 2 cups).Once it
starts to boil ,add salt ,switch off the flame and
add 1/2 cup normal water.
Pour this water into the rice flour .
Using a wooden spatula mix to a soft dough.
Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
Mix in the ghee ,and knead for 5 minutes.
Flatten on pieces of banana leaves ,keep filling
and fold the leaf to cover to dough.
Press lightly .
Steam for 7-10 minutes
Now for the fillings
1. Grated coconut,jaggery,nuts,cardamom,salt
2. Soaked and boiled moong dal ,heated with
ghee,jaggery,cardamom powder and coconut.
3.Soaked and boiled gramdal( kadala
paruppu,channadal) mashed and heated with
powder,raisins (if you like)
4.Mixed nuts of your choice,raisins,coconut,
jaggery , a little nutmeg powder, ghee
5. Boiled/steamed nendram semi-ripe
banana,mixed with coconut, jaggery,cardamom
The same kolukattai can be made with
savoury fillings too.
My previous posts related to this recipe
PANDAN SWEET DUMPLINGS (kolakattai )
Do try these fillings , and if you have innovated
anything new ,do post in your comments .