Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated in honour of Hindu God, Lord Ganesha, who is said to leave mount Kailasha to be with his followers for these ten days. Vinayagar chaturthi|Pillayar Chaturthi is celebrated on 29th August. we make kozhukattai for Lord Ganesha.In many states, people make different varieties of dishes and offer as naivety for Lord Ganesha. The festival extends over 11 days with the biggest spectacle happening on the last day called Anant Chaturdasi day. The festival is celebrated in a very public manner. Local communities compete with each other to put up the biggest and best Ganesha statue and display. Expect very crowded streets, filled with boisterous devotees, and lots of music.
How to make Kozhukattai
- Preferably sieve the flour to remove the larger sized lumps.
- Add salt, ghee to water and boil it.
- Pour this water into the rice powder and knead well to make a smooth dough, without lumps.
- Make big lemon sized balls out of this dough.
- Heat a thick-bottomed saucepan, add a spoon of oil/ghee and mix the grated coconut and cardamom powder.
- Roast it for some time and pour in the jaggery syrup.
- Keep it over the flame till the moisture dries up with constant stirring.
- Switch off the flame and transfer it to a bowl.
- Spread a little oil on your palm and take a ball of dough and flatten it slightly.
- Put a spoonful of the mixture in this and secure all the sides and roll lightly.
- Prepare the entire balls using the rest of the dough.
- Steam the kozhukkattas in an idiyappam and idly maker till done and serve them warm.
Kozhukattai is a favourite dish of Lord Ganesha. It is made with rice flour, coconut and jaggery stuffing.
Ingredients For Kozhukattai
RICE FLOUR -1 CUP
OIL -1 TSP
JAGGERY – 1 CUP
CARDAMOM POWDER – 1/4 TSP
GHEE -1 TSP