Monday, July 18, 2016


Fried modhakam is prepared with maida/wheat flour with jaggery filling and typically fried in pure ghee. This modhakam along with appam is a must for Ganesh homam. This can also be prepared for Ganesh chathurthi. Also this neivedhyam can be prepared the previous day night itself.

Fried Kozhukattai


Maida/Wheat fllour - 1 cup
Rava - 1 tsp (optional)
Salt: a pinch
Sugar: 1/2 tsp
Ghee: 1 tsp + 1 tsp (divided)
Coconut: 1/2cup
Jaggery: 1/2 cup
Ghee: to fry


  1. Mix maida, rava,sugar, salt and ghee together. Add water and prepare the dough to pliable consistency
  2. Coat the dough with little ghee and cover with wet cloth and set aside for an hour
  3. Meanwhile prepare the stuffing by heating coconut, jaggery and 1 tsp of ghee together
  4. Heat and stir the mixture until it forms a mass and does not stick to the sides of the vessel
  5. Add powdered cardamom as well
  6. Divide the dough and stuffing to 20 balls separately.
  7. Grease your hands with ghee and make a small circle with the dough
  8. Place the stuffing inside and close the sides to form modhak shape
  9. Repeat the same for all the 20 balls
  10. Fry the modhaks in ghee until it turns golden brown


  • For healthier options wheat flour can be used instead of maida
  • Rava adds crispness to the modhak
  • I would recommend frying in pure ghee for better taste and purity(ghee does not emit any radicals at high temp). Oil would also work well though.
Step by step Pictures:

Recently we made two batches for 108 modhaks for homam performed at temple. Below is the measurements used

Measurement of ingredients required to make 216 modhaks:

Maida - 11 cups
Rava - 11 tsp
Ghee - 11 tsp
Coconut: 6 cups
Jaggery - 6 cups
Cardomom pods - 35
Salt - a pinch
Ghee : to fry

1 comment:

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