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Kadalai paruppu pooranam

Kadalai paruppu pooranam recipe - sweet pooranam recipe - Delicious stuffing for mothagam with chana dal, jaggery and coconut.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Soaking time1 hour
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 25 kozhukattai stuffing


  • ½ cup Chana dal/ kadalai paruppu
  • 1 cup Jaggery powdered
  • ½ cup Coconut grated
  • 2 Cardamom powdered
  • 1 Pinch salt


  • Soak chana dal for 3 hrs or minimum an hour. Pressure cook dal with water just to immerse it (Little less is also finupto 5 whistles.  Drain water if any, cool down and grind in blender or mash it with masher just to make it a paste and keep aside.
  • Take jaggery in a heavy bottomed vessel. Then pour water just enough to immerse jaggery.Heat it and when jaggery dissolves completely,filter it in a metal strainer to remove impurities if any.
  • Then again start heating the jaggery syrup (wash the vessel as it will have impurities). When it starts boiling, at one stage, the syrup will get frothy.At this stage add the ground dal paste, salt and coconut. Stir continuously without forming any lumps.Add elachi powder and mix thoroughly.
  • Note that water we are adding should be very less.The lesser we add water to jaggery, sooner the stuffing will get ready.Keep Stirring well till the mixture gets thick starts leaving the sides of the vessel.


  • You can add jaggery slightly more if you are sweet toothed. But do not add too much as it will make the stuffing sticky.
  • add a pinch of salt while stirring.
  • For ganesh chaturthi, we do this the before day and refrigerate. My MIL even makes equal sized balls and keep ready so that the next day its less work.