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Ellu kozhukattai recipe

Ellu kozhukattai recipe with step by step pictures - Vinayagar chaturthi recipes- Mothagam with Sesame, jaggery and coconut stuffed modaks, perfect for the celebration!  
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12


  • ½ cup Idiyappam flour or processed rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • Water - As needed
  • Salt


  • ½ cup Sesame seeds I used black ellu
  • ¾ cup Jaggery powdered
  • ¼ cup Grated coconut
  • 1 Cardamom


  • For the stuffing, wash sesame seeds well for 3 to 4 times in lots of water. (If using white, you can skip this step.
  • You have to remove all the impurities and spread it over a clean kitchen cloth. Let it be for 15 mins.
  • Mean while, for the dough, bring water to boil with a teaspoon of sesame oil and let it boil for a minute.
  • Add it to the flour with salt and mix well. Use a spatula for mixing. You may need more than double the times of water. So make sure you boil enough.
  • After it becomes warm, knead to a smooth dough and keep covered. You can make equal sized balls and keep covered.
  • By now the sesame seeds will be dry and roast it well until it pops.
  • Add jaggery and coconut to it and mix in low flame. As an optional step, you can grind the sesame seeds coarsely and proceed with the pooranam making.
  • Continue heating in medium flame until the jaggery melts and completely mixes.
  • When it starts leaving the sides, pour and cool down in a plate.
  • When it is still warm, make equal sized balls.
  • Make small cups and stuff the sesame inside. You can refer the VIDEO for help.
  • Steam it for 8 to 10 minutes. (water should boil before you place the kozhukattai inside the steamer).



  • You can use white sesame seeds as well.
  • Roasting the sesame well until it pops is must.
  • Grinding the sesame is purely optional but it will be good in mouth than whole sesame seeds. 
  • I find idiyappam flour better than the kozhukattai flour available in market, do try it.