This is my first shot at Kozukattais/ modagams. We do not celebrate Vinayagar chatruthi. So this is specially for all my blog followers who celebrate this festival!:) I got this recipe from sharmis passions. If you need more detailed pictures you make check out her page!
                         I personally loved the filling........yummy! There was alot of the filling left because I made very little  dough for the outer covering. So we ate the filling without the outer covering!..:D

for the filling/ pooranam
3/4 cup channa dal
1 cup powdered jaggery
3 tbsps grated coconut
a pinch of cardamom powder

for the outer covering:
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup water (or more to make the dough)
salt to taste
1 tsp oil

  • Pressure cook the channa dal for about 4 whistles and mash it. Keep aside
  •  In a bowl, add the jaggery and add warm water just enough to cover the jaggery. Dissolve the jaggery and then strain it. Transfer the liquid into a saucepan.
  • Once the jaggery starts to boil add the mashed channa dal, coconut and the cardamom powder.

  • Keep stirring till the mixture thickens and starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Switch off the flame and roll them into small balls
  • In another bowl add oil and salt to the rice flour. 
  • Slowly add the boiling water little by little to form a soft dough

  • cover with a wet cloth till you start, to prevent it from drying
  • Take a small ball in your palm and flatten it using your fingers, so that it forms a thin circle
  • place a small ball of the filling (less than a lemon size) in the cente and bring the corners together. press the sides.
  • steam the prepared modaks in a idli steamer for about 10 mins. when the outer layer is shiny, your modaks are done.