Festival RecipesElai kozhukattai recipe | Green moong dal kara kozhakattai

Elai kozhukattai recipe | Green moong dal kara kozhakattai

 With green moong dal poornam

Elai kozhukattai | green moong dal savory kozhukattai, is a different one i learnt from Venkatesh bhat’s cookery show last year. He showed with ulundu poornam stuffing in that show. It was quite easy and interesting. Even you can tell your kids to join the fun of making this elai kozhukattai. Check out my complete collection of ganesh chaturthi recipes. While i was thinking what to stuff inside the elai kozhukattai, the idea of stuffing green moong dal was told by my friend yesterday when we are having a chat. Also one of my friend told me a different procedure for making the outer cover too, which i have given in this recipe. The kozhukattais were very soft and tasted well too. Stay tuned for more ganesha chathurthi recieps coming up on jeyashri’s kitchen. Also tried another method of making outer cover, which i will share with more tips in my next post.

Elai kozhukattai recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins + 1 hour soaking  | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Makes: 8

     Rice flour | homemade rice flour    1/2 cup
     Salt   2 pinches
     Sesame oil   2 tsp
     Water  as needed          
     Green moong dal 1/4 cup
     Coconut oil  1/2 tsp
     Coconut  1 tblsp
     Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
     salt  as needed
     Asafoetida  a pinch 
     Red chili   1

                              Video on how to make elai kozhukattai


elai akozhukattai


  • Soak the green moong dal for an hour.
  • Pressure cook this in the cooker for 3-4 whistles with less water. Add little salt and a pinch of asafoetida.
green moong kozhakattai 1
  • Once done drain the water if any and keep it aside.
  • In a pan add coconut oil and throw in the mustard seeds, red chili and curry leaves.
  • Add the cooked dal to the pan and mix well.
green moong kozhakattai 4
  • Mash the dal coarsely with a potato masher.
green moong kozhakattai 5
  • Discard the red chili and add the grated coconut to this and mix well.
  • Mix well.
green moong kozhakattai 6
  • Poornam | filling is ready for stuffing.
  • Now lets make the outer cover.
  • I followed a different method.
  • Mix half cup of flour ( i used store bought kozhukattai maavu) with water. Bring it to the consistency of dosa batter.  Add salt and 1 tsp of sesame oil to this.

green moong kozhukattai 2

  • In a pan add the batter and cook this in a low flame till the water evaporates and the mixtures comes to whole mass.

green moong kozhakattai 8

  • Transfer this to a plate. Once it is warm knead the dough with greased hands and keep it covered with a damp cloth.

green moong kozhukattai 9

  • Lets make the elai kozhukattai.
  • Take a lemon sized dough ball.
  • Grease a small portion of banana leaf.
  • Place the dough in the center of the leaf and using your hands flatten it.

green moong kozhakattai 7

  • Place the poornam at one end and fold the leaf .

green moongdal kozhukattai 8

  • Repeat this for the rest of the dough.
  • Steam this for 7-8 minutes.
  • Slowly take out from the leaf after 2 minutes.

green moongdal kozhukattai 9

  • With the banana leaves i had i could make 5 elai kozhukattais and remaining 2 i made with hands and i made i modakam shape too.
  • Elai kozhukattais are ready for neivedhyam.
Green moong elai kozhukattai
  1. You can replace the moong dal with yellow moong dal or even with any sundal varieties.
  2. Check out all my modakam recieps and keep any filling of your choice.
  3. I was left with 3 tblsp of poornam after making 8 kozhukattais.

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