10 Types of Modakam for Vinayagar Chaturthi

  • 11 Sep 2018

Kozhukattai or modakam is Lord Vinayagar’s favorite food and its a must for Vinayagar Chaturthi!

Would you like to try different types of this delicacy for Vinayagar Chaturthi? Then, have a look at 10 types of Modakam that Astro Ulagam compiled just for you!

1) Ammini Kozhukattai

Ideally, the rice flour dumplings are steamed, cooked and later tossed in a tempering for additional flavors. They can be made both sweet or spicy.

2) Elu Kozhukattai

This has sweet stuffing prepared with sesame seeds, peanut and jaggery.

3) Fried Modakam

A deep fried sweet dish with crispy outer layer and chewy coconut stuffing.

4) Upma Kozhukattai

This is a very scrumptious and tasty upma with broken raw rice cooked along with Indian spices. Served with sambar, chutney and eggplant gotsu.

5) Ulundu Kozhukattai

This is done by stuffing the rice flour kozhukattai with sweet Urad Dal filling.

6) Paal Kozhukattai

A very popular Chettinad dessert prepared with jaggery and coconut milk. This is an authentic recipe in which the dumplings are prepared by soaking and grinding the rice.

7) Dry Fruits Modakam

Dry fruits along with nuts are grounded and molded in a mould to get the modakam shape.

8) Moong Dal Modakam

Roasted raw rice and moong dal are stuffed in the rice flour dumplings.

9) Khoya Modakam

Maharastrian usually make the Khoya Modakam. Generally the khoya or mawa modakam is made using the mould.

10) Uppu Kozhukattai

This is a savory version of kozhukattai in which dal stuffing of your choice is cooked along with green chili, asafetida, salt, mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Picture credit: vehrecipesofindia,,, & jeyashrikitchen

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