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How to make Kara pooranam kozhukattai

This is a very important festival recipe which is made during the festival of Ganesh Chathurthi. It is a steamed dish and hence healthy.


Outer layer

Raw rice   –  1½ cup

Water  — 3 cup

Milk  — ¼ cup

Salt  — 1 pinch

Gingelly oil  — 4 tsp

Stuffing1 (pooranam)  

Urad dal  — ½ cup

Stuffing 2( Pooranam)

Moong dal  — ½ cup

Common to both stuffings

Green chili                  — 2 nos.

Gingelly Oil                 — 1 tsp

Fresh coconut grated  – 1 tbsp.

Mustard                      — 1 tsp

Hing                            — 1/2 tsp

Urad dhal                    — 1 tsp

Salt                             — 3/4 tsp

Curry leaves               — 8-10 nos.

Note: Alternate method for outer layer: Use raw rice flour 1½ cup, hot water 3 cup, milk ¼ cup, salt 1 pinch and gingelly oil 1 tsp. Mix all and make soft dough

Preparation time : 30 minutes

Cooking time        : 08 minutes

Makes                     : 18 – 20 nos.



Take raw rice 1 1/2 cup and soak for 1 hour. After soaking, drain the soaked water. Add   1 1/2 cup fresh water to the soaked rice and grind. After grinding dilute the rice batter with  another 1 1/2 cup of water.

Step 1:

Heat  1 tsp of gingelly oil in a pan. Pour rice batter. Add 1/4 cup milk.

Step 2:

Add salt. Stir well in low flame.

Step 3:

Stir continuously allowing the dough to become thick.

Step 4:

Transfer the dough to a plate and mash it. The outer layer is ready.

Step 5:

Preparation of inner stuffing ( Pooranam in Tamil)

We have two varieties of stuffing- Urad dal stuffing and moong dal stuffing.

Take Urad dal 1 cup and moong dal 1 cup. Soak both the dal in separate containers for 1/2 hour.

Step 6:

Steam both dal for 8 minutes.

Step 7:

Transfer the steamed urad dal to a mixie. Add green chili 2nos. , hing powder 1/2 tsp and salt 3/4 tsp. Grind coarsely.

Step 8:

Heat 1 tsp gingelly oil , add mustard 1 tsp, urad dal 1 tsp, curry leaves 8-10 nos. and grated coconut 1 tbsp. Stir well . Add the ground urad dal mixture. Now the urad dal stuffing(pooranam) is ready.

Step 9:

Repeat Step 7 and Step 8 for moong dal thus making the moong dal stuffing also ready.

Step 10:

With the rice dough , make cup like shape by applying pressure with thumb and slowly turning the dough.

Step 11:

Keep moong dal or urad dal pooranam and steam it for 8 minutes. Kara pooranam kozhukattai is ready.


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