Sesame seeds / Ellu kozhukattai (Kolukattai) - Pooja recipes - GANESH CHATURTHI RECIPES | VINAYAKA CHAVITHI RECIPES

I love kolukattai. I do kolukattai almost every time I make idiyappam. I purposely make more dough and do kolukattai next day. My husband likes sweet poornam kolukattai. I like spicy or uppu version. My 2nd son also love the sweet one. I love the flavour of Sesame seeds. Rest of the family loves peanut. So I kind of alternate different stuffings / poornams. Enjoy this version of Ellu / Sesame seeds poornam kolukkattai

Rice Flour / Idiyappam flour - 1/2 cup
Salt per taste
Water as needed
Oil - 1.5 teaspoon

For Stuffing

Sesame seeds - 1 cup ( I have used White one)
Jaggery - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 3 tablespoon
Elachi / Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon


Dry roast the sesame seeds till nice aroma comes and you can hear popping sound. Cool it down. Grind together with jaggery and coconut. Don't add any water. Oil in Sesame seeds will bring the mixture together. Roll it into small balls. Keep it aside
Make the outer cover of kolukkattai dough by adding boiling hot water (Make sure it is really boiling hot otherwise it will start to break) to the idiyappam flour. Cover it for 2 minutes. Using wooden spoon you make a pilable dough. When it is warm and can be handled with your hands, grease your hands with oil and knead into a pliable dough. Make lemon size balls. And keep it closed till you need it with wet cloth
Take one ball at time and make a cup using your finger. Place one ellu poornam urundai in the center. Bring all the sides together and make it into modak shape. Repeat till all the balls are done. Steam this in idli plate till it is cooked (takes about 10-12 mins) when it is cooked the outer cover will be shinny. When you touch it the dough shouldn't stick to your finger too.
Enjoy the kolukattai