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After I made Koya Modak / Mawa Modak recipe I had very little Mawa left in my fridge. I was wondering what to do with that Then I surfed thro' a magazine I saw this Modagam recipe with Koya. I decided to give it a try. To me this like a fusion recipe. No compromise in the taste. I wish my friends a very happy vinayagar chaturthi.

For Outer Covering:

Rice Flour - 1.5 Cups
Maida - 1 tablespoon
Water - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Salt a pinch

For Stuffing:

Koya - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Roasted Gram dhal powder
Dry roasted coconut - 2 tablespoon
Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon

Boil 1 1/2 cup of water, teaspoon of oil with Salt. 
Reduce the flame and add the flours and mix well with spoon. Switch off the flame and leave it for 3-5 mins. Apply oil on your hand and mix the dough well.
Make them in to a soft dough (Adjust water accordingly. The dough should be like smooth chapathi dough). ( I have done the flour in 2 batches). Cover it with wet cloth till you need it. Make Lemon size balls
Dry Roast coconut. And mix all the ingredients under For stuffing section. 
Bring it together to make a soft dough. Make a gooseberry size balls and keep it aside

For using hand to make Modak

Grease ur hands with oil.Make lemon sized rice dough small balls and flatten them as thin as possible like a small cup.

Now keep the stuffing ball and keep in middle of the cup as shown below.Pull around the edges and bring it to center over the top of the filling. Bring it together to form the modak shape.Now follow the procedure for the remaining dough

For using Mould to make Modak
Grease the mould with oil and Follow the steps in the pic below take lemon size dough and take 3/4th of dough and press it along the sides of mould (My mould is bigger if yours is smaller you need less dough)
Close the mould and keep the gooseberry size of the pooranam / stuffing. Close the bottom with the reminder of 1/4th dough
Carefully remove the modak from the mould and repeat the process.
Arrange the modak in the greased idli plate and steam it for 10-15mins.After 10-12 mins check if the kozhukottais are done. Once done the outer skin would be shiny and when touched with hand it will nto stick to hand
Enjoy the Modak or sweet kolukattai