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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Pasi paruppu pooranam kozhukattai (payatham paruppu/ yellow moong dal) is a flavourful pooranam kozhukattai, with yellow moong dal. My mom told this that they also make pooranam with moong dal instead of our regular channa dal pooranam. Though we make chana dal pooranam usually, this time thought of trying out this modak. I tried with less quantity, but this time I am going to make this same moong dal mothagam for the festival Ganesh chaturthi 2016 celebration too. It was same like the chana dal pooranam except for the flavour. We don’t roast chana dal for our kadalai paruppu pooranam, but mom asked me to roast the pasi paruppu for best flavour. It was very flavourful.  Check out my other Vinayaga Chathurthi recipes too.

How to make moong dal modak recipe full video

Moong dal modak recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snacks
Prep Time: 30 mins  |  Cook time: 20 mins   Makes: 15

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For pooranam
Moong dal – 1/4 cup

Coconut – 1/2 cup

Jaggery, powdered - 1/2 cup

Cardamom – 1

For dough

Raw rice flour/ Idiyappam flour – 1/2 cup

Salt – 1

Sesame oil – 1 tsp

Water as needed


  1. Roast moong dal until golden in colour in medium flame.
  2. 5-roast
  3. Pressure cook with 1 cup water, upto 4 whistles in medium flame. Mash it once done.
  4. 6-cooked
  5. Heat jaggery, with water just to immerse it. Once dissolved, filter through a metal strainer and continue heating in a heavy bottomed pan.
  6. 7-syrup
  7. Once the syrup is frothy, add mashed dal and mix well.
  8. 8-add
  9. Add coconut, cardamom and keep cooking until the mixture thickens and becomes a mass.
  10. 9-stuffing
  11. For outer layer dough, boil water well until it bubbles. Add it to the idiyappam flour in a mixing bowl, with sesame oil and salt (my flour had salt in it, so did not add). Add hot boiling water little by little and mix with a ladle. Keep aside closed with lid.
  12. Once warm enough to handle, add little more sesame oil and knead the dough smoothly. Divide into equal sized balls. (12-14 ). Keep covered all the times.
  13. By now the pooranam would have cooled down. Knead smoothly and roll into equal sized balls. Make bowl shape with the dough.
  14. 10-stuff
  15. Stuff with pooranam and cover the pooranam from all sides. Gather on top. Seal properly and hape to modaks.
  16. 11-seal
  17. Arrange in a greased steamer plate/ Idli plate (I used my idliyappam steamer). Steam for 5-8 minutes or until the outer cover gets shiny.
  18. 12ready


  • Keep the dough covered all the time to avoid cracking. Also knead the dough everytime, this way your dough will be more smooth, moist and manageable.
  • Make sure to select really fine rice flour (my idiyappam flour is really a fine one- Baba’s) so that it gets cooked almost when you add hot water while kneading.
  • To get the outer layer soft, its important to boil water well for making the dough. Dough should be almost cooked with the hot water so that you get non sticky pliable dough.
  • If the dough is not cooked well, you may not be able to make the cups properly and will break while making.
  • To check if the kozhukattais are done, it will be shiny and changed in colour.

Flavourful pasi paruppu pooranam kozhukattais. Flavourful and delicious.

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  1. Looks really yum Raji..i always love the way you shape the kozhukattais so perfectly:)

  2. Hi sis,mongdall poorani was a big hit this chathurthi, thanks for the receipe


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