Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sesame Mothagam

After posting my recipe for mothagam (sweet rice mass) , I got an excellent recipe from my friend Mrs.Kalpana Murugesan. She is very good at cooking and hosting parties and I adore her recipes a lot.
Here is her yummy recipe.

Ingredients for pooranam (sweet filling):

jaggery- 1 cup
ground nut - 1/2 cup
sesame seeds- 1/2 cup
shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
Dahlia splits - 2 tbsp
cardamom- 4
raisins- 10

Ingredients for rice covering:
rice flour - 2 cups
Salt - a pinch
ghee/oil- 2 tbsp
Hot water - 1 cup

Pooranam preparation:

Dry roast the sesame seeds and ground nuts separately and coarsely crush them in a blender along with jaggery.
Now add the shredded coconut and crushed cardamom.
Fry the cashews and raisins in ghee and add it to the mixture.
Mix well and make lemon size balls out of it and keep aside.

Mothagam preparation:
Heat a frying pan and dry roast the rice flour until it looses all the moisture and becomes loose.
Add water,ghee/oil , salt to the flour and mix well to get a chapthi dough (bread / pizza dough).
Now take a small ball of rice dough, flatten it in your palm.
Put one sweet pooranam ball over the rice disc and start covering it inside the rice dough.
The rice coating should be thin.Make the shape of a coconut with kudumi.
Now arrange the mothagams/ kozhukattai on a idly baking tray and steam it like idly for 10 minutes.

Serving suggestions:
Serve hot / cold as dessert or snack.

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