Fruit and Nut Modak/ Beetroot Kozhukattai/ Sweet dumplings
An energetic, eye catching and deliciously sweet recipe to satisfy the sweet toothed healthy eaters. Stuffed fruit and nut rice dumpling with a different outlook, replaces the traditional modak/ kozhukattai (rice dumpling) with its shape and pooran.
The beetroot does not emit its flavor or aroma after the modak is steamed. If you don't have beetroot powder handy, just extract the clear beets juice about 1 1/4 cup and bring it to a boil for the raw odor to escape. Replace the water with this this juice it can be an easy fix which might not strike at times.
I have tried different shapes, but stuck with just one this time to elaborate the shaping process. Shaping is actually easy and therapeutic, you will see it in the stepwise pictures below. Try and tag me to take a look at your creativity.
The same dough can be mixed with basic tempering along with some green chillies, but this time I left it plain and accompanied it with celery chutney.
Making eco friendly Ganesh is another ritual in my house each year. I tried with the same rice dough, turmeric and wheat flour so far. I missed to take a picture this year. Let's hop on to the recipe.