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Thengai poornam


Made for Vinayagar Chaturthi

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  • 1. For Thengai poornam:
  • Shredded coconut - 1 cup
  • Jaggery - 1/2 cup
  • Ghee - 1 teaspoon
  • Elachi - 1 teaspoon
  • 2. For kolukkattai:
  • Raw rice: rinsed in water and dried...Grind it.
  • Water.
  • Salt and gingely Oil.


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

In a deep dish mix jaggery in just enough water. Cook in medium flame and stir till jaggery dissolves. Add grated coconut, ghee and elachi. Stir constantly till all water is absorbed. This is thengai poornam.

Step 2

This poornam can itself be had as a snack or made as a filling for kolukkattai.

Step 3

For the kolukkati add 1 cup wet rice flour to 1/2 cup boiling water+salt and oil. Keep some boiling water on the side...if needed add for a smooth consistency. Make a mould of choice, add the poornam and steam for 10 minutes in the idlimaker.


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Thengai poornam Thiruvaadhirai thaalatham...a gravy