Ellu Kozhukattai | Sesame Seeds Kozhukattai
Another Traditional Offering for Lord Ganesha!

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Adjust Servings:
1 Cup Kozhukattai Mavu
1 Cup Sesame seeds 1 Cup - 250 ml
0.5 Cup Grated Jaggery
2 Tablespoon Grated Coconut
4 Cardamom
2 Tablespoon Sesame oil
1 Teaspoon Ghee (Clarified butter)
5 Cashew

Nutritional information

10 g
40 g
2 g
2 g

Sesame seeds with jaggery, a yummy filling to fill Kozhukattai!

  • Naivedyam (Offering to God)
  • Traditional Recipes




Sesame seeds kozhukattai(ellu kozhukattai) is a delicious recipe and specially made on the auspicious day of Vinayaka Chaturti(Ganesh Chaturti). This is another traditional dish we do for neivedhyam for Lord Ganesha along with Thengai Purna kozhukattai and Ulundhu kozhukattai. This is so simple to make and tastes yummy. Especially black Sesame Seeds are particularly rich in iron, so they’re highly recommended for those with anemia and weakness. So even if you are not doing this dish for neivedhyam, we can make this filling alone and have it if we have anemia or weakness. Black sesame seeds combined with jaggery is a tasty and iron rich filling.

We can also use white or brown variety of Sesame seeds. I have given both the videos below. One video is with Black Sesame Seeds and its detailed video with voice over and other with quicker video and using white sesame seeds. Sesame seeds, on grinding releases oil which will be used to bind with jaggery. Sesame seeds are first soaked for 10 mins and then strained and dry fried till it turns golden brown and then grind it along with jaggery, coconut and cardamom seeds to get a thick mixture.

The variety of jaggery makes a huge difference in the color of the puranam. If you use Pagu Vellam, then you will get a nice dark brown puranam else you will get light brown filling. The color doesn’t matter. What matters is the right consistency of filling. Do not grind it for too much time as the jaggery releases water and sesame seeds releases oil and both makes the filling watery. We need a thick mixture so that we can make balls out of the filling

Lets see how to make kozhukattai with this healthy filling!

Video Making of Ellu Kozhukattai | Sesame Seeds Kozhukattai

Ellu Kozhukattai | Sesame Seeds Kozhukattai

Detailed video of Ellu Kozhukattai with Voice Over

Ellu Kozhukattai | Sesame Seeds Kozhukattai

Different Varieties of Kozhukattai

  1. Green Gram Jaggery Puran Kozhukattai
  2. Bengal Gram Jaggery Puran Kozhukattai
  3. Urad Dal Spicy Puran Kozhukattai
  4. Sesame Seeds Jaggery Puran Kozhukattai
  5. Coconut Jaggery Puran Kozhukattai
  6. Paal Kozhukattai with Jaggery
  7. Pidi Kozhukattai
  8. Ammini Kozhukattai
  9. Paal Kozhukattai with Sugar
  10. Sugiyan (Fried Modak with Urad dal)
  11. Fried Modak with Maida
  12. Suyyam
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15 mins

Soak & Fry Sesame Seeds

Soak the black sesame seeds in water for 10 mins and then take it out and add it to a pan and keep the pan in the flame. Fry the sesame seeds in a pan.

5 mins

Grinding Process

When it starts to sputter remove it from flame and then take it in a mixer. Grind the sesame seeds in the mixer and again add the jaggery, cardamom powder, chopped coconut to the mixer

5 mins

Grind it for a while and then take the mixture in a bowl. Heat ghee in a pan and fry the cashews till they turn golden brown color.

5 mins

Prepare Puranam

Add the roasted cashews to the puranam. Make small balls out of this mixture and keep it in a plate. Now our filling (Sesame Seeds Pooranam) is ready.

20 mins

Prepare Modak

Take some oil in a bowl and take little oil in hand and then take little rice flour ball and make it like a cup and then in the middle of it add the sesame seeds pooranam ball and then close the flour and keep it aside. Repeat the same for rest of the flour and pooranam

5 mins

Steaming Modak

Steam cook all these kozhukattai in a Idli plate in the cooker for 5 mins


Serving Time

The mouth-watering sesame seeds poorana kozhukattai is ready for Neivedhyam on the auspicious occasion of Vinayaka Chaturthi and then server it hot.

Sowmya Venkatachalam

IT Engineer turned full time Food Blogger. I ♡ FOOD. I also love food blogging. Did you make a recipe? Tag @Subbusktichen on Instagram. I WANNA SEE!

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Hello Mami, thanks for the recipes. I buy frozen fresh coconut and keep in freezer to use anytime. If I use this for sesame kozhakattai will it get spoilt. Because other items are fried. Thanks.

Hi.. Thanks for the recipe… Can we replace sesame seeds with anything else ? Since I'm pregnant I'm bothered to use sesame seeds… But I like this dish so much..

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