Ingredients for the filling
- Coconut scraped 1cup
- Jaggery 3/4cup
- Cardamom powder a little
- Raw Rice(ponni) 1cup
- Water 1cup
- Gingelly oil 1tsp
- Salt 1/2tsp
Boil little(half a cup) water and add the jaggery.let it dissolve(you can strain it since there will be some dirt in the jaggery)else you can heat jaggery and coconut together and become thick and finally the elaichi powder.let the consistency of the poornam be sticky and made into a soft ball.
Soak rice for two hours and grind it into a smooth paste in dosa dough consistency
Boil water with pinch of salt and gingelly oil.when it starts boiling add the rice flour slowly so that no lumps are formed.
keep it closed for half an hour.put it on a plate and knead well to become like a chapati dough
Make a cup kind of mould with the rice flour and keep some sweet filling the poornam in the centre and close it.
like this make about 15 of them arrange them in a idly plate and steam it for 20 minutes and it is ready.
It is also called modhakam and made on pillayar chathurthi,varalakshmi nombu,Friday's of the
Adi masam(tamil month)and Thai masam(tamil month usually comes after sankaranthi)