Kudaalu or Sweet Poornam Kudalu are Ganesh Chathurthi's special dish made with maida pockets with a sweet filling made with coconut and jaggery.
These Sweet Poornam Kudalu are similar to Kajjikayalu, except in this dish we have a stuffing of coconut and jaggery. We also add chana dal to the mix in the other version.
The pictures that I am sharing today are from the 2019 Ganesh Chaturthi pooja from Amma. We no longer buy the clay Ganesh Idol for pooja. So Amma gets it for her pooja and keeps it for 3 or 5 days depending.
I have already shared one version of Kudaalu and this Sweet Poornam Kudalu is with different fillings. The dishes on the Naivedyam plate are Sweet Poil, Kobbari Kudumulu, Medu Vadai, Nuvvula Laddu, Peanut Laddoo, Kudalu
For a detailed collection of dishes made during Ganesh Chaturthi, you can select ones that are easy for you. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of our most favorite and ardently celebrated pooja and every year Hubby dear remembers his younger years spent with his friends celebrating this festival.
You can check out the Undrallu or Kudumulu we make for Vinayaka Chavithi.
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Sweet Poornam Kudalu as part of the prasadam for the festival
Kudaalu | Sweet Poornam Kudalu
For the Outer Layer
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour / Maida
- A Pinch Salt
- Water to knead
- 2 tsp Cooking Oil
For the Filling/ Stuffing
- 1/2 cup Coconut freshly grated
- 1/2 cup Jaggery
- A Pinch Cardamom Powder
- In a bowl take the maida with salt and oil, mix well.
- Then slowly add water to knead to a stiff dough.
- Cover and let it rest for 15 mins.
- Meanwhile make the stuffing ready by grating the coconut.
- Melt the jaggery in just enough water and remove impurities if any.
- Next add the grated coconut and cardamon powder.
- Continue to cook till the mixture comes together.
- To make the kudaalu, divide the dough into equal balls.
- Dust and roll out into 3 to 4 inch discs.
- Place a spoonful of the stuffing in the center and bring the outer side of the discs to enclose the stuffing as a half moon.
- Pinch on the sides for the pleats to close well.
- Heat a kadai with oil, when hot, simmer and deep fry the Sweet Poornam Kudalu on both sides.
- Drain on a kitchen towel.
- Serve as prasadam before partaking.
Sweet Poornam Kudalu is a delicious treat as the outer pockets taste so good with the sweet filling stuffing.