Modak Recipe

 
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Modak
  • Chef: Shilpa More
  • Recipe Servings: 5
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Sweet flour dumplings stuffed with coconut, jaggery, nutmeg and saffron. Steamed to perfection. A famous Indian dessert consumed highly during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ingredients of Modak

  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 cup grated jaggery
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of saffron
  • For the shell:
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1 cup of rice flour

How to Make Modak

For the fillling:
1.Heat a pan, add the grated coconut and jaggery.
2.Stir for about five minutes. Add the nutmeg and saffron, mix well.
3.Cook for another five minutes and keep aside.
For the modak:
1.In a deep dish, boil water with ghee. Add the salt and flour. Mix well.
2.Cover the dish and cook till its half done.
3.Spread some ghee on the base of a steel bowl and while the dough is still hot, knead it well.
4.Now take a little dough, roll it into a ball, flatten it well, shape the edges into a flower pattern.
5.Put a spoonful of the filling onto the dough and seal it.
6.Put the dumplings in a muslin cloth and steam them for 10- 15 minutes. Serve.
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