The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is almost here. It is a major Hindu festival that is celebrated with great fervour across the country, especially Maharashtra. The auspicious occasion marks the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha and is celebrated for a duration of 10 days. This year, it begins on August 31, 2022. People bring idols of Lord Ganesha to their home and decorate it with beautiful pandals, flowers, diyas and offer bhog. While there are plenty of sweet treats that are prepared for bhog, one popular dessert present in each bhog is the classic modak. These steamed dumplings are traditionally made using rice flour dough and have a coconut-jaggery stuffing. However, if you're looking for a unique and flavourful modak recipe, we have got you covered.
As the name suggests, this modak is made using pista. It is filled with blanched almonds and pista and garnished with kesar strands. The almonds add the right amount of richness and pista and kesar give it its unique flavour. The best part about this recipe is that you can prepare it in just 15 minutes. So, without much ado, let's take a look at the recipe:
Pista Modak Recipe: How To Make Pista Modak
First, grate the khoya and combine it with sugar and elaichi powder. Divide the mixture into small equal sized roundels. Next, blanch almond and pista. De-skin and finely chop them both. Stuff each roundel with a pinch of dry fruit. Put the stuffed roundel into a modak-shaped mould and set the shape. Take out and garnish with pista and kesar strands. Pista modak is ready!
For the complete recipe of pista modak, click here.
So, what are you waiting for? Try out this delicious modak recipe and let us know how you liked its taste.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2022!
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.