Active Charcoal Modak Recipe

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How to make Active Charcoal Modak

About Active Charcoal Modak Recipe: Prepare this unique recipe of charcoal modak for the Ganesh chaturthi festivities at home. Cooked in sugar syrup and laced with chopped cashews and pistachios, this is a delicious modak recipe too gorge on with family and friends.

Ingredients of Active Charcoal Modak

  • For modak:
  • 2 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 2 tbsp semolina (rava/suji)
  • 1/4 tsp active charcoal
  • 1 1/2 tsp water
  • Oil (for frying)
  • For sugar syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cashews (kaju), chopped

How to Make Active Charcoal Modak

  • Prepare mixture:
  • 1.Take a bowl and mix the above modak ingredients with water, let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • 2.Prepare oil for frying and use perforated spoon to jerk and make small globules.
  • 3.Make sure it is slow cooked and deep fried, remove from the oil and place it in paper towel to remove oil. Cool down to mix it with sugar syrup.
  • Prepare modak:
  • 1.To the hot sugar syrup, add the above prepared modak mixture.
  • 2.Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes or until sugar syrup thickens. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • 3.After 10 minutes, sugar syrup is completely absorbed by mixture.
  • 4.Add 2 tbsp cashew and 2 tbsp pistachio. Mix well.
  • 5.You can see the mixture is dried and all the sugar syrup is absorbed.
  • 6.Now, prepare modak taking a small amount of mixture. Add milk if required in order to moisten the modak.
  • 7.It can also be covered with coconut powder to give different texture.
  • 8.Finally, modak is ready to be served or can be refrigerated for a week.
Key Ingredients: For modak:, gram flour (besan), semolina (rava/suji), active charcoal, water, Oil (for frying), sugar, water, cardamom powder, lemon juice, cashews (kaju)