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Active Charcoal Modak Recipe

  • Active Charcoal Modak
  • Active Charcoal Modak
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.

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

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

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Prepare mixture:

Take a bowl and mix the above modak ingredients with water, let it sit for 30 minutes.
Prepare oil for frying and use perforated spoon to jerk and make small globules.
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:

To the hot sugar syrup, add the above prepared modak mixture.
Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes or until sugar syrup thickens. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, sugar syrup is completely absorbed by mixture.
Add 2 tbsp cashew and 2 tbsp pistachio. Mix well.
You can see the mixture is dried and all the sugar syrup is absorbed.
Now, prepare modak taking a small amount of mixture. Add milk if required in order to moisten the modak.
It can also be covered with coconut powder to give different texture.
Finally, modak is ready to be served or can be refrigerated for a week.
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