Fried Modak Recipe

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Fried Modak
How to make Fried Modak
  • Chef: Anita Mokashi
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

The savoury of Lord Ganesha, Modak is an Indian sweet dumpling. Any Ganesh chaturthi celebration is incomplete without 21 pieces of Modak in the Prasad. The sweet filling inside this dessert consists of coconut and jaggery with outer layer of Rice flour, only this time it is fried.

Ingredients of Fried Modak

  • To make outer cover:
  • 2 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Tbsp ghee
  • Pinch of Salt
  • To make stuffing:
  • 2 cup shredded Coconut
  • 2 cup Jaggery
  • 4 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • Cardamom powder
  • Roasted cashewnuts and raisins

How to Make Fried Modak

  • To make outer cover:
  • 1.Mix rice flour and salt in a bowl.
  • 2.Add water and knead well.
  • 3.At the end add ghee and knead again.
  • 4.Keep it aside for 15 mins.
  • To make stuffing:
  • 1.In a pan, roast the poppy seeds.
  • 2.Once they are roasted well add the shredded coconut and jaggery. Mix everything well.
  • 3.Finally add cardamom powder and cashewnuts.
  • 4.The stuffing is ready.
  • To make modak:
  • 1.Take small balls of the dough, roll it into small puris.
  • 2.To make the modak crispy the puri should be thin.
  • 3.To make modak of same size cut out the puri with a round shaped cutter.
  • 4.Now spread spoonful of stuffing over the puri.
  • 5.Fold the edges and gather them in the center. Seal it properly.
  • 6.Heat oil and deep fry the modaks. The oil should not be too hot as the modak can get burnt and remain uncooked from inside.
  • 7.Stir them at regular intervals to make sure that they are cooked from all sides.
  • 8.Store them in an air tight container.
  • 9.Serve them hot.