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Gluten And Sugar Free Hibiscus Modak Recipe

Gluten And Sugar Free Hibiscus Modak
How to make Gluten And Sugar Free Hibiscus Modak

Modak made with saffron, hibiscus and rose petals infused dough stuffed with dates, figs and fresh grated coconut. It is extremely flavourful and you can indulge in this sweet treat guilt-free!

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings12
  • Easy

Ingredients of Gluten And Sugar Free Hibiscus Modak

  • 10-15 Rose petals
  • 10-15 Hibiscus flower petals
  • 3 Whole figs
  • 3 Whole dates
  • 2 gms Saffron
  • 50 gms Grated coconut
  • 100 gms Ragi flour
  • 200 gms Rice flour
  • A pinch of Cardamom powder
  • 300 ml Water

How to Make Gluten And Sugar Free Hibiscus Modak

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1.
First, boil some water in a pot. Add 1 gm saffron, shredded rose and hibiscus petals to the boiling water and boil till it releases a bright red colour.
2.
To the mixture, first add rice flour and mix together followed by ragi flour. Mix it well to form a consistency of dough and let it rest for 10 mins.
3.
For the stuffing, add chopped figs, chopped dates, grated coconut, rose and hibiscus petals, remaining saffron and cardamom powder to a pan and mix well.
4.
Cook this mixture for 5 minutes to lightly roast it till all ingredients are mixed well and set aside. Take a bit of dough and roll into a ball 2 inches wide.
5.
With a rolling pin, roll out the dough ball as thin as possible into a round shape. Place the round sheet on your palm and add a spoonful of the stuffing in the center.
6.
Pinch the ends of the sheet together, forming pleats as you go around the sheet. Slowly close the pleats together till the tips meet and pinch the top to close the opening.
7.
Repeat the process with the remaining modaks. Place a steamer in a pan filled with water.
8.
Line the steamer with a banana leaf, grease it with some oil and place the modaks for steaming. Steam for 10 mins.
9.
Remove from the steamer and garnish with petals and saffron. Serve hot.

Key Ingredients: Hibiscus flower petals, Whole figs, Whole dates, Saffron, Grated coconut, Ragi flour, Rice flour, Cardamom powder, Water

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