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Modak Recipe

How to make Modak

About Modak Recipe: The ever favourite sweet of Lord Ganesha, Modak is an Indian sweet dumpling. The sweet filling inside consists of coconut and jaggery with outer layer of Rice flour. Modak holds a special place at the time of Ganesh Chaturthi, with 21 pieces of modak offered in the prasadam. The ganesha blessed dessert is here for you to be made and relished at home.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 40 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of Modak

  • To make ukad:
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 4 tsp glutinous rice flour (You will get it in Japanese market)
  • 2 cups water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • To make stuffing:
  • 2 cups coconut, shredded
  • 2 cups jaggery
  • 4 tbsp poppy seeds
  • Cardamom powder
  • cashew nuts and raisins, roasted

How to Make Modak

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Prepare ukad:

Mix rice flour and glutinous flour well. Seive 2 to 3 times.
Boil water and add a pinch of salt along with a tsp of ghee and pour rice flour. Mix well.
Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.

Prepare stuffing:

In a pan, roast the poppy seeds.
Once they are roasted well add the shredded coconut and jaggery.
Mix everything well. Finally add cardamom powder and cashewnuts. The stuffing is ready.

Prepare modak:

Take ukad, wet hands with water and oil to knead ukad into a soft dough.
Now start to put ball in to small bowl size shape, stuff the filling and start to make plates around stuffing.
Gather all plates at the center of stuffing and seal edges.
Keep the modaks covered with a wet cloth as they can dry out.
Heat up 1 inch of water in Idly cooker, put one small round pot, cover that place with small thali or chalni.
On top of the chalni place a banana leaf. Now place modak on the banana leaf, leaving enough space around each modak.
Steam for 10 minutes over medium heat.
Modak are ready to be served.
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