Wednesday, 16 September 2015

MODAK

This is God Ganesh's one of the fav sweets. I remember Modak a lot when Ganesh Chaturti is nearing. My mother-in-law used to make Modak at the time of Ganesh festival, with rice and also sometime with maida.  Being Ganesh chaturti tomorrow I ve to prepare other dishes too, so prepared Modak Today. This is my dear friend Rani's recipe. I must thank her for this recipe.

WHAT YOU NEED:

Rice / Rice powder - 1 cup

Salt - a pinch

Coconut gratings - 1 cup

Jaggery - 4-5 cubes

Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
SWEET CHOORNA

HOW TO MAKE:


Heat half cup of water, add broken jaggery pieces. When it melts strain through a strainer to discard impurities from the jaggery.

Transfer the jaggery syrup back to vessel and heat. 

When it starts boiling and forms one thread consistency then add coconut gratings. Keep stirring till all the water diminishes. 

Add cardamom powder. Mix well. This is Choorna, for stuffing the Modakas. 
RICE DOUGH



READY TO STEAM

AFTER STEAMING, MODAKS!

FOR THE OUTER COVER :

If you are using rice soak in enough water for an hour. Then drain.

Grind soaked rice along with salt to a fine paste, adding very little water.

Transfer the paste in kadahi, then heat adding little water to it.

Stir continuously till it becomes thick.

If you are using rice powder: Mix rice powder and salt in kadahi, then add little water.

Heat the kadahi, stir, add little water again, stir till it becomes thick.

Then Knead well so that no lumps be inside. keep covered for an hour. This process makes the dough soft and can make modaks easily without any breaks.

Take the dough out and again knead. Make small gooseberry sized balls.

Rub oil in your hands, keep a ball in between your palms and press to make a small poori.

Put 1 tsp of choorna in the center of the poori, then close the ends on the top to make Modak.

Now steam the Modaks in Cooker for 12 minutes.









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