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Ganesha’s Favorite Modak

Sunday was Ganesh Chaturthi and how can we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi without making Ganpati Bappa’s favorite sweet,Modak?There are different types of modaks-
Mawa Modak-The kinds sold in the sweet shops.I think these are made of mawa or khoya ,sweetened with sugar and a hint of saffron.
Ukdiche Modak-the steamed variety of modak..a soft rice dumpling filled with coconut and jaggery mixture and steamed..yummm.But the one that I make are the fried variety.
For these you need

For the filling-
2 cups fresh grated coconut
3/4th cup jaggery.
2 tsps ghee.

Edited to add- 1 tsp cardamom powder.
For the outer cover-
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp Semolina(fine)
a pinch of salt
A 1:1 mixture of milk and water for kneading.
1 tsp ghee.

Oil for Frying

Knead the all purpose flour into a firm dough.Finish off with the ghee.
Make the filling-
Put the jaggery and coconut in a pan,mixing constantly,till all the jaggery melts.Add the ghee and mix well.keep stirring and turn off the heat as soon as the jaggery starts bubbling.Allow it to cool.
Take a small ball of dough and roll it out into a small poori.spoon out a small amount of the coconut mixture onto the poori and make a small pouch,shaping by applying gentle pressure with the tip of your fingers.
Heat oil in a kadhai and fry the modak immediately after filling.Fry on medium heat.
Enjoy warm..But don’t forget to offer some to our beloved Ganpati Bappa.
I leave you with a picture of our Modaks


4 thoughts on “Ganesha’s Favorite Modak

    1. Thanks for reminding me about cardamom..I just edited the post to add that..I was thinking about raisins and kaju this year..may be next time.
      Yeah will post some recipes soon.:)


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