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

Posted on August 25, 2009, in Mumma's Kitchen, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Your modaks look awesome. My recipe is pretty much the same except for the filling in which I also add cardamom ,raisins and kaju bits.

    Do share some more recipes 🙂

    • 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.:)

  2. Thanks Trish. Does not look very difficult. 🙂

  3. Wow, that’s mouthwatering!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Made me super happy 🙂

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