One of the most popular festivals celebrated in India is Ganesh Chaturthi and it is just around the corner. If you belong to a Maharashtrian family or know someone who does, then you might be aware of the special dish made for the beloved deity which is Modak.
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The popular version of Modak is known as Ukdiche Modak and it is loved by all but in different parts of the state, the style of cooking changes. Today we bring you some varieties of Modak that you would love to try this Ganesh Chaturthi.
- 1 1/2 cups rice flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 cup grated coconut
- 1 cup grated Jaggery
- 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
- 1 tsp Green cardamom powder
- 1 tsp Nutmeg powder
- Heat 2 cups water with salt and 1 tsp oil in a kadai.
- Add 1 1/2 cups rice flour and stir continuously to prevent lumps.
- Let it cook for three minutes.
- Move the mixture to a plate.
- Now grease your hands with oil and knead the dough.
- Cover the dough with a cotton cloth.
- Take a frying pan and add 1 cup grated coconut and 1 cup grated jaggery.
- Cook it for two minutes.
- Add the roasted poppy seeds, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
- Now divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into balls.
- Make sure to grease the palms of your hands.
- Now spread the ball in the shape of a cup.
- Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre and pleat the edges of the dough.
- Gather all the pleats together to form a bundle.
- Pinch to seal the edges at the top.
- Heat water in a steamer and place the modaks inside.
- Steam them for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Once done, serve them hot with ghee.