Perfect Ganpati's beloved sweet Modaks

Modaks are a popular sweet dish in Indian states like Maharashtra and Karnataka. This is especially as these states revere Lord Ganesha. Legend has it that it is his favourite and hence every year during festivities women make offerings to the Elephant God while their kids devour the sweet treats in glee.

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Modak
Perfect Ganpati's beloved sweet Modaks
Ingredients
  • Powdered jaggery (1 cup)
  • Rice flour (1 cup)
  • Khus-khus (1 tsp)
  • Grated coconut (1 cup)
  • Fortune Oil for moulding
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Make the stuffing by dry roasting the khus-khus in a pan while mixing with jaggery and grated coconut.
  • Make small pedas of the mixture and keep aside.
  • Boil water and add rice flour, salt to it. Stir it well. 
  • Knead the dough well and roll with a rolling pin into small circular discs, similar to mini puris. 
  • Stuff the disks with the filling. Seal edges by pulling and pinching.
  • Steam the modak for around 20 mins. 
  • Serve it on a copper platter with a dollop of shuddh desi ghee. 

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