Happy Ganeshchaturthi to all!!!
Modak ,a sweet rice steamed dumplings stuffed with fresh coconut and spices.
Very popular sweet and prasadam for Ganeshchaturthi festival. Many variations and flavours are added to this sweet dish. Vegan food which everyone can enjoy!
1 cup rice flour
1 cup water
1 tsp Clarified butter or coconut oil
oil for greasing
a pinch of salt
For the filling:
1 cup grated jaggery
1 cup grated fresh coconut
1/4 cup mawa or fresh riccotta (optional)
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg powder
pinch of saffron
1 1/2 tbsp Clarified butter or coconut oil
- In a non-stick pan, add grated coconut and jaggery and cook over a slow flame till the jaggery melts and the mixture comes together.
- Add mawa into mixtue and saute for 3 to 4 minutes until it mixes well.
- Add the cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, saffron and mix well.
- In another non-stick pan boil the water. Add 1 teaspoon clarified butter and a little salt in the boiling water and stir. Reduce the flame, add the rice flour while stirring continuously.
- Whisk well. No lumps should remain. Cover with a lid and keep aside for about 5 minutes.
- Grease your palms with a little oil or butter and knead the dough while it is still warm.Make even size small app. 2 '' balls of the dough using oil.
- Make 3'' size round flat cookie shape.
- Make 7 to 8 folds in rolled dough with small distance in between.
- Add a spoonful of the filling into the dough.
- Bring all the ends together and press to seal. Youcan use modak mould for easy and creative shapes. Prepare a steamer by adding water, a teaspoon of oil and heat it till the water comes to a boil. While the water is simmering, place the modaks on a greased steamer plate and steam for 6 to7 minutes.
- Once the modaks are cooked they will turn translucent.
- Serve hot drizzled with pure ghee.clarified butter.