FRIED MODAK

Modaks are considered favourite to lord Ganesha. These are especially prepared in Maharashtra on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Apart from being a “bhog” to lord ganesha, these sweet modaks make a perfect snacks.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 – 25 modaks
Ingredients:modakrecipe

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/4 cup semolina (suji)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp ghee or oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup coconut (grated)
  • 1/3 cup jaggery (grated)
  • 10 – 15 pieces of almonds (sliced)
  • 4 – 6 green cardamom
  • 4 tsp milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • Oil for deep frying

Preparation Instructions:

  • Mix all purpose flour, semolina and salt together. Add 2 tsp ghee in the mixture and mix them well so that no lumps are formed.
  • Now add little milk and make a stiff dough. Cover the dough with a plastic sheet and keep it aside for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the stuffing for the modak. Take grated coconut in a bowl and add jaggery to it. You can microwave this mixture or cook it on a stove.
  • Cook it just for a minute and add milk, almond, cardamom and salt to the mixture. mix well and turn off the stove.
  • Now, take a small (blueberry-sized) ball of dough and roll it into thin disc. Place a spoonful of filling in the middle of the disc. Fold the disc nicely (see the pattern of modak) seal it at one place.
  • Make all the modaks in similar style. Now, deep fry them in hot oil and cook on medium heat till they turn golden brown.
  • Take them out on a paper towel and let them cool.
  • Serve the “bhog” to Ganesha ji and store rest of modaks in air-tight container and enjoy them as evening snacks.

Tips:

  • Thin discs will make crispy modaks.
  • You can also add white sesame seeds to the filling.

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