Ganesh Chaturthi Special- Modak

Hey everyone, Welcome to foodbymama- a homemaker’s guide for those who love food and cooking and basically everything about it. I try using the simplest ingredients to create finger- licking recipes for my family.
So, another festival is here and so is another recipe! Though Ganesh Chaturthi isn’t much fondly celebrated in the North, people here have recently started celebrating it like other local festivals. And when it comes to ganesh chaturthi, the first food that comes to mind is god’s own favorite- Modak! This year was my second attempt at making these- had no moulds, took me a while to try and shape. It still doesn’t look close to perfect (though tastes divine!).

Coconut(grated)- 1/2
Rice flour- 1 cup
Jaggery powder- 5-6 tbsp
Saffron- 3-4 strands
Salt- to taste
Nuts(chopped)- 1/2 tbsp
Water- 3 cups

How to make-

  1. Heat grated coconut with jaggery powder in a pan until the two start to mix. Let it cool down and keep aside for the filling.
  2. Heat water in a saucer pan and add rice flour to it.
  3. Stir it well making sure there are no lumps.
  4. When this mix becomes thick enough for dough and starts leaving the sides of the saucer, take it off the heat.
  5. Make small balls of this dough and fill them with the coconut stuffing.
  6. Glaze the modak with saffron soaked in warm water and steam for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Let them cool down and serve.

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