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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Modak

(Wheat flour fried dumplings)
Preparation time:-45 minutes
Makes:- 21 Modaks    

Modak:-                              GANPATI BAPPA MORYA

This modak recipe i have learnt from my mom,this is every month's Sankashti Chaturthi Prasadam in my home.And as Ganpati Bapa is here,i thought of uploading on the Ganesh Chaturthi day but couldn't get time, so uploading today, this simple and yummy Ganpati Bappa favorite naivedyam, so do every bodies and my sons favorite recipe here.
Ingredients:-
For cover:-
1)Wheat flour 3/4 cup
2)Fine semolina 1/4 cup
3)Milk 1/2 cup or little less
4)Clarified Butter/Ghee 1 tablespoon
For Filling:-
1)Shredded/Desiccated Coconut 1 cup
2)Jaggery grated 1/2 cup + 2 teaspoons
3)Small cardamoms crushed 3 to 4 numbers
4) Nutmeg grated 1/4 teaspoon
5)Oil/clarified butter(ghee) for frying
Directions:-
1)Mix together wheat flour and semolina
2)Add clarified butter/ghee to it ,mix well
3)Make a well in the center and pour in the milk little bit at a time and knead little bit stiff dough than normal chapati dough.(Refer the pictures) and keep covered for 10 to 15 minutes
4)While the dough is resting mix together coconut,jaggery, cardamom and nutmeg powder.
5)After 15 minutes,divide the dough in 21 equal portions and roll them in a round shape.
6)And press it in between your palms.By moving circular and pressing with your fingers and thumb
give it a round deep shape like a small serving bowl.It should not be very thin so that the filling comes out while frying and should not be very thick so that stays raw or takes long time to fry.(Refer the pictures).
7)Apply a drop of milk on edges and make pleats on the round shape with your finger and thumb.(Refer the pictures)
8)Fill the coconut and jaggery mixture about 1 and 1/4 tea spoon in it and press the filling gently.
9)Collect together all the pleats and join them together by moving it in a circular direction with the fingers   joining the edges together,to form the modak shape
(Refer the picture)
10)While preparing the Modak, cover the dough with a damp cloth and also the Modak.
11)When all filled and ready ,heat the oil and fry on medium heat till golden brown.And remove it on
paper towel.(You can use the clarified butter/ghee for frying the Modak,if you like,i used Oil.)Yummy and simple Modak ready.
                                                                 ENJOY!








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