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The Modak Recipe

Updated: Jul 2, 2022

Lord Ganesha loves Modak, this simple recipe will help you offer him his favourite sweet.


For the Outer Covering:

- 1 cup water

- 2 tsp ghee

- 1 cup rice flour

For the filling:

- 1 cup coconut (grated)

- 1 cup jaggery

- A pinch of nutmeg

- A pinch of saffron

Method for outer covering.

Add the grated coconut and jaggery to a heated pan.

Keep stirring for around five minutes. Add nutmeg and saffron and mix well.

Keep cooking for another five minutes and keep on the side.

Method for filling

Boil water with ghee in a deep dish. Add flour and mix well.

Now cover the dish and cook till its half done.

Put some ghee on the base of a steel bowl and knead while the dough is still hot, be careful and caution.

Take some dough and roll it into a ball. Place the flattened dough into a mould or make a flower-shaped pattern with your hands. Put a spoonful of the filling inside the dough and seal it.

Place the dumplings in a muslin cloth or dish greased with ghee and steam them for 15 minutes. Alternately, these can be fried too.

Serve hot with drizzle of 1 tbsp of ghee.

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