Simple Modak recipe Modak is a rice based sweet dumpling that is popular in Southern and Western India.
Modak is considered as Lord Ganesha’s favourite dish and finds a place in Ganesh Chaturthi puja offerings. As Ganesh Chaturthi is coming we are shaing with you the recepie of Modak. Make it for Lord Ganesh and for your family and loved ones.
Ingredients to make Modak
Rice flour – 1 1/4 cup
Chana dal – 200 gm
Jaggery (shredded) – 1 cup
Dry ginger powder (for flavour)
Cardamom – 5-6
Sugar – 1-2 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Gheer – 2 tsp
How to make the filling for Modak
-Soak the chana dal for 30 minutes
-Pressure cooks the soaked channa dal and drain the excess water if any.
-Shred the jaggery.
– In a pan mix both the cooked channa dal and jaggery and heat it medium flame. Add dry elachi (cardamon).
-Remove the thick filling from the stove. At this consistency, it would be easy to make dumplings
-Made round balls out of the filling. Keep the filling balls aside and now let’s made the outer covering for the modak.
Making of Modak-
Take the rice flour in a pan and add 1 or 2 tsp of sugar, pinch of salt and 2 tsp of ghee.
-Add hot water into the flour and mix it immediately to the consistency of roti dough.
-Make rice balls out of the dough.
-Flatten the rice ball.-Keep the filling in the centre.
-Wrap it into a dumpling.
-Modak balls are ready to be steamed.
– Steam cook the Modak. Hence, deliciously yummy modak are ready.
Eat them love them.