Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Modak.....the culinary journey continues!!

The sweet dumpling, has different Indian names; some call it "modak", some call it "sughiyan" or "kadubu" or "kozhakkhatai". Well the name differs as you change the geographical location.

There is a lot of variation to the recipe as well. I bring to you the simplest method of making it.
Ingredients:
Rice flour                    250gm
Grated coconut           250gm
Jaggery                        200gm
Water                          140 ml





Method:
Boil water and mix little drop by drop to the rice flour. Make a firm dough out of the same. Rest it for 15 minutes. Knock back the dough and get a smooth surface by kneading it well. Meanwhile, take a pan and add clarified butter on it. Put jaggery and let it melt. Keep stirring on a slow flame. Add grated coconut to it. Stir well till it mix. Let it be on flame for 5 minutes. Take it out of the flame and keep on side.
Roll roundels of the dough. Make small 11 roundels. Take one and roll it to make a circle. Add the filling and shape it like a nutshell by folding the edges. If you like it fried you can fry it in oil or if you like it steamed you can use a steamer and cook it for 10 minutes.
Pray to Lord Ganesha, offer him 11 modak and then......
Eat it warm with ghee on top of it. Enjoy and say Ganpati Bappa Morya….!!!!!

Listen to the Ganpati aarti (song) :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlbJK4rHkD0
 Credits: YouTube




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