Dry Fruits Modak | Modak Recipe

“Shendur lal chadhayo achchha gajmukhko || Dondil lal biraje sut gauriharko ||

Hath liye gudladdu sai survarko || Mahima kahe na jay lagat hoo padko || 1 ||

||Jai Dev Jai Dev ||”

 Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 🙂
On this auspicious occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi I finally gave a try to modak but not the regular one. I made Modak with dry fruits filling. 🙂 Modak is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet dish offered to Bappa on occasion of Ganesha  Chaturthi. Bappa loves modak hence from 108 names of his one name is Modaka Priya. 😀
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 I have been grown up in Pune and have seen the grand celebration of Bappa’s coming and visarjan. 😀 After coming to US we don’t bring Ganesha idol at our home here but the excitement of the festival will never be less. I love eating modak but never thought one day I will make them by my own. 😀 Though it’s little difficult to make modak. You need to practice to make perfect modak. Pardon me for the weird shapes as I was not having the modak mold and it was a sudden plan to make modak.
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Ingredients:
For outer cover
  • 1 Cup rice flour
  • 1.5 Cup water
  • 1/4 Tsp salt

For Filling

  • 1/4 Cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 Tbsp cashew nuts
  • 1 Tbsp pistachio
  • 1 Tbsp almonds
  • 1 tbsp walnut
  • 5 Deseeded dates
  • 1 Tsp poppy seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp ghee

Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Dry Fruits Modak | Modak recipe

Recipe:

Step 1- Take 1.5 cup of water in a pan and add 1/4tsp salt to it. Boil the water on high flame and then turn off the flame. Add rice flour to it and mix the flour quickly. Cover the lid of the pan and leave for 5-8mins

Step 2- Transfer this mixture to plate and knead to a soft and smooth dough. Knead while the mixture is still warm. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep aside for 15mins

Step 3- Heat 1tbsp ghee in a pan and add cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds and pistachio and roast them for 3-4mins on low flame. Add the desiccated coconut and roast until fragrant. Remove in a plate

Step 4- In the same pan add 1tsp ghee and sauté poppy seeds for a minute and add to the roasted dry fruits

Step 5- Take the roasted dry fruits and dates in a grinder and coarsely grind them

Step 6- Divide the dough into small equal portions and roll like a thick poori. Keep 1tbsp dry fruits mixture in the centre. Apply some oil on your palms and shape it like a momo or any shape you like. You can use the modak mold for the perfect shape

Step 7- Boil water in a steamer pot and place a thin cotton cloth in a steamer bowl and place modak. Steam for 10mins and turn off the flame. Keep aside for a while and then offer to Bappa. 🙂

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