Monday, August 24, 2009

Modak / Modagam

Modak, a sweet dish, is the favourite dish of Lord Ganesha.
Offer to the Lord and treat yourself with this sweet.

How to prepare Modak?
For the stuffing:
1. Fresh Grated Coconut - 1 cup
2. Jaggery( powdered) - 3/4 cup
3. Poppy seeds - 2 tsp
4. Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

For Modak cover
1. All purpose flour - 1 cup
2. Salt - 1/4 tsp
3. Baking Soda - a pinch
3. Cooking Oil - 3 tsp
4. Oil for frying

Preparation: For the stuffing
1. Heat the poppy seeds on a pan for 2 mins or until they turn slightly brownish.
2. Mix the grated fresh coconut,jaggery,cardamom powder and the poppy seeds.

For the cover
1.Mix the all purpose flour, soda, salt and oil. Add water and make a thick dough.
2. Knead the dough well.
3. Divide the dough into small balls of 1 inch diameter.
4. Flatten the dough to form circular puris of approximately 4 inches diameter.
5. Now take a small ball of the coconut stuffing ( 1.5 inch diameter) and place in the center of the puri.
6. Cover the puri around the stuffing and give it the shape of modak (almost like a whole garlic).
Make sure they are tightly pressed so that the stuffing deosnot leak while frying.
7. Deep fry the modaks until golden brown.

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