Kasturi May 10, 2017

Modak is the main Prasad which is served on Ganesh Chaturthi both in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Ganesh Chaturthi is very popular Indian festival which is celebrated by all over the country. As you see Ganesh holds motichur ladoo in his hands, modak is also another favorite dish of him. Fried modak is a deep fried or shallow fried with coconut stuffing and jaggery. Fried modak is very easy and quick recipe to make. You can also other variations like mawa modak, steamed modak, chocolate modak and so on. Here I am sharing a step by step recipe to make a yummy modak. Anybody can easily follow it and can make modak at home.

Ingredients

– 2 cup wheat flour
– Salt to taste
– 2 tablespoon oil
– Water
– Oil for frying

For Stuffing

– 2 tablespoon grated coconut
– 1/2 tablespoon grated jaggery
– 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

How To Make?

For the Stuffing:

1. In a frying pan, add grated coconut and grated jaggery and put it on heat.
2. Stir the coconut and jaggery for 5-6 minutes and mix it well.
3. When the jaggery melted and mixed add cardamom powder and mix it well.
4. Again cook it for 5 minutes more and after that remove it from flame and keep it aside.

For the Dough:

1. In a bowl, add wheat flour, salt and ghee and mix it well.
2. Now, add required water and knead until it becomes soft dough.
3. Add 1 teaspoon oil to it and again knead it well.
4. Cover the dough with cloth and keep it aside for 20 minutes.

To Make Modak:

1. Now, make small round balls from the dough.
2. Use a rolling pan and roll a thin roti from the dough balls.
3. Now, take 1 tablespoon stuffing mixture and place it in the center of the circle.
4. Bring the edges of the circle together and taper the center.
5. Repeat this procedure for all modaks and keep it aside.
6. Once you done with modak, heat the oil for deep frying.
7. Deep fry the modak on MEDIUM heat until the modak becomes crispy and brown in color.
8. Avoid to over frying the modaks. You can also store fried modaks for 3-4 days.
9. Serve fried modak hot.

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes