Recipe for Boiled Modak

This is a step by step Recipe for making at home sweet and tasty authentic Maharashtrian Style Boiled Modak. This Modak is specially prepared as an offering to Lord Ganesha during the Ganpati  festival, which is a most popular festival in Maharashtra.

Lord Ganesha is said to Love Modaks, which is said to be his favorite food.

Preparation Time: 60 Minutes
Serves: 21 Nos

2 Medium size Coconut (Shredded)
1 ½ Cup Jaggery
½ Cup Sugar
10 -12 Green Cardamom (Powder)
¼ Cup Dry fruits (Almond, Cashew nuts Cut in small pieces and Kismis [Raisins])
2 Cup Rice flour
2 Table spoon Maida
1 Table spoon Oil
Salt to taste

Preparation of the Coconut mixture for filling inside the Modaks.
First take the shredded Coconut and then add Jaggery, Sugar and Salt and then mix well and cook till dry on a slow sim and then mix the Cardamom powder and dry fruits and keep aside.

Preparation of Dough. With Rice Flour
In a pot take 2 cups of Water and two table spoon Oil and boil it.
Then add one pinch of Salt, 2 cups of Rice flour and two table spoon Maida and mix well and then cook for 2-3 minutes on a slow sim.
Then remove the contents from pot and put it in to plate and make Dough.

How to make Modak
First prepare 21 small balls from the Dough and make small Puri with your hand and make 5 to 6 small folds at the edges. Then fill one table spoon of the coconut mixture inside the Puri and press all the fold together to make a rounded Modak.

For Modak steam
After that take a Modak Patra [a simple traditional pressure cooker] and put 2 glass of water in it to boil. The put the Modaks on the plate inside the Modak Patra. Cover the plate on both sides with portions of a Banana leaf. Then Put on a steam for 10 minutes.

By Sujata Nerurkar

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