Recipe for Mango-Coconut Modak

This is a very popular Ganesha Special Recipe for making at home traditional Maharashtrian Style Mango-Coconut Modak. This recipe differs from the earlier one of Mango Modak as it makes the use of coconut and has a different flavor.

Mango-Coconut Modak Preparation Time: 60 Minutes
Serves: 11 Modaks

For Filling

 2 Cups Coconut (shredded)
1 Cup Alphonso Mango Pulp
½ Cup Sugar
½ Cup Whole dried Milk (Khoya)
½ Cup Milk
½ Tea spoon Cardamom Powder
¼ Tea spoon Nutmeg powder
2 Table spoon Dry Fruit (crushed)

For Covering
2 Cups Basmati Rice flour
2 Cups Water
2 Tea spoon Refined flour
3-4 Sticks Saffron (soak in the 1 Tea spoon hot Milk)
1 Tea spoon Oil
Salt to taste

A Maharashtrian speciality recipe for Modak using Cocunut and Mango
Mango-Coconut Modak

Fry the Khoya in a Kadhai for one minute on a slow flame. the Add Coconut, Mango Pulp, Sugar and Milk. Cook till it becomes dry. Add the Cardamom Powder, Nutmeg powder and Dry fruits. Mix it well and keep it aside.

Heat two cups of Water in a vessel and then add Oil and Salt.  Add Rice flour and Refined flour. Mix it well. Cover with a stainless steel plate and cook for two minutes on a  slow flame. Remove from the stove and then put in a plate and add Saffron Milk. Mix it well with a wet hand and prepare a Dough. Prepare small balls from the Dough and then prepare small and thin puries on your Palm. Then add one spoon of the Mango-Coconut mixture and give a Modak shape. You can also use a Modak mould..

Heat the Water in a Modak Pot. Keep Chalni over the Pot. Keep a thin clean cloth on the Chalni and arrange the Modak or you can use a Turmeric leaf for steaming the Modak. Cover with a stainless steel plate and steam them for fifteen minutes. While serving add Ghee.

By Sujata Nerurkar

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