Sweet Coconut Modak


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Modak is a sweet dumpling recipe popular in western and south india, especially as a favorite sweet dish to be served to lord ganesha. The rice flour based dumpling are filled with sweet coconut and jaggery based filling and served hot with sugar syrupa and ghee.

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Sweet Coconut Modak recipe - How to make Sweet Coconut Modak

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For The Covering
1 1/2 cups rice flour (chawal ka atta)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp butter

For The Stuffing
1/2 cup grated coconut
3/4 cup jaggery (gur)
1 pinch of cardamom (elaichi) powder
  1. Boil 1 1/4 cups water in a deep pan, add the salt and 1/2 tsp ghee, mix well and bring to boil.
  2. Add the rice flour, mix well and remove from the flame.
  3. Cover and keep aside for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Knead into a soft dough with greased hands and keep aside.

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Combine the coconut and jaggery in a pan, mix well and saute till the jaggery dissolves and coconut turns golden brown.
  2. Add the cardamom powder, mix well and remove from the flame and cool.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the dough into equal portions and shape a portion into a shape of circle using greased palms.
  2. Stuff a portion of the coconut stuffing and form plates with light finger and then fold it together into a modak shape.
  3. Steam the modak in a steamer for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with desi ghee.

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