Ukadiche Modak


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In Maharashtra.. ganapati festival feast is synonymous with modak. These beautifully shaped modaks are mouthwatering
its lord ganesha’s favourite food…

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Ukadiche Modak recipe - How to make Ukadiche Modak

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 to 5 servings
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For The Filling
2 cups freshly grated coconut
1 cup sugar or grated jaggery (gur)
1 tsp roasted poppy seeds (khus-khus)
3 to 4 cardamoms , powdered
1 tsp rice flour (chawal ka atta)

For The Covering
1 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
1 cup water
1 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp oil
a pinch of salt
For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Heat a non-stick pan, add the coconut and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame, till the sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Add the cardamom powder, poppy seeds and rice flour to it and cook for some more time.
  3. Keep aside and allow it to cool.

For the covering

    For the covering
  1. In a deep pan, add 1 cup of water and bring it boil.
  2. Add the ghee, salt, oil and rice flour, mix well and cook for few minutes. Cover in between and cook while stirring in between.
  3. Remove from the flame and keep aside.
  4. Transfer the mixture on a flat dry plate and knead well to prepare a soft dough.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the dough into small equal balls.
  2. Roll out each ball into a small circle then while holding it in a hand make a small cup.
  3. Put some coconut filling into this cup shaped dough.
  4. Dip fingers your in the oil and bring the sides together to form a peak.
  5. Prepare remaining modak's in similar manner.
  6. Spread a damp cotton cloth onto a flat round bowl and arrange all the modak's onto it.
  7. Place the sifter in a steamer with lid and steam for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Serve warm.

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This recipe was contributed by Foodie #529417 on 11 Jun 2011

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