Although an integral part of Ganesha Utsav, Fried Modak is a delicacy that can fit into any festive menu. Any time you do a puja or havan for Lord Ganesh, Fried Modak is an apt offering to make. Even those who hesitate to make steamed modak, as it is a bit cumbersome, do not hesitate to make a quick batch of Fried Modak, as it is easier to make. You can’t directly compare the flavours of fried and steamed modak as they are completely different, but kids do tend to like the Fried Modak better as it has a crunchy dimension to it. These Fried Modak are made with a dough of whole wheat flour, stuffed with a delicious mixture of coconut, khoya and nuts. The modak has a rich aroma, brought about by the addition of a few spoons of ghee to the dough. The ghee, along with a little semolina, also gives the outer covering a crispy texture. Although the Fried Modak tastes best when had fresh, you can cool it, store it in an airtight container and use for a day more, if you have any leftovers.