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Dry Fruit Modak

Sep/17/2023 / by Bindu Gopal Rao

A recipe to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi

Steamed sweet dumplings with on a green leaf with a red flower
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Modak is a quintessential Indian sweet especially prepared during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a dumpling made from rice flour with a sweet or savory filling.

This variation has an interesting dry fruit twist to the traditional modak. This dry fruit modak recipe is by V.H. Suresh, corporate executive chef at Platform 65.

Ingredients For Dry Fruit Modak

Rice flour 10.5 ounces

Plain flour 1 ounce

Water 8 to 9 ounces

Salt 1 Pinch

Sugar 1 tsp

Jaggery 8.8 ounces

Cardamom ½ tsp

Fresh coconut 10.5 ounces

Dry grapes 0.35 ounce

Pistachio 0.35 ounce

Cashew nut 0.35 ounce

Dates 0.35 ounce

Ghee/Clarified Butter 3 tsp

Method To Prepare Dry Fruit Modak

Add water to a pan and bring it to a boil.

After the water has boiled, add one teaspoon each of ghee and sugar.

Next, add rice flour and plain flour to the water. Stir continuously until both are mixed well.

Remove from the flame and set it aside to make a smooth dough.

In a fresh pan, add ghee and crushed dry fruits. Cook until they turn golden in color.

Add grated fresh coconut and fry for one minute.

Slowly add shredded jaggery and stir until well mixed. Add cardamom powder as well.

Divide the dough evenly into lemon-sized portions.

Stuff each portion with the mixed dry fruits.

Shape them into drop-like shapes.

Steam all the small stuffed dough portions in a thick bottomed covered pan with enough water at the bottom.

Remove and enjoy.


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