Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Modak





Modak is one of the favorite sweet of Lord Ganesha which I always prepare during Sankashta Chaturthi . So here goes the recipe of Modak 


Ingredients
For stuffing 
1/2 cup Grated coconut
1 tsp elaichi powder
5 tbsp sugar
5-6 cashewnuts (broken into small pieces)
10-12 raisens 
For the Dough 
1 cup Maida
1 tsp Ghee
pinch of salt 
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp  oil + oil for frying 
Method 
  • Take a bowl mix grated coconut , sugar , cashewnuts, raisens, elaichi powder and keep aside.
  • In a bowl  add sugar , pinch of salt, maida and mix. Heat oil and ghee in a small kadai till smoking point and add this to the maida (this is done so that it remains crisp for a long time) then add sufficient water and make a smooth dough 
  • Make small balls out of the dough and roll into small circle and then put the stuffing in the centre and close it to give a shape of modak . Similarly repeat with the remaining dough .Heat oil in a kadai and  simmer and deep fry modak till golden brown .