Modak is one of the favorite sweet of Lord Ganesha which I always prepare during Sankashta Chaturthi . So here goes the recipe of Modak
1/2 cup Grated coconut
1 tsp elaichi powder
5 tbsp sugar
5-6 cashewnuts (broken into small pieces)
For the Dough
1 cup Maida
1 tsp Ghee
pinch of salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp oil + oil for frying
- 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 .