Normally we will make modak with coconut jaggery filling or chana dal jaggery filling. But i found this interesting recipe online. I was inspired by it and it looked easy to give a try. I tried it today and it turned out good. It is like ellu urundai inside kozhukattai. Tasted so yummy..Meanwhile check out my other ganesh chaturthi recipes too
Hope you will try this out and let me know how it turned out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Resting Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Makes - 8 to 10 modak
Rice Flour / Arisi Mavu - 1 cup
Salt - ¼ tsp
Oil - 1 tblspn
Water - 1 ¾ cup
Sesame Seeds / Ellu - ½ cup (I used a mix of black & white)
Jaggery / Sarkarai - ½ cup grated
Fresh Coconut - ½ cup grated
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai - 1 tsp
Take water in a sauce pan and heat it till it boils. Once it reaches a good boil, take it off the heat and add in salt and oil. Add in rice flour and make it into a dough. Cover it and let it rest till it gets warm.
While the dough is cooling, take sesame seeds in a kadai and roast it till it pops.
Now add in jaggery and coconut and mix well on medium heat till it gets thick. Add in cardamom powder and mix well. Once it gets thick, remove it to a bowl and let it cool.
Now take the dough in a bowl and Knead it well. Divide into equal portions.
Place this in a steamer plate and steam for 8 to 10 mins. Remove it carefully and let it cool.
Now remove the modak and serve.
CHECK OUT THIS QUICK VIDEO:
|Take your ingredients for dough|
|Take water in a sauce pan|
|Bring it to boil|
|take it off heat, add in salt|
|add in oil|
|now goes the rice flour|
|now the mix has become thick|
|cover it and let it cool|
|take sesame seed in a sieve|
|wash it well|
|let it drain|
|now take your filling ingredients|
|Take sesame seeds in a kadai|
|roast it till it pops|
|add in coconut and jaggery|
|add in cardamom powder|
|cook till it gets thick|
|now take your dough in a bowl and knead it well|
|divide into small balls|
|spread the dough ball in your hands|
|spoon on some sesame filling|
|fold it carefully|
|cover it carefully|
|now everything is covered|
|make it into a smooth ball|
|shape it into modak shape|
|now place the modak in a steamer plate|
|place it in steamer pot|
|cover and cook|