The second half of every year ushers in beautiful, wonderful times. Recently we celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival for one of our many Indian Gods revered for successful endeavours. This year I tried to make Modak which is assumed to be one of His favourite food items. I tried to fit in my blog on my To-Do list amidst all the cleaning and shopping and little what nots. A busy and yet a joyful time I can’t help but keep this post short guys. Enjoy a little of Traditional India 🙂
Time : 30 minutes Serves : 4
- Coconut – 1
- Jaggery – 100gms
- Rice powder -250 gms
- Salt – pinch full
- Water – 1 cup
- Cardamom (elaichi)- 4 to 5
- Scoop out the coconut flesh and grate it.
- Fry the grated coconut and crushed jaggery in a pan for around 10 minutes till the jaggery liquefies turns sticky.
- Keep the fried stuffing aside.
- Boil 1 cup water
- Add rice powder and a pinch of salt to the boiling water and stir constantly till a dough forms
- Scoop the dough into 20-25 parts
- Pat each part separately and stuff it with the fried mixture and close it using your fingers
- The dumplings can in any shape. Preferably momo shaped or round shaped like I have made here.
- Enjoy 🙂