MODAK

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, I have prepared Churama Modak.

Convenient to serve and richer in flavor. Also an excellent snack for adults school going children giving an instant bout of energy.

PREPARATION TIME                                15 Min.

COOKING TIME                                        30 Min.

MAKES                                                        21 Modak

INGREDIENTS

Wheat flour                                          2 cups

Ghee                                                       1/2 cup

Jaggery                                                  2 cups ( shredded )

Milk                                                       As required

Nutmeg powder                                1 Tsp

Poppy seeds                                      1/4 cup

Dry fruit                                              1/2 cup ( Grind coarsely  )

Ghee                                                    For frying

PROCEDURE

In a bowl combine the whole wheat flour and melted 1/2 cup of ghee, mix well until you get a bread crumbs texture. Use milk to kneading the dough, make a stiff dough.

Divide the dough in lemon size balls. The balls should be firm such that it should not break or crumble while frying.

Preheat the ghee in kadhai, turn the heat low and add 2-3 balls at a time into the hot ghee. Fry these balls until turn golden brown in color. Be patient , it takes time for the balls need to get cooked from inside as well. Don’t get tempted to turn the heat to high to fasten the process.

Allow the balls to turn brown gradually. Once you have finished frying all the balls, allow them to cool completely.

Once cool, crush them in food processor to form a coarse powder like bread crumbs. Add the nutmeg powder , coarsely grounded dry fruits and poppy seeds to the mixture and combine well. Add shredded jaggery to the mixture and combine well by rubbing it between your pams.

Once you feel the mixture is reasonably soft, grease the Modak mold with ghee. Fill the Modak mixture in molds, to gave nice shape. You also make shapes with your hands too.

MODAK are ready to offer Ganesha!!!!

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