Dry fruits modak recipe, modak recipes | ganesh chaturthi recipes

1. keep all the ingredients ready for making modak. then chop all the dry fruits and keep aside.

ingredients for dry fruits modak recipe
2. in a pan or vessel pour 1.5 cups of water. place the pan on a stove top on medium to high flame.

making dry fruits modak recipe

3. add ¼ teaspoon salt.

salt for dry fruits modak recipe

4. allow the water to come to a rolling boil.

water for dry fruits modak recipe

5. reduce the flame and add the rice flour gradually.

rice flour to make dry fruits modak recipe

6. quickly stir and mix the flour with water.

making modak recipe

7. mix well and switch off the flame.

making modak recipe

8. cover the mixture with a lid for 4 to 5 mins.

mixture for modak recipe

9. then transfer the mixture to a thali or plate.

mixture for dry fruits modak recipe

10. allow the dough to slightly cool down. knead the dough while its still warm but take care not to burn your fingers.

dough for modak recipe

11. the dough should be soft and smooth.

dough for dry fruits modak recipe

12. cover the dough with a damp linen cloth. allow the dough to rest for 10 to 12 mins.

making modak recipe

13. meanwhile lets start preparing our stuffing for the modaks. heat a pan and then add 1 tablespoon ghee. you can also use oil instead of ghee.

making modak recipe

14. then add all the chopped dry fruits – almonds, pistachios, cashews, dates, chironji and raisins.

dry fruits for modak recipe

15. keep stirring on low flame.

dry fruits for modak recipe

16. after 1 to 2 mins, the dry fruits will be fragrant and slightly roasted. remove them and place aside.

dry fruits to make modak recipe

17. in the same pan, saute poppy seeds for a minute on low heat with 1 teaspoon of ghee.

dry fruits to make modak recipe

18. when the poppy seeds crackle, then remove them. place aside with the roasted dry fruits.

dry fruits to make modak recipe

19. i have used a non stick pan for frying mawa as it might burn or stick in any metal vessel. heat a pan and keep the flame to a low. then add grated or chopped mawa in it.

mawa for modak recipe

20. keep stirring on low flame for a minute. the mawa will begin to melt.

mawa for modak recipe

21. now add ¼ cup sugar.

sugar for making modak recipe

22. mix very well.

making dry fruits modak recipe

23. keep stirring the mixture. the sugar will melt and the mixture will get a thin consistency.

mixture for dry fruits modak recipe

24. the mixture will start bubbling.

mixture for dry fruits modak recipe

25. then add ¼ cup fresh grated coconut.

coconut for dry fruits modak recipe

26. stir again on low flame for a minute.

coconut for dry fruits modak recipe

27. add the roasted dry fruits and poppy seeds.

making modak recipe

28. keep stirring and mixing for a minute more on low heat.

mixture for modak recipe

29. switch off the flame.

preparing modak recipe

30. transfer the mixture to another dish and let it become warm or cool down completely.

mixture for modak recipe

31. if you are using turmeric leaves then slice them and place them on individual idli moulds . otherwise just grease the idli moulds or steaming plates with some oil or ghee.

modak recipe for ganesh chaturthi

32. make small balls from the dough. they should be smooth and have no cracks. some may get cracks, so just rub some water on your palm and shape them into balls again which will get rid of the cracks.

modak recipe for ganesh chaturthi

33. take the modak mould. grease it with a bit of ghee or oil. close or lock the mould. put a small ball in the mould.

modak recipe for ganesh chaturthi

34. press the rice dough on the walls of the mould creating a cavity or space in the center. if you do not have the moulds, then you could flatten the balls. place the modak filling in the center. make small pleats, bring all the edges together and join. check the method on this ukadiche modak recipe.

making modak recipe

35. add the dry fruit mixture.

making modak recipe

35. place a small piece of the dough covering the base and gently smoothen and even it.

dry fruits modak recipe

35. open or unlock the mould gently.

dry fruits modak recipe

37. gently remove the modak.

dry fruits modak recipe

38. keep the modak over the turmeric leaves or on the greased idli moulds.

dry fruits modak recipe

39. either you could use a steamer pan or you could steam the modaks in a pressure cooker for 8 to 10 mins on low flame without the whistle/vent weight. if using a steamer pan then add 2 and ½ cups of water to the steamer. let the water come to a boil.

dry fruits modak recipe

40. then place the moulds in the steamer. cover the pan with a lid and steam for 10 to 15 minutes on a low flame.

dry fruits modak recipe

41.  below is a pic of the steamed modaks.

dry fruits modak recipe

42. once the modaks are steamed remove the modaks and keep aside.

dry fruits modak recipe

the dry fruits modaks are ready to be offered to lord ganesha. you can also drizzle some ghee on the modaks, before offering to lord ganesha.

dry fruits modak recipe

Source:vegrecipesofindia.com

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