September 12, 2010

Modak

Hope you guys had a great Ganesh Chaturthi. We had a fun festival with family, food, worshipping & some banter.

Like everyone does, we too made Modaks for Ganesha. We made Chaklis & other goodies too, Those recipes are for another day,


Modak


For the Outer Layer:
  • 1 cup fine semolina
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
For the Filling:
  • 1/2 cup dry cococnut
  • 1/2 cup sugar - powdered
  • 1 tsp cardamon powder

To Make the Filling:
  • Mix dry coconut, powdered sugar & cardamom powder together & set aside.

How To:

  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients mentioned for the outer layer. Add water little at a time & mix well to form a dough. The consistency should be like a chapati dough.  Cover & set aside for about 3 hours.
  • Later, knead well so that the dough becomes soft.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal sized balls
  • Take one ball at a time & roll into a thin puri. Hold the puri in your palm, pinch the edges at regular intervals, uniformly. Place a 2 tsp of filling in the centre & close the modak on top by pulling the edges. Make the other modaks in the same way,
  • Cover with a damp cloth so that the modaks do not get dry.
  • Heat oil in a deep Kadhai & deep fry the modaks on meduim heat until it turns golden brown.
  • Cool them & store them in air tight containers.

Offer them to Lord Ganesha & enjoi as many as you want ...

26 comments:

Vanita said...

I love them. We also made this for Ganesh Chaturthi. Loved the picture of the Modak.

Sush said...

even we made them yesterday. Happy Gowri & Ganesha festival Deesha

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow love this modaks,luks amazing...

Lav said...

Looks divine...simple and yumm one :)

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks nice and sounds good too this fried version,never tried like this before!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Love these Modaks! perfect color on them...

Jyoti said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.. Modaks looks lovely.. Lots of modaks on blog now.. lots to choose from:)

Parita said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwww.. Amazing snaps.. looks so perfect and tempting.. wonderful post dear !!

notyet100 said...

happy ganesha chaturthis,..modak looks too good

Nithya said...

Lovely they look. Perfect and I always admire your photography :)

Priya said...

Fried modaks looks absolutely delicious and yummy..

Jaya said...

Looks so delicious modak Deesha..
hugs and smiles

Paaka Shaale said...

Hey Deesha,

Happy Gowri Ganesha festival dear. I had made kadubu in the same way. Your modakas look great.

aipi said...

Hi Deesha..Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you n your family!
Fried modaks are such a cool idea..You have got lovely swirls in the modak..they look fabulous!

US Masala

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Never tried fried version of it...Its looks so tempting...Nice...

Prathima Rao said...

Looks good n i love d presentation!!

Satya said...

wow modaks looks so crispy n delicious

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Vidhya said...

Cute little modaks.

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

My mom makes modaks the same way but I don't think she adds turmeric. That's an interesting addition!
What a beautiful space you have here Deesha! Love your photographs. Thanks from appreciating my every time I put up something!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

will bookmark and try sometime. looks so delicious!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow this sounds a diff version...modak looks so cute and yum

Sushma Mallya said...

Modak looks perfect,i almost do the filling the same way but for the dough never used semolina, will surely try it next time...

G.Pavani said...

modak looks cute n yummy..n nice click dear...

Cham said...

I never tasted the deep fried one! Such calorific modak pict!

Madhavi said...

WOW modak looks beautiful :)