|Prep time: 30 Min||| Cook time: 10 Min||| Total time: 40 Min|
|Recipe type: Sweet||| Cuisine: Indian||| Yield / Serves: 6 modaks|
For Outer Coverin:
Raw Rice Flour – 1 Cup
Water – as required
Salt – to taste
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
For Inner Filling:
Grated Coconut-1/2 Cup
Powdered Jaggery – 1/4 Cup
Cardamom Powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Step by Step Photos on how to make Steamed Modak :
- For the inner filling, Add in the grated coconut and saute it for 2 or 3 minutes.
- Add in the grated jaggery and saute it. Add in the cardamom powder. Keep stirring until the mixture becomes a thick mass. Set this mixture aside.
- For the Outer cover. Heat Water in a pot. Add in Ghee into hot water. Do not let the water to boil for a long time it must not be too hot. This is to avoid the flour from drying.
- Take the raw rice flour in a bowl. Add the required salt to taste and mix it well. Add in the ghee water and make it into a dough consistency. Use a spoon for mixing it as it is hot to touch with your hands.
- Make it to chapatti dough consistency. When the dough settles down to room temperature take the modak mould. Make a thin layer of the dough inside the mold as shown in the picture
- Add the filling into the mold now. Take some more batter and fill the base of the modak. Now remove the modak from the mold.
- Prepare the modaks from the remaining batter as well. Get ready with the steamer. Add water, Place the modaks in the steamer close it with its lid and start steaming in the pot. Steam the modaks for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes remove them from the steamer and serve hot.
- I have used ready made kozhuttai/Dumplings flour. You can use homemade raw rice flour or idiyappam flour.
- Adding ghee to the outer layer dough helps to keep the dough fresh from drying out.
- I have used organic Jaggery so i haved not drained it for any dirt or impurities. If required drain jaggery mixture for dirt and impurities
Modak is a Sweet prepared on a festive day. Especially on ganesh Chaturthi. It can also be enjoyed as a any time snack..