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Ganesh chaturthi modak


Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu, india | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | To Serve: 5 | Type: Festival special recipes

Ingredients

  • Rice flour – 2 cup
  • Water as required[apr.1 ¾ cup]
  • Salt – pinch
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Grated coconut – ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tbs
  • Bengal gram – ½ cup
  • Jaggery – 150 g

Method

Poornam (Stuffing)

  • Soak Bengal gram for 2 hours, pressure cook (1 or 2 whitles) then mash it.
  • Grate & cook jaggery till melts (add rops of water).
  • Add grated coconut, mashed Bengal gram sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add pinch of salt and cardamom powder.
  • Mix all together well.
  • And this is called poornam (a stuffing which goes inside of the Kozhukkattai/modak).

Modak

  • Take rice flour in a thick big pan; add water & salt mix well.
  • Heat pan then pour rice flour mixture & stir consistency in medium heat (to avoid lumps) till you get chapatti dough consistency.
  • Grease modak mould with ghee then fill the inner walls with rice flour dough mixture & leave some space for filling stuffing(poornam).
  • Now fill the stuffing and seal the bottom of the modak bottom. Then demould & steam for 5 to 10 minutes. Then serve hot.

Modak Mould

Modak Mould

How to make Modak / mothagam- Stepwise pictures[Instant& Quick]

Wash & soak bengal gram for 1 hourWash & soak bengal gram for 1 hour

Boil bengal gramBoil bengal gram

Put boiled bengal gram and coconut in a mixer jar & coarsely grindPut boiled bengal gram and coconut in a mixer jar & coarsely grind

Grate coconutGrate coconut

Ground bengal gram is ready, add grated coconut, mix wellCoarsely ground bengal gram is ready add grated coconut

Add green cardamom powderAdd green cardamom powder

Add jaggery, water in a pan, let it melt and cook till thick syrup consistencyAdd jaggery, water in a pan, melt and cook till thick syrup consistency

Add jaggery syrup mix wellAdd jaggery syrup mix well

Kadalai paruppu vellam poornam/ Bengal gram jaggery stuffing is readyKadalai paruppu vellam poornam stuffing is ready

Add rice flour, water & salt mix wellAdd rice flour, water & salt mix well

Heat pan stir continuously till you get soft dough consistencyHeat pan stir continuously till you get soft dough consistency

Kozhukattai dough is ready, add sesame oil, knead it & make soft doughKozhukattai dough is ready, add sesame oil, knead it & make soft dough

Place lemon size ball, place it in a modak mould & evenly spreadPlace lemon size ball, place it in a modak mould & evenly spread

Outer layer of modak is readyWash & soak bengal gram for 1 hour

Place poornamPlace poornam

Poornam filled modak is readyPoornam filled modak is ready

Close it with rice flour dough mixtureClose it with rice flour dough mixture

Remove raw modak from mouldRemove raw modak from mould

Kadalai paruppu modak is readyKadalai paruppu modak is ready

Before stemming modak/After demould

Before stemming modak

Take lemon size ball, shape circleTake lemon size ball, shape circle

Place bengal gram kadalai stuffing / paruppu vellam poornamPlace bengal gram kadalai stuffing / paruppu vellam poornam

Close shape like half circleClose shape like half circle

Place half circle kozhukattai in idli plates steam itPlace half circle kozhukattai in the same idli cooker steam it

Place modak in an idli platesPlace modak in an idli plates

Place prepared kozhukattai in idli cooker, steam it for 8 minPlace prepared kozhukattai in idli cooker, steam it for 8 min

Kadalai paruppu mothagam is readyKadalai paruppu mothagam is ready

Modak with 3 shapesModak with 3 shapes

Ukadiche modakUkadiche modak


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