MODAK (Sweet Dumplings)
*** OM Sri Ganeshaya Namah ***
Friends, In India, when we start something new we take the name of Lord Ganesha, the lord of wisdom, knowledge and prosperity (Riddhi-Siddhi). He is also known as Vinayak, Ganpati, Lambodar, Gajanana, etc. According to the Hindu Mythology, Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva (the God of Destruction for Re-creation).
I’ll tell you about the most sacred festival. Ganesh Mahotsav is celebrated for 10 days. It starts with the birth ceremony of Ganesha called ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’. It is the festival to honor the elephant headed god. Devotees decorate the idols of Ganesha, we prepare prasadam (Bhog) to please their loved god.
Modaks are considered to be one of the most favorite of sweets of Ganapati. Because of this he is also called ‘Modak Priya’ for his great love for Modaks (sweet dumplings). So I’ll share with you the recipe of Modaks.
Prepare time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
- Plain Flour (Maida) : 1 cup
- Semolina (Rava/Suji) : ½ cup
- Ghee : 1 table spoon.
- Milk : 1 cup (to knead the dough)
- Coconut powder : 1 cup
- Jaggery (Gud) : 1 cup
- Roasted Sesame Seeds : 1 tablespoon
- Green Cardamom Powder : 1 Pinch
- Oil for Frying
- In a bowl, mix flour, rava and ghee and knead with milk and make a soft dough and rest for 30 minutes.
- In a pan put jaggery powder and cook in 2 teaspoon of water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Mix coconut powder and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame and stir continuously. Now add cardamom powder and keep aside to cool.
- Make small balls of equal sizes with the dough.
- Roll the dough with rolling pin and make small puris.
- Now put one spoon of the mixture prepared earlier in the centre of puri and collect the sides to a pointed tip and press to close well.
- In the same process make all Modaks and fry till golden and crisp on medium heat and offer it to our beloved Ganesha.
HAPPY WORDS 🙂
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With the blessings of Lord Ganesha I have shared this recipe of his prasadam with you all. I hope you would love making it, offering it to Lord Ganesha and sharing it with your loved ones. Do try it and let me know how was your experience throughout. I’ll be back soon with another Indian recipe. Stay Happy! Stay Well!! 🙂