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Modak recipe | How to make Ukdiche Modak without Mould

Modak recipe | मोदक । How to make Ukdiche Modak without Mould

Modak is one of the most sumptuous sweet dishes made during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. All of the lord Ganeshas devotees eat it with great joy. You can try making fresh and hygienic Modak’s right in your kitchen with this recipe. I am sure all your friends and family will drool over this homemade modak.

Here is an easy recipe with step by step pictures to make Modaks. Add more charm to your Ganesha Chaturthi festivities with platter full of Modaks , that will finish of in an instant. It is so yummy i am sure you won’t be able to resist it.

Direction :

Getting Ready:

Take 10 to 12 almonds and cashews each and chop them. Also take 6 to 7 cardamoms and peel and grind to make powder.

rice modakMaking:

Take 1.5 cup water in a vessel.Turn on flame and heat it. Add 2 tsp ghee and let the water boil.Add 1 pinch salt to it.Cover and let it boil.

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Once the water has boiled then Reduce the flame, add 1.25 cup fine rice flour to it. Mix it well. Turn off flame. Cover and keep it aside for 5 minutes.

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For stuffing, heat a pan,add 1 tsp ghee to it. Let the ghee heat up, then add 1 cup crumbled jaggery to it. Then add 1.5 cup grated coconut. Cook on low flame.

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When jaggery and coconut blend well then add chopped cashews , almonds, cardamom powder, add 1 tbsp raisins too. Mix all ingredients well.Stuffing is ready.Turn off the flame. Place the stuffing out in a plate.

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Dough is puffed up and ready.Place in a thali , press with spoon then mash with hands when cool. Grease hands with ghee and knead it for 6 to 7 minutes.

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Grease hands with ghee, Break small lemon sized lumps then give shape of peda. Grease hands with ghee, give a bowl like shape, to place the stuffing. Press with thumb and fingers and give bowl like shape.Stuff with add 1 to 1.5 tsp stuffing in it.

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For making pleats in modak, grease hands with ghee and pinch and make pleats, press stuffing, slightly join the pleats and make a pointed top on it. Give the base a round shape. Prepare all the modaks likewise.

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To steam the modaks , take a deep vessel to place the colander,add 2 cup water to it, turn on flame and let it boil.Meanwhile grease colander with ghee,then place the modaks in the colander. Place the colander over the vessel, cover the colander and steam for 12 minutes on high flame.

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When modaks are ready place the colander over jali stand. When modaks cool down take them out flom the colander and place in a plate.

rice modakServing:

  • Mouth drooling Modaks are ready to be relished.You can make them on this Ganesh Chaturthi. Every family member and guest will relish eating it.

Modak recipe | How to make Ukdiche Modak without Mould rice-modak
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Recipe type: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Rice flour - 1.25 cup (200 gms )
  • Fresh coconut - 1.5 cup (grated )
  • Jaggery - 1 cup (200 gms ) ( crumbled)
  • Almonds - 10 to 12
  • Cashews - 10 to 12
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Green Cardamom - 6 to 7
  • Raisins - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - 1 pinch (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Take 10 to 12 almonds and cashews each and chop them. Also take 6 to 7 cardamoms and peel and grind to make powder.
  2. Take 1.5 cup water in a vessel.Turn on flame and heat it. Add 2 tsp ghee and let the water boil.Add 1 pinch salt to it.Cover and let it boil.
  3. Once the water has boiled then Reduce the flame, add 1.25 cup fine rice flour to it. Mix it well. Turn off flame. Cover and keep it aside for 5 minutes.
  4. For stuffing, heat a pan,add 1 tsp ghee to it. Let the ghee heat up, then add 1 cup crumbled jaggery to it. Then add 1.5 cup grated coconut. Cook on low flame.
  5. When jaggery and coconut blend well then add chopped cashews , almonds, cardamom powder, add 1 tbsp raisins too. Mix all ingredients well.Stuffing is ready.Turn off the flame. Place the stuffing out in a plate.
  6. Dough is puffed up and ready.Place in a thali , press with spoon then mash with hands when cool. Grease hands with ghee and knead it for 6 to 7 minutes.
  7. Grease hands with ghee, Break small lemon sized lumps then give shape of peda. Grease hands with ghee, give a bowl like shape, to place the stuffing. Press with thumb and fingers and give bowl like shape.Stuff with add 1 to 1.5 tsp stuffing in it.
  8. For making pleats in modak, grease hands with ghee and pinch and make pleats, press stuffing, slightly join the pleats and make a pointed top on it. Give the base a round shape. Prepare all the modaks likewise.
  9. To steam the modaks , take a deep vessel to place the colander,add 2 cup water to it, turn on flame and let it boil.Meanwhile grease colander with ghee,then place the modaks in the colander. Place the colander over the vessel, cover the colander and steam for 12 minutes on high flame.
  10. When modaks are ready place the colander over jali stand. When modaks cool down take them out flom the colander and place in a plate.

 

Mawa Modak Recipe – Milk Powder Modak Recipe

Mawa Modak Recipe – Milk Powder Modak Recipe

Mawa modak recipe is an easy way to prepare mouth-watering modaks instantly. Modak is mostly prepared in Maharashtra during Ganesha chaturthi. It is prepared in various ways. This time we have prepared this amazing sweet with milk powder, milk, powdered sugar, green cardamom, butter and cream. You can prepare it and store it in refrigerator for a week or so.

You can prepare this most relish sweet and present it to your friends and relatives during festive days or on any occasion. They will love it fort sure! The process of making mawa modak is very simple that you can prepare it on festivals when you are busy with other preparations. So, definitely try out making mawa modaks with these easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Peel the green cardamom and separate its seeds. After that, crush the green cardamom seeds into a fine powder using a mortar pestle.

mawa modakMaking:

Place a pan on flame. When the pan gets heated up aptly then low done the flame. Now add butter to it. Let the butter melts completely. After that, add cream to it. Mix them really well. Keep the flame on low-medium.

mawa modak

Once both the ingredient mixes well, add milk to it. Keep stirring it continuously and cook it on high flame so that the milk starts boiling quickly. After that, add milk powder into the mixture. Mix it really well. Stir the mixture and cook it until it becomes mawa. Keep the flame on low-medium. Keep mixing it continuously so that it doesn’t become lumpy.

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After a while, mawa has turned thick in consistency. Ghee is separating from the edges of the mawa that means it is now roasted aptly. Mawa is now ready. Turn off the flame. Transfer the mawa into a bowl. Allow it to cool down completely.

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Add crushed green cardamom seeds and powdered sugar into the mawa. Mix everything really well into it. Mixture for making mawa is now ready.

mawa modak

Take a modak mould and put powdered sugar on it. Pat the mould to remove the excess sugar from it. Keep a thin layer of powdered sugar on the mould.

mawa modak

Pinch some mawa mixture and bind it by rolling in hand. Place the mixture on one side of the modak mould. Similarly, place some mawa mixture on the other side of the modak mould.

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Close the mould nicely. Remove the excess mawa mixture coming out of the mould. Open the mould and take out the modak from the mould by lifting it from the base. Place it on a plate. Likewise, prepare the rest of the modaks until the mixture is utilized completely.

mawa modak

Modak can also be prepared without the mould. For this, take some mawa mixture and with the help of the hands make a base while narrowing it on the top. Keep them in refrigerator to make them frigid.

mawa modakServing:

Serve these mouth-melting and delectable mawa modaks as a dessert after any meal or have them whenever you crave for something sweet.

Suggestions

  • Make mawa properly by continuously stirring the mixture so that no lump appears in it and it turns out smooth into mawa. After that, slightly cool it down then add powdered sugar into it. Don’t cool down the mawa completely or else it will become powdery. It should be cool enough that it can be touched with bare hands.
  • If you feel that the mixture is too soft to shape it into modaks then keep it inside the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. After that, prepare the modaks.

Mawa Modak Recipe - Milk Powder Modak Recipe mawa modak
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Milk powder – 1 cup (110 grams)
  • Cream – ¼ cup
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Powdered sugar – ⅓ (50-60 grams)
  • Green cardamom – 5-6
  • Milk – ½ cup
Instructions
  1. Heat a pan with some butter. Add cream and milk to it. Mix it really well.
  2. Further add milk powder to it and keep stirring until the mixture turns thick as mawa.
  3. Transfer it to a bowl and cool it down. Add green cardamom powder and powdered sugar into the mawa. Mix everything really well into it.
  4. Dust the mould with some powdered sugar and put some mawa mixture into it. Place the mixture on both the sides of the modak mould. Close it and make modaks.
  5. Serve these mouth-melting and delectable mawa modaks as a dessert after any meal or have them whenever you crave for something sweet.

 

Fried Modak Recipe – How to make Fried Modak Recipe

Fried Modak Recipe – How to make Fried Modak Recipe

Fried modak is another sweet recipe prepared during the festivity of Ganesha Chaturthi. Fried modak have soft sweet jaggery stuffing inside and have crispy covering outside. The outside covering of fried modak is usually prepared with rice flour but today we are using combination of wheat flour and refined flour to make theses devouring and delectable fried modak.

Fried modak is a crispy, crusty version of steamed modak recipe. So, here is a simple and quick to follow recipe of fried modak for you all with step-by-step pictures. Try out this sweet modak recipe and impress your dear ones. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Chop each cashew into small chunks and place them in a bowl. Similarly, chop almonds into small pieces and place them in a separate bowl. Peel green cardamom and crush its seeds into fine powder using mortar pestle.

fried modakMaking:

Take wheat flour in a big mixing bowl and add refined flour in it, followed by salt and ghee. Now add water in small portions and knead a little stiff dough. We have used less than ½ cup of water for kneading this much quantity of flour. Cover the dough and keep it aside for 20 minutes to set.

fried modak

Meanwhile, prepare the stuffing. For this, heat a pan with 1 tsp of ghee. Then add grated fresh coconut into it. Keep stirring continuously and roast the coconut on medium-low flame for 2 minutes.

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Now add jaggery into the pan and turn off the flame. Stir until they get completely mixed together.  Add chopped cashew, chopped almonds and crushed green cardamom into the mixture. Mix all the ingredients really well.

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Stuffing for modak is now ready, transfer to a plate and allow it to cool down completely.

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20 minutes are over, knead the dough again. Then divide the dough into small size balls (even smaller than a lemon). With this much dough we can make 16 dough balls.

fried modak

Lift a dough ball and roll until it becomes smooth. Flatten it by gently pressing in between palms. Now roll it out into 2.5 to 3 inch diameter poori. Run the rolling pin around the edges and don’t make the center too thin.

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Place 1 tsp of stuffing on it. Make pleats by folding the edges, bring them at the center and join the pleats together by making a peak on the top. Seal the stuffing completely and place it on a plate. Likewise, stuff and prepare the rest of the modaks until the dough is utilized completely.

fried modak

Heat enough ghee in a wok to deep fry the modaks. Ghee should be medium hot for frying the modaks. When the ghe is sufficiently hot, drop modaks into the ghee and fry until golden brown. You can place as many modaks as possible into the ghee but avoid over flooding the wok.

fried modak

Once the modaks are fried from beneath, flip their sides and continue frying until they get golden brown in color, evenly.

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When modaks are fried aptly, lift the modaks with a slotted ladle and hold it against the wok so that the excess ghee drained back into the wok and then transfer them on kitchen paper towel. Similarly, fry the rest of the modaks. It took 6-7 minutes to fry a batch of modaks.

fried modakServing:

Fried modaks are now done and ready to eat. Serve these crispy and delectable fried modaks steaming hot as it is with a cup of tea or any time of the day. Offer these modaks as prasad to diety Lord Ganesha for the festivity of Ganesha Chaturthi. Enjoy!

Suggestions

  • If you want you can use semolina instead of refined flour or you can prepare this modak with wheat flour only.
  • While making the stuffing, roast the grated coconut aptly then add jaggery to it and turn off the flame immediately. There is no need to melt the jaggery. Just mix it well with the coconut. But if jaggery melts and the stuffing turns out thin then keep the stuffing inside the refrigerator to condense it. After that, make the modaks.
  • Don’t fill too much of stuffing into the modaks because then they can splatter into the ghee while frying. Make the pleats and join them at the center making a peak. Seal the stuffing nicely so that it doesn’t spills out while frying the modaks.

Fried Modak Recipe - How to make Fried Modak Recipe fried modak
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Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Wheat flour – 1 cup (150 grams)
  • Refined flour – ¼ cup (25 grams)
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp (25 grams)
  • Salt – 1 pinch or to taste
  • Jaggery – ¾ cup (150 grams)
  • Fresh coconut – 1 cup (grated)
  • Almonds – 8-10
  • Cashews – 8-10
  • Green cardamom – 6-7
  • Ghee – for frying modak
Instructions
  1. Chop each cashew and almonds into small pieces. Crush green cardamom seeds into fine powder.
  2. Take wheat flour in a big bowl and add refined flour in it followed by salt and ghee. Add water in small portions and knead a little stiff dough.Cover and keep it aside for 20 minutes to set.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the stuffing. For this, heat a pan with 1 tsp of ghee. Then add grated fresh coconut into it.
  4. Now add jaggery, cashew, almonds and cardamom powder into the pan. Turn off the flame. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  5. Divide the dough into smaller than small lemon sized balls.
  6. Roll it out 2.5-3 inch diameter poori. Roll it around the edges.
  7. Place 1 tsp of stuffing on it. Make pleats by folding the edges, bring them at the centre.
  8. Heat enough ghee in a wok. Drop modaks into the ghee.
  9. Keep flipping the sides and fry the modaks until they become golden brown in color.
  10. When modaks are fried, transfer them on kitchen paper towel. Fried modaks are now ready.
  11. Serve these crispy and delectable fried modaks steaming hot as it is. Enjoy!