Modak recipe | How to make Ukdiche Modak without Mould rice-modak
Recipe type: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
  • 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)
  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.
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