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Traditional Steamed Modak Recipe | Ukadiche modak – Ganesh Chaturthi Special

Heya Foodies,

Today a simple traditional recipe, but a true relish! Modaks 🙂 Well, everybody knows how much modaks are loved by Ganpati Bappa, and even we the devotees.

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We’ve already done a video on it in 2012.. But here’s my new version 🙂

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Check the video recipe – >


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Traditional Steamed Modak Recipe | Ukadiche modak - Ganesh Chaturthi Special
 
Ingredients
  • Jaggery - ½ cup
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp.
  • Fresh Coconut (grated) - 1 cup
  • Poppy Seeds (khus-khus) - 1 tbsp.
  • Sesame Seeds - 1 tbsp.
  • Assorted nuts (chopped) - 4 tbsp.
  • Cardamom - 6 pods
  • Salt - ¼ tsp.
  • Sugar - ½ tsp.
  • Rice Flour - 1 cup
Instructions
  1. Roast the poppy seeds and sesame seeds. Set it aside.
  2. In a pan, add the jaggery to melt. Add a tsp. of ghee so that it melts well and doesn't stick to the pan. Once the jaggery melts, add in the fresh grated coconut. Next in, add the roasted poppy seeds and roasted sesame seeds. Top it with the nuts and crushed cardamom pods. Stir well and the stuffing is ready.
  3. Take a pan, add a cup of water and let it to boil. Add a 1 tsp. of ghee, salt and sugar to the water. Next, add the rice flour to the mixture, and mix well. Cook it for 2 min And, then off the flame and cover it up with a lid for 5 mins.
  4. To form the dough, bring down the rice flour mix to a surface, and start forming a dough by slowing adding little water and ghee whenever needed. Once, it is smooth, and not breaking, it shall be good for the modaks.
  5. In the steamer bottom, let the water boil and in the mean time lets make the modaks.
  6. Grease the modak mold with ghee, add the dough t it, form the shape, fill the stuffing and close. Bring out of the modak mold. Same way, do all the modaks.
  7. Once all the modaks are done, place them to the steamer decks, which is lined with muslin cloth. Plantain leafs can be used if available. Steam for 15- 20 mins in medium flame.
  8. Pour in some melted ghee to the steaming hot modak, and Modaks are ready to be served.

Now, you gotta try this and serve to our Ganesh Ji 🙂

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Mawa Modak | Ganesh Utsav Specials

Hey Foodies,

Mawa Modak, also known as peda modak, khoya modak and amrit modak is one of those sweets which is the most hit in Mumbai sweet shops during the Ganpati Mahotsav. During, the festive time, when we all are struggling to manage our times in everything we do, this is one such recipe which in fact comes handy always. This sweet is basically a milk fudge with some awesome flavors. As always, one could customize the flavors based on availability and desire, here comes the recipe.

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Mawa Modak | Ganesh Utsav Specials
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • Homemade Mawa - 160 gm
  • Powdered Sugar - ¼ cup or less
  • Cardamom pods - 3-4
  • Saffron strands dissolved in milk - 2 tsp.
  • Ghee - To grease mold
Instructions
  1. In one pot or a kadhai, add the mawa and cook it until the mawa becomes like a dough. 2-3 minutes it should take.
  2. After the mawa is cooked, transfer it to a surface, Add the crushed cardamon pods. When mixture is warm, add the saffron milk, powder sugar to the mawa mixture. Mix well.
  3. Grease the modak mold with some ghee. And, add the mixture into it and make some delicious modaks.
Notes
If your mawa mixture gets dry/crumbly: Dont worry take hot milk, add ½ at a time and knead it like a rasgulla/rasmalai/pizza dough.. Until it gets soft, smooth and perfect..
If your mixture gets runny/sticky/wet: Chill it for 1 hour and then shape them.
 

Do try this for Lord Ganesha and yourself.. Ah, Dont forget to let me know the outcome. You could check out Mawa-Modak-2my homemade recipe for mawa here.

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Modak Sandesh Recipe

Hey Foodies,

Ganesh Ji likes to eat modaks.. So why not offer him something different, but in the same modak look.. Peda Modak and Shrikand Modak is very normal and popular…

We’ll do it Bengali Style! Yeah..We’ll make sandesh but in the modaks..

If you are not aware of sandesh or have not eaten them.. it is chenna which is kneaded, cooked, kneaded and shaped then served dish… They taste wondrous, actually melts in mouth!

I have not chosen any fancy flavor as they taste and look simply marvelous.

Do try them, I am sure, you’ll love it!

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Modak Sandesh
Recipe type: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
 
Ingredients
  • Milk - 500ml
  • Lemon Juice - 2 Tbsp
  • Sugar - ¼ Cup or less
  • Saffron Dissolved in Milk - As required
  • Pistachio - As required
  • Cardamom - As required
Instructions
  1. Boil milk. On the other hand, add 2 tbsp water to 2 tbsp lemon juice.
  2. Switch off flame and stir the milk for a minute. Now gradually add the lemon juice mixture. Stirring continuously.
  3. After the greenish whey and the cheese is separated pass it through a colander lined with cheese cloth/muslin cloth/dupatta.
  4. Gently squeeze chenna and then hang it in a tap or a cupboard handle for a hour.
  5. Take chenna out of the wrapped cloth, knead it until all combined. Now add the powdered sugar and knead for another minute.
  6. In low flame, add the chenna and cook it for 5 minutes. Set up a timer of 5 mins. If you cook for long it will get crumbly.
  7. Now knead again and add the saffron milk, cardamom. Use a modak mould add the mixture to it, and stuff some pistachio and join.
  8. Open the mould and its ready.
  9. Now add some saffron milk on top of the modak and serve. You can serve immediately or after chilling.
 

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Recipe seems easy isn’t it? What you waiting for? Go ahead prepare them, I am sure you’ll love them!!

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