Modak is a popular dessert of Maharashtra and it's considered to be one of the favorite foods of the deity Ganeshji. On the occasion of Ganjesh Pooja, Modak is highly popular in Maharashtra.
Preparation of modak require very little ghee; hence you can eat it as much as you want. Let's make the Modak today.
Ingredients for Rice Modak:-
Rice flour – 2 small bowls
Jaggery – 2 small bowls (cut finely)
Coconut – 2 small bowls (grated finely)
Cashews – 50 gm (cut each in 5 to 6 pieces)
Raisins – 25 gm
Cardamom – 4 to 5 (peel and grind)
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Salt - ½ small spoon
How To cook Ukdee Che Modak:-
Put the jaggery and coconut in a frying pan for heating. Keep stirring with the stirring spoon and
cook till the jaggery and coconut are properly mixed and turn into a thick mixture. In this mix the cashews, raisins and cardamom. Themixture or pitthi for filling in the modaks is ready.
Put 2 small bowls of water along with 1 small spoon ghee in a utensil and heat it. When the water is about to boil, mix the rice flour and salt in the water. Turn off the burner and leave the utensil covered for 5 minutes.
Knead a soft dough from the rice flour, if the dough is hard then add 1 to 2 tablespoon water. Keep little water in a small bowl and little ghee in another small bowl. Mash the dough with hands greased with water and ghee, till the dough becomes soft. Leave the dough covered with a clean cloth.