Madok,is a sweet dumplings stuffed with the filling of coconut and jaggery. .while the outer soft shell made with rice flour or chawal ke atta or flour or maida.It can be fried or steamed,today I will share the steamed version of Modak.
Modak,a traditional Maharashtrian sweet dish offered to Hindu God Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chathurti.Here I want to share a painting done by my 7yrs old daughter .
Now I am going to share step by step procudure of Steamed Modak.
INGREDIENTS FOR FILLINGS
Freshly grated coconut -1cup
Sugar or grated jaggery(gur)-1/2 cup
Roasted poppy seeds (khus khus)-1tsp
Cardamom Powder -powder of 3-4 cardamom
Rice flour - 1tsp
INGREDIENTS FOR COVERING
Rice flour ir chawal ke atta-1cup
Flour or Maida-2tbsp
Oil -1 / 2 tsp
Salt -a pinch
METHOD FORTHE FILLINGS
Heat a non-stick pan, add the coconut and sugar or jaggery,mix well and cook on a medium flame, till the sugar dissolves or jeggery melted completely
Add the cardamom powder, poppy seeds and rice flour to it and cook for some more time.
Keep aside and allow it to cool.
METHOD OF COVERING
In a deep pan, add 1 cup water and bring it to boil.
Add the ghee or clarified butter, salt, oil, flour and rice flour, mix well and cook for few minutes.
Remove from the flame and keep aside.
Transfer the mixture on a flat dry plate and knead well to prepare a soft dough.
HOW TO MAKE SHAPE OF MODAK
Divide the dough into small equal balls.
Roll out each ball into a small circle then while holding it in a hand make a small bowl.
Put some filling into this bowl shaped dough.
Dip fingers your in the oil and bring the sides together to form a peak.
Prepare remaining modaks in similar manner.
HOW TO STEAM MODAK
Spread a damp cotton cloth onto a flat round bowl and arrange modaks (according to the size of the bowl) onto it.
Place the sifter in a steamer with lid and steam for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat up 1 inch of water in Idly cooker, put one small round pot, over that place small thali or chalni.
On top of the chalni place a cotton cloth . Now place modak on the on the cotton cloth , leaving enough space around each modak.
Steam for 10 to 15 minutes minutes over medium heat.
Modak are ready to be served.