Traditional Ukadiche Modak Recipe | Maharashtrian Modak recipe |
Ukadiche modak a traditional Maharashtrian steamed sweet that is made during Ganesh Chaturthi.
Servings: 21 modaks
Medium sized modak mould
deep large saucepan
For the rice dough
- 2 cups Rice flour
- 2 cups Water
- 1 tsp Ghee
- 1 tsp Salt
For the stuffing
- 2 cups Coconut fresh grated
- 1 1/2 cups Jaggery powder
- 1 tsp Ghee
- 1 tsp Cardamom powder
- 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
- Saffron optional
- 2 tbsp Ghee to top the modaks in the end
To make the coconut jaggery stuffing
Heat ghee in a wide pan on medium heat.
Add grated coconut in the pan and mix well and sauté for a min.
Now add the jaggery powder and mix everything well. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add poppy seeds and cardamom powder and mix everything well.
Remove from the heat and keep it aside. Let the stuffing cool.
To make the Rice dough
Heat water along with ghee and salt and bring it to a boil.
When the water starts boiling add the flour and mix well.
Take it of the heat and cover and keep it aside for 5-6 minutes.
When it is a little cold to handle, take it on a large plate and knead the dough while applying a little ghee to your palms. Knead the dough until its smooth. (remember you should knead the dough whilst it is still hot.)
To Assemble the modaks
Grease the modak mould with ghee. Take a small dough ball and press it in the mould around the sides and edges.
Fill it with the coconut-jaggery stuffing and seal the cavity with some dough and remove he modak from the mould. Continue making the modaks in the same way.
Heat a steamer and place the modaks in the steamer lined with banana leaves or parchment paper and steam for 10-12 minutes or until they are translucent.
Remove from the steamer.
And top it with ghee and saffron(optional).
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