Published On : Mon, Sep 1st, 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi : Ukadiche Modak Recipe

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It’s Ganesh Chaturthi! Time to make Ukadiche Modak, Ganesha’s favourite. Here is the Modak recipe, of rice flour shells filled with a succulent mixture of jaggery. While this mouth-watering delicacy is an inseparable part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, you can try and make it more often as it is a tasty treat for the whole family, especially the young ones.

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Ingredients:

To make Ukad

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  • 1/2 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Glutinous rice flour
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Ghee/Butter/Oil

Stuffing

  • 1/2 cup shredded Coconut
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • Cardamom powder
  • Assorted nuts

Method:

To make Ukad

  • Mix rice flour and glutinous flour well and seive 2 to 3 times.
  • Boil 2/3 cup of water, to that add pinch of salt and tsp of ghee and pour rice flour and mix well.
  • Cover and keep for 10 mts.

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To make Stuffing

  • Take poppy seeds in microwave bowl and microwave for 2 mts.
  • Mix jaggery and coconut with poppy seeds and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • After 30 mts again mix coconut mixture well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder and nuts.

To arrange Modak

  • Take ukad, wet hands with water as well as some oil and knead ukad in soft dough.
  • Split dough in equal size balls.
  • Now start to pat ball in to small bowl size shape, now stuff filling and start to make plates around stuffing.
  • Gather all plates at the center of stuffing and try to seal edges.
  • Heat up 1 inch of water in Idly cooker, put one small round pot, over that place small thali or plate, cover that one with wet towel.
  • Place Modaks over towel, leaving enough space around each modak.
  • Steam for 10 mts over medium heat.
  • Garnish with a dollop of ghee.

– By Suvarna Pimpalkar

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