An inseparable part of Ganesh Chaturthi is modak. Every deity has a favorite food and this is considered to be a special dish for Lord Ganesha. Begin your celebration with this sweet dumpling. In this blog post, we will share the step-by-step recipe on how to make modak. Prepare your Tri Ply stainless steel cookware, and we shall begin making this Ganesh Chaturthi special.
What Is Modak?
Modak is a steamed dumpling that is filled with jaggery. The rice flour dough is rolled into a ball, flattened, and later stuffed with delicious jaggery. This dish takes the name of Kozhukattai in South India and is slightly different from modak. Everything is the same, the presence of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and nutmeg makes the modak distinct from Kozhukattai.
Making The Delicious Modak
This recipe will be enough for 16 servings of modak. It would take you a maximum of 1.5 hours to finish cooking. Having the best Tri Ply Stainless Steel Pans will help in frying and sauteing all the ingredients and help you finish everything in no time!
For Making The Outer Layer
- Rice flour - 1 cup
- Water - 1.5 cup
- Ghee or Oil - ¼ tsp
- Salt - ¼ tsp
For Making The Filling
- Grated or powdered jaggery - 1 cup
- Grated coconut - 1 cup
- Cardamom - 1 tsp
- Nutmeg powder - ¼ tsp - Optional
- Khus Khus (Poppy Seeds) - ½ tsp - Optional
- Rice flour - 1 tbsp - Optional
Preparation Of The Filling
- On the best Tri Ply stainless steel Kadai from Maxima World, heat Oil or Ghee and Khus Khus in the specified quantity. Cook this on a low flame and let them crackle a bit.
- Add the grated jaggery and coconut now. Stir it on a low flame until both the ingredients blend. Keep mixing for about 10 minutes. The jaggery should become dry. Once it is finished, set aside the mixture.
- You can also add rice flour to absorb all the moisture. But, this is optional.
Preparation Of The Outer Layer
- Take a pan to prepare the rice dough. You can find high-quality Stainless Steel Pan Online on Maxima World.
- Add water, ghee/oil, and salt in the specified quantity.
- Once the mixture starts to boil, add the rice flour. Stir it well with the water.
- After the rice flour completely mixes with water, cover the pan with a lid and set it aside for 5 minutes.
- Then, start kneading the dough smoothly on a plate or a bowl. Ensure that there are no lumps or hard chunks. Later, roll the dough into balls.
- For the next step, flatten the balls into a neat circle with a thin crust and a thick center. While you do this, apply oil or ghee to your palms.
- Keep the stuffing in the center.
- Make the edges to create a wavy pattern. Then, join all the edges together to close the filling inside. Gently press and shape the top. Repeat this step until you have used up all the dough.
Cooking The Modak
- In a Tri Ply stainless steel cooker and pour two and a half cups of water. Keep a cooking rack to place the modak. Cover the modak with a moist cloth before beginning to steam cook it.
- Cook for about 15 minutes.
- Once it is out of the pressure cooker, the divine offering is ready. After you complete the worship, treat yourself to some delicious modak and share the sweetness of this auspicious day with your family and friends.