Sunday, September 4, 2011

Modaks for Lord Ganesh


Wishing all my blogger friends a very happy ganesh chaturthi. I prepared modaks for lord ganesh. Though everybody is familiar with this recipe but I still feel like sharing this recipe.

We used to make modaks with different shapes and we call it traditionally jilladu kayalu and it is moon shaped. My mom and MIL use to make these with moon shape but I love the modak shape. And it is lovely to hold and give it away.

My hubby wanted to distribute some prasad in the office so I prepared the modak style and pack it in a roche box !! It was my first attempt and I loved it.

While preparing these modaks it undergoes several steps

1. Making the rice flour
2. Making the dough for the shell
3. Making the filling
4. Moulding the modaks into a perfect shape and steaming

Here is the recipe below


Preparing the Rice flour
Soak the rice for one hour and drain the water completely. Spread on a dry cloth for 10 minutes then make a fine powder in a mixie/blender. Sieve it and use if for the dough.

Preparing the Dough

Ingredients
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil

Boil the water and salt the oil. Then add the flour mix contiously till it lump free and blended completely with water.
Keep it aside and let it cool for ten minutes. Then knead it nicely to a smooth dough. Cover and keep it aside.

Preparing the filling

Ingredients
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup water
Mix all the above three ingredients in a large deep bowl. And put it on a medium flame and mix continuously with spatula , the sugar will start to melt and slowly blend with the coconut. All the sugar syrup will evaporate slowly and begin to solidify when you have take it off the flame. Note : Be careful not to make it too dry.


Preparing the Modak

Apply some ghee on your palms and again knead the dough nicely. Divide it into small lemon size balls and put one ball in your left palm and pat it into a round shape with your other hand into a 3 inch diameter. Sides should be thin.

Take a scoop of coconut filling and put it in the center.

And start folding it with small bends and finally enclose it.


Now steam it in a idly steamer for 5-7 minutes.

Remove and serve warm.

You can also refridgerate it for longer shelf life.


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Note: Rice flour should be very fine, do not use excess water when making dough .
Dont use too much stuffing for modaks otherwise they will break apart.

33 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

Filling looks too delicious and I love the cute little shape.

EliFla said...

WoW...this must be very delish....hugs, Flavia

Sayantani said...

lovely modaks. perfectly prepared.

Paaka Shaale said...

The modaks looks perfect!!! Loved the recipe Satya!!!

Pushpa said...

Yummy and tempting modaks beautifully presented.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Awesome looking modaks . Thanks a lot for sharing step by step method.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Hari Chandana said...

Chala bagunnayi mee modakalu.. Yummy :)
Indian Cuisine

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looking yummy and cute

Kalpana Sareesh said...

too good n the filling is so yumm..

Sum said...

Modaks look very nice... Hope you had a wonderful Ganesh Chaturthi...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so pretty and cute,nice presentation :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

Adding sugar in the poornam sounds interesting and perfectly done modaks.nice presentation

Sush said...

modak looks perfect!

Priti said...

Nice stuffing and presentation ....Ganesha must be very happy :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow perfect modak sathya,luks yum...

Arti said...

I just love Modaks!! And I gorge on them every Ganesh Chaturthi!! These look very delicious and lovely presentation...
Will do the Ganpati Pandals post soon, Wish you and your family a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi Satya:)

Shanthi said...

Looks wonderful with the twists. Nice and well prepared.

Vegetarian Zest said...

There is something about festival feasts. Love your modaks.Perfect shape.

Jayasri Ravi said...

lovely modaks hope you had a good time during the festival!, the last click is superb in the ferrero rocher box :)

Priya said...

LAst click looks damn pretty and marvellous..delicious modaks..

Madhura Manoj said...

Perfect & yummy..
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Kavi... said...

Hey! Looks really good! You should send this to the "Serve it Steamed" event. you'll find the link on my blog post titled "Yelai Vadaam"
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Kavi, Edible Entertainment
www.myedibles.blogspot.com

aipi said...

Oh goodness the modaks look like perfection ~ very beautifully done n presented Satya!
USMasala

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These look perfect and delicious Satya!

arthi said...

delicious looking modaks..

Magic of Spice said...

These are so adorable and I love the filling...delicious!

Jay said...

lipsmacking good satya...love your stepwise cliks..:)
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Shoba Shrinivasan said...

hi sathya,

lovely shapely modaks and i loved your fun idea to place them in the ferro rocher container....Soooper!

Shobha

Nisha said...

Perfect looking modaks , loved it

An Open Book said...

they look so cute, i wish i knew how 2 make these:(

Arti said...

So glad to be stopping by your super yummy space... Just dropped in to say hi.. And to thank you for all the wonderful support you have given me always, blogger friends like you make this place so much more enjoyable for me :-) I miss your delicious recipes too, Please do post often and keep blogging :-) Waiting for my yummy treat here soon...take care :-)

Sravan said...

Reminds me of the movie Flubber

Botanical said...

thanks for the recipes. they all look great, yummy
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