Wednesday, September 02, 2009


These little babies are my favorite....
I love the way they look and also the way they taste....
These are Ganapati's favorite food , which used to be made once a year, only on ganesh chaturti day . But now i make them more often as they are liked and enjoyed by almost everyone...
Those seen here were made on the 23rd of August which was the ganesh chaturti day and i made lots and lots of them to be devoured and shared with all those who like to eat them.

2 cups grated coconut
1 cup grated jaggery you can use more to suit your taste
1 tsp finely ground cardamom powder
you can add these according to preference golden raisins,finely chopped cashewnuts or almonds.
a little ghee to moisten the mixture while cooking.
For one cup basmati rice flour
one cup water
a pinch of salt and a spoon full of ghee.
Below you will see the sweet in a green leaf next to the modak's , those are called Patolyo in Goa here the stuffing is the same as the modaks for the recipe read here. The only difference is the way in which the covering is made although the ingredients are the same.
so let me tell you how the covering for the modak is made.
take a vessel with one cup of water boil
when it starts boiling add a spoon of salt and ghee
stir and let it come together , stir it for some more time and cover for about 2 mins
Take care to see that it does not stick to the bottom ( so its always better to cook this in a alumimium kadai or a non-stick kadai)
Take this mixture into a plate and cook a little
put ghee on your hands and knead it like a dough.
make small balls out of the dough and roll into small rounds
you have to catch this puris in your palms (left hand-for the right handed)and fill it with the stuffing and then take the ends together and make it into a point on top..(with your right hand )**smiles....*
It makes me smile because of the way i have explained, i know it is very difficult for a novice to understand this when they havent actually seen it being made, its easy for me to explain as i can see it in front of my eyes... dont worry look at the picture and try to make the shape and dont worry atall even if it is not perfect as it will definetly taste perfect ** thumbsup....***
After you complete this part you have to steam it in a steamer for about 10-12 mins .
eat it as it is or cut them in the center and drizzle a spoon full of warm pure homemade ghee ...


Mayuri said...

The modaks looks yummy for Ganesh Chaturthi.
I made modak for chaturthi too but somehow can never get the nice pleats that u got for ur modaks, guess I still need to work on that part :)
I have been following ur blog for a long time now.
I am from goa and living in canada and some of ur posts reminds me of the goan food that I have forgotten or really miss here, like ambade sasav etc.


delicious and devine

Chow and Chatter said...

Mahek: my hubby is Indian so its a natural thing to do cooking Indian dishes and my Mum in law is here from India lol, these look great

thanks for visiting my blog Rebecca

Olga said...

Wow, these are so perfectly formed: you must have a lot of talent and patience.

AshKuku said...

U own an awesome space, Mahek.... Lovely are all the preps u have posted.... I prefer steamed modaks to fried ones... It has an unique it.... & a feel of content...too....

Gr8 Going!!!! Happy Blogging!!!!


Mrs Rogers said...

These look DELICIOUS Mahek. I hope to try some of these soon, I dont think I can make them look as pretty as yours though!

Mrs Rogers