“Modak” the festive snack or prasadam in many parts of India this sweet dessert is just loved by all age groups. Here is a quick baked recipe for Modak.
2 cups fresh greated coconut,
1 cup jiggery,
1 tsp roasted poppy seeds (coarsely crushed),
1/2 tsp cardamom powder,
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder,
1 tsp rice flour,
Cashews and dry fruits (as per choice)
For covering –
1 cup rice flour,
1 cup water,
1 tsp butter,
1/4 tsp salt,
1/2 tsp sugar and a little bit of refined oil and water for moulding
The Stuffing – Mix coconut and jiggery in a glass dish, microwave covered on high power for 2 minutes. Remove from oven after 2 minutes and mix remaining ingredients in it.
The Covering – Take water, sugar, salt and butter in a glass bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes till water starts boiling. Mix rice flour in it, spray water on it, cover and again microwave on medium power for 2 minutes.
The Kneading- After 2 minutes remove from oven; knead in processer or by hands to make smooth dough.
The Moulding Process– Make 7 equal portions of stuffing and dough. Take one portion of dough, make a round ball, gently pressing the centre of the ball using thumb make a cup of the ball, place one portion of the stuffing in it, shape and close modak as shown in the picture. Mould all remaining modaks in the same way.
The Steaming – In a microwave steamer take 1/4 cup water. Keep the mesh in it, dip each modak in water and keep in steamer. Now cover and microwave on medium power for 5 to 6 minutes. After 2 minutes standing remove from oven. Modak sweet is ready. Serve hot with ghee.