Chana Banana Modak

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 25
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/4 kg - channa dal, soaked for 2-3 hours
  • 2 - Kerala ripe bananas (cut in small pieces)
  • 1/4 kg - jaggery, crushed
  • 1 cup - coconut (grated and crushed in mixer)
  • 750 gm - rice powder
  • 1/4 tsp - cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp - dry ginger/suntha (powdered)
  • 1/4 tsp - roasted cumin
  • 1/4 cup - ghee

How to Make Chana Banana Modak

  • For filling-Pressure cook soaked chana dal and bananas with a little water for 3-4 whistles. Light the gas on low flame and place a pan on it.
  • Add ghee and chana dal banana mixture to it and stir well till the mixture is thickened.
  • Then add crushed jaggery, dry ginger powder, cardamom powder, cumin powder and stir the whole mixture well on a low flame till it gets thickened.
  • In another pan slightly fry grated coconut for 2 minutes and then add to the main mixture and stir well. Please take a note that the mixture should be thick enough to make a filling. For modak-
  • Make a slightly loose batter of rice powder and water (see to it that no lumps are formed).
  • Place a pan on low flame and add the batter.
  • Stir well, till batter turns into a thick paste.
  • Grease your hand, spread the rice paste on your palm put the filling and shape it into modak.
  • Steam the modaks and you are ready to relish the exotic taste of modaks.