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Coconut Modak Recipe

Coconut Modak is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 3.5 based on 100 votes


  • 2 cups - whole Wheat flour
  • 2 cups - fresh grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • 1 cup - Jaggery
  • salt
  • water
  • How to Make Coconut Modak:

    1. Add salt to whole wheat flour and knead to a stiff dough. Knead as much as you can to form a smooth dough and let it rest for 1 - 3 hours, covered tight.
    2. Heat the jaggery and make a one - thread syrup and remove from heat.
    3. Add fresh grated coconut and cardamom powder and cool.
    4. Knead the dough again for 10 minutes.
    5. Take a pinch, the size of a marble and roll it in a very thin circle, about 3 inches in diameter
    6. You may use maida for dusting while rolling.
    7. Take a tbsp of the cooled filling and place in the middle.
    8. Start pleating the edges and meet at the starting point, you will have a shape like a big top.
    9. Press together and twist slightly and start pinching off the top bulk to form a tear shaped modak.
    10. Lay separately on an oiled surface or butter paper and steam for 35 to 45 minutes.
    11. Serve warm with butter.


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