Modhagam Recipe

Modhagam is a popular Indian Snack
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Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly
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Technique :
Shallow Fry
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Serves 3
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - grated Coconut
  • 1/2 cup - grated Jaggery
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/4 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • 1 handful - Rice flour
  • 3 handfuls - all-purpose flour (maida flour)
  • A Pinch - kesari powder (lemon flavor)
  • How to Make Modhagam:

    1. Heat a pan, add 1 cup of water and add grated jaggery.
    2. When the jaggery dissolves completely in water, strain it to remove dust and sand particles.
    3. Add the strained jaggery juice again in the pan, and heat.
    4. When the jaggery juice starts to boil and become thick, add grated coconut, cardamom powder and stir well continuously till it rolls like a ball and does not stick to the sides of the pan.
    5. This is the correct consistency to remove from the flame.
    6. Remove the coconut poornam on to a plate and allow it to cool.
    7. Make small balls out of the poornam and keep aside.
    8. Now take a bowl and add rice and all-purpose flour; add a pinch of kesari powder and some water to make a bajji-like batter.
    9. Heat oil in a pan; take 1 ball of coconut poornam and dip it in the batter.
    10. Drop it in the oil. Repeat this step for the next 4 balls of poornam
    11. Deep fry the modhagam till it becomes crisp and golden in colour.
    12. Remove the modhagam from flame and keep it in strainer/tissue to remove excess oil.
    13. The delicious modhagam is ready for serving and also for neivedhyam.
    14. Recipe courtesy: Subbalakshmi Renganathan


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