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Ukdee Che Modak (Rice modak) Recipe

Ukdee Che Modak (Rice modak) is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Kid-Friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 1 cup Rice flour (made from ambemor Rice preferably)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 pinch soda bicarb
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut, scraped finely
  • 1/2 cup jaggery, grated
  • 1 tbsp Khus Khus (poppy) seeds, roasted
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • How to Make Ukdee Che Modak (Rice modak):

    1. Mix all ingredients for filling in a non-stick pan. Cook stirring gently all the time till a very soft lump is formed. Keep aside to cool.
    2. Bring water to a boil in a large deep vessel.
    3. Add salt and ghee, and allow a rolling boil to form.
    4. Put flour over boiling water, do not disturb.
    5. Cover and simmer for 2 mins.
    6. Take off fire, mix with spatula and put into a food processor.
    7. Run for a few minutes, till a soft dough is formed.
    8. Transfer to a large plate and knead with greased hands to a soft, smooth dough.
    9. Shape a small lump into a cup with a depression.
    10. Place a tsp of filling in this depression.
    11. Cover with surrounding dough, and roll into a modak shape.
    12. If shaping by hand makes a bulbous shape, then pinch 7-8 vertical lines from tip to base all around.
    13. Or use a modak mould to press into desired shape.
    14. Repeat for all the dough and mixture.
    15. Arrange in a perforated flat-bottom bowl, placing it over steam in a double boiler.
    16. Steam, covered, for 15-18 mins.
    17. Serve hot or cold, with ghee if desired.


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