Auspicious Modak

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves:25 pieces
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.5 cups - dry coconut powdered
  • 1 cup - jaggery grated
  • 2 cups - plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp - crushed cardamom seeds
  • 15-20 saffron strands, rubbed in 1 tsp hot milk

How to Make Auspicious Modak

  • Mix coconut and jaggery in a nonstick pan.
  • Heat, and cook stirring continuously to avoid burning.
  • When mixture becomes a soft lump, add cardamom and saffron.
  • Mix, take off fire, keep aside to cool a little.
  • Make a thick batter of plain flour and warm water.
  • Transfer to a large heavy deep container, cook mixture, stirring continously.
  • When lump resembles a soft dough, take off fire, cool to handle.
  • Make a thick patty of a portion of flour dough, place a small lump of coconut mixture in the centre.
  • Fold and mould dough to cover filling, and shape round or like a modak.
  • After filling all modaks, steam in an idli cooker or double boiler with perforated upper section.
  • Steam for 15 minutes, and serve hot or warm or cold, as desired.