Steamed Modak

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

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

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  • Rice flour - 2 cups
  • Water - 2 cups approx
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • For Filling:
  • Grated coconut - 4 cups
  • Powdered jaggery - 2 cups
  • Roasted poppy seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

How to Make Steamed Modak

  • Boil the water with salt, sugar and oil.
  • Add rice flour and cook on a slow flame till it forms a soft lump.
  • Cool slightly and knead with greased hand till smooth.
  • For filling:
  • Cook coconut and jaggery, stirring continuously, over a low flame till the jaggery melts and the paste thickens.
  • Add poppy seeds and cardamom powder.
  • To make the modak:
  • Take a lime sized ball of the dough on your left palm.
  • Flatten into the size of a small poori, with the edges thinner than the centre.
  • Place a little filling in the centre and gather the edges and bring them up to enclose the filling, making a conical shape.
  • Steam all the modaks for 15 mins.