Ukdee Che Modak (Rice modak)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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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)

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