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    IMG_5311Hello everyone!

    We all are celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi worldwide which lasts for 10 days. You all must be celebrating it and enjoying the yummy delicacies. Lord Ganesh is known for wealth, prosperity, happiness and also known as, Vighan-harta. May he shows his blessings on all of us. Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi is a not less than a festival. One of the favorite mithai that Ganesh Ji loves is “Modak”.

    There are “n” number of ways of making modak. The number of varieties in which Modaks are available in insane. You get so many varieties to choose from. Pineapple Modak, Rava modak, Chocolate modak, Mawa modak, fried modak and what not. Amongst all these modaks available in the market and so many people writing so many recipes that we actually get confused as what to make at home.

    Since this was my first time of making Modak at home, I was very confused as which modak to make. Again you can make steam modaks, fried modaks or can make them from Mava/Sooji (after roasting them) I got so confused with the options available online. I wanted to make something that is quick, easy and perfect for a beginner like me.

    This recipe would be perfect for anyone who wanted to try making Modaks at home. If you are a beginner like me and wanna impress Ganesh Ji {hehe} you can try these. I have made fried modaks and put the filling of Jaggery/Gur and desiccated coconut.

    Let’s dig into the recipe.

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    Modak | Fried Modak | How to make Modak at home.
    Ganesh Chaturthi special recipe that anyone can try at home. These modaks are easy to make and have got this delicious combination of gur and coconut.
    Course dessert
    Cuisine indian
    Prep Time 30 Mins
    Cook Time 15-20 Mins
    Servings
    Modaks
    Ingredients
    Course dessert
    Cuisine indian
    Prep Time 30 Mins
    Cook Time 15-20 Mins
    Servings
    Modaks
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. First we are going to make a dough. In a thali, take atta/whole wheat flour, add 1/2 tsp oil and a pinch of salt. Make a firm dough using water. The dough should not be too tight. It should be firm.
    2. Let the dough rest for atleast half an hour.
    3. In a kadhai, take 1/4 teaspoon ghee and add coconut and jaggery to it. Mix well and let it cook.
    4. Now add roasted sesame seeds and keep stirring for a while till gur gets dissolved.
    5. After few minutes you will see the mixture coming together, as in gur and coconut will get mixed. This time add a bit of water, just to make the mixture binded properly. Do not add more water. We just want the mixture to come together.
    6. Let this mixture cook for few more minutes till the water evaporates and coconut-gur comes together. This is the time to add elaichi powder and switch off the flame.
    7. Let this mixture cool down a bit.
    8. Now make round balls of the dough and roll it into small puris. Fill the mixture with Gur-Coconut mixture and pinch the sides to give it a modak shape. You can even use a modak mould.
    9. Deep fry these modaks in oil till they get cooked properly and golden brown in color.
    10. Fried Modaks are ready to serve.
    Recipe Notes
    • The dough should be not too tight. It should be firm
    • It's important to fry Modaks on low flame. We want it to get cooked properly.
    • You can make modaks using a mold or just your hands. It does require practice.
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