Tried and tasted by Nivedita
WISHING EVERY ONE A VERY HAPPY GANESH CHATURTHI
(The above Ganesha pen stand is given in my younger daughter's school for the festival)
Usually we make Kadabu on this day. But as I used to make Modaks in UAE, I thought of making only modaks this time. 21 modaks are offered to Lord Ganesha with other sweets.
This recipe is for 21 modaks.
All purpose flour (APF) - 1/4 cup
Wheat flour - 3/4 cup
Salt a pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp
Knead with little water to make a soft dough. Keep it aside.
Fresh coconut, grated - 1 cup
Jaggery, powdered - 1 cup
Dalia powder - 2 tbsp(kadale parapu or puthani)
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Mix everything under stuffing, in a M/W safe bowl and cook on HIGH for 1 minute. No M/W, no problem, keep the mixture on heat for a minute in a vessel.
Divide the stuffing into equal 21 balls.
Divide the dough into small and equal 21 balls.
Take one dough ball in your palm and stuff it with coconut and jaggery mix. Give the desired shape(usually its round with folded lines on the top, but you can give kadabu shape also, you can see in the above photo). Repeat with remaining dough and the stuff.
Keep oil to heat. Fry these modaks in batches till golden color.
Offer with other sweets to Lord Ganesha.