Ukadiche Modak

Prep: 40 mins | Cook: 30 mins | Servings: 8-10 modaks

Ingredients:

For the filling

2 tbsp Water

¾ Cup Gud/Jaggery, grated

1 Cup Fresh Coconut, grated

1 tsp Cardamom powder

2 tbsp Ghee

2 tbsp Cashew nuts, chopped

 

For the Dough

1 Cup Water

1 tsp Ghee

Salt, a pinch

1 Cup Rice Flour

 

Process

  • Heat a pan on medium flame. Add water and jaggery, let it melt completely.
  • Add coconut and cook for 10-15 minutes while stirring constantly.
  • Add cardamom powder, ghee and cashew nuts and cook for few minutes. Keep the mixture little bit moist. Remove from heat and keep aside.
  • For the dough, heat one cup water. Add salt and ghee to the water.
  • When the water comes to boil, add rice flour and with a spoon mix quickly in one direction.
  • The mixture will be lumpy. Cover and let it steam for 1 minute. Switch off the flame.
  • Remove the mixture and start kneading when it is hot, don’t let it cool down. Knead well ensuring there are no lumps.
  • Divide the dough in 8-10 equal portions. Roll each into a smooth ball.
  • Stuff the prepared ball into the modak mould, make a cavity in the center and stuff it with the prepared filling.
  • Take a small part of the prepared dough and seal the modak.
  • De-mould the prepared modak, repeat process for all the dough balls.
  • Lay a banana leaf on the steamer plate and place the prepared modaks on it.
  • Steam for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
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