Lord Ganesha’s favorite sweet is Modak, basically a sweet flour dumpling filled with coconut, jaggery, saffron and nutmeg. There are varieties of modak, however the foremost normally created one is that the steamed modak known as ‘ukdiche modak.’
Modak is a renowed dessert in Maharashtra, especially during Ganesa Chaturthi. Of course, thanks to their popularity, there are consumed in other parts of Countries. Since Lord Ganapati is stated as ‘Modakpriya, which suggests that Ganpati Bapa likes modaks, twenty one of these sweetmeats are offered throughout the Ganesh Chaturti puja.
The following method is often used for preparing modaks at home:
Ingredients Of modak:
For the filling:
• 1 cup coconut (grated)
• 1 cup saccharide
• A pinch of nutmeg
• A pinch of saffron
For the shell:
• 1 cup water
• 2 tsp ghee
• 1 cup rice flour
Prepare the filling:
• Add the grated coconut and jiggery to a pan once heating the pan.
• Keep stirring for around 5 minutes. Subsequently add the nutmeg and saffron and blend well.
• Keep cooking for 5 minutes and then keep it aside and let it cool.
Start Preparing the modak:
1. Boil water with butter in a deep dish. Add salt and flour and blend well.
2. Cover the dish until half cooked.
3. Put some butter on the bottom of a steel bowl kneads it well when the dough is still hot.
4. Take some dough and roll it into a ball. Flatten the sides and form them into the pattern of a flower.
5. Place 1 spoon of the filling onto the dough and seal it.
6. Place the dumplings in a very thin material cloth piece and steam them for fifteen minutes.
7. Modak is ready to be served.
Enjoy this Ganesh Chaturthi with these yummy Modaks, now you know the recipe to prepare them at home. You can celebrate the festival with enthusiasm preparing some delicious modaks for Bappa and Family.