Ukadiche Modak Recipe
Ukadiche Modak Recipe Ingredients
- 1 cup Rice Flour
- 1.4 cup Water
- 1 teaspoon Ghee
- A pinch of Salt
- 1 cup fresh grated Coconut
- 1/2 cup grated Jaggery
- 1 tablespoon Cardamom Powder
- 1 tablespoon Poppy Seeds
- 2 tablespoon crushed cashews and almonds
- 1/2 tablespoon Ghee
Ukadiche Modak Recipe Preparation
Heat 1 tablespoon Ghee in a pan, add poppy seeds and saute for a second.
Then add grated coconut and jaggery
Cook this mixture for one or two minutes till it get light brown colour, Make sure that you do not overcook this mixture.
Now add some crushed dry fruits and cardamom powder
Mix well and keep aside this stuffing for few minutes.
Meanwhile boil 1 or 1.4 cup of water on medium flame along with a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of Ghee.
Add the rice flour in a boiling water and mix it nicely. Now you have to stir this mixture continuously for 1 to 2 minutes to prevent any lumps.
Then cover the pan with lid and cook the mixture on a low heat for 5 minutes.
Now take this mixture in a large bowl or plate and let it cool for few minutes.
Apply some Ghee or oil on your palm and knead the dough till it gets smooth and soft. If your dough looks hard / dry, then add few drops of warm water and knead the dough again.
Now take a small size ball from the dough and flatten it with your fingers.
Refer below image to flatten the modak ball.
Make rounded shape disc / bowl and press the edges to reduce the thickness.
Now start pinching the modak edges with your fingers and make more pleats, so that it will look nice.
Then fill the coconut-jaggery stuffing at the center and gather the pleats together to form a bundle and pinch to seal the edges at the top. You can also use ready modak moulds.
Perform this step carefully to get the perfect modak Shape.
Now place all the modak in a steamer and steam it for 8 to 10 minutes. Our Ukadiche modaks are almost ready to serve.
Then offer these hot Ukadiche Modaks with pure Ghee as Naivedyam to the Lord Ganesha.