Ukdiche Modak Easy And Simple RECIPE: Try These Cooking Directions To Make The Traditional Maharashtrian Sweet For Ganesh Chaturthi 2023

Modaks are sweet dumplings made with love and devotion, symbolizing Lord Ganesha's favourite treat

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Ukdiche Modak Easy And Simple RECIPE: Try These Cooking Directions To Make The Traditional Maharashtrian Sweet For Ganesh Chaturthi 2023
Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and this day marks the birth of Lord Ganesh. This auspicious festival is incomplete without the mouthwatering delight known as "Modak." With that being said, birthdays definitely call for something sweet and it’s no secret Bappa loves Modaks. 

For those unaware, Modaks are sweet dumplings made with love and devotion, symbolizing Lord Ganesha's favourite treat. They hold great significance during Ganesh Chaturthi and offering these sweet dumplings to the deity is considered a gesture of love and respect. Interestingly, the shape of Modaks resembles Lord Ganesha's belly, making it a special treat for this occasion. ALSO READ | Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Date, Time, And Rituals For Vinayaka Chaturthi Sthapana And Visarjan! Here’s All You Need To Know

The following article unveils a simple yet delicious Modak recipe that will add a sweet note to your festivities.

Ukadiche Modak Recipe

INGREDIENTS

-Rice flour 100 Grams
-Salt a pinch
- Oil 1 teaspoon for greasing

FOR STUFFING

- Fresh coconut grated 100 Gram.
- Jaggery (gur) grated 80 Gram.
- Poppy seeds (KhusKhus / Posto) roasted 20 Gram.
- Green cardamom powder a pinch
- Nutmeg powder in a pinch

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Heat 100 ml. cups of water and one teaspoon of oil in a deep non-stick pan.
Step 2: After boiling the water, reduce the heat and gradually start adding the flour, stirring continuously to prevent the flour from clumping. Cover the pan with a deep lid and pour some water into the lid. Cook on low heat for three minutes.
Step 3: Transfer the mixture to a large plate, grease the palms of your hands with oil and knead the dough till completely smooth and pliable. Rest the dough covered with a damp cloth.
Step 4: For the stuffing add 1 Teaspoon Ghee in a pan add grated Coconut roast it until it is brow and then add Jaggery, ensure you do not overcook the mixture add the roasted poppy seeds, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
Step 5: Divide the dough into twelve equal portions and shape them into balls. Grease the palms of your hands and spread each ball to form a three-inch bowl. 
Press the edges of the bowls to reduce the thickness.
Step 6: Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre; pleat the edges of the dough and gather them together to form a bundle. Pinch to seal the edges at the top.
Step 7: Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Place the modak on a perforated plate in the steamer and steam for ten to twelve minutes.

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