Rice Coconut Modak Recipe
Modak is an Indian sweet made with sweet filling stuffed inside it. Filling of a modak is made of grated coconut and jaggery or sugar stuffing while its outer shell is made of flour. (rice, wheat or maida flour).
Modak can be fried or steamed. Modak is considered as the favorite sweet of the Hindu God Ganesha.
Ingredients for rice coconut modak recipe :
- 1½ cup of rice flour
- 1 cup water
- A pinch of salt
- 5-6 tablespoons of grated coconut
- Grated Dry fruits ( cashews nut, raisins, almonds )
- 2 tablespoons of jaggery or powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon of poppy seeds
- ½ teaspoon of cardamom powder
- 1 teaspoon ghee
(This measurement is for 7-8 nos of Modak )
Rice Coconut Modak recipe step by step :
For Stuffing :
First of all dry roast the poppy seeds in a pan until you get its sweet smell.
Take another pan. Add grated coconut and jaggery/sugar to it.
Stir it continuously until jaggery or sugar melts and mixes with coconut.
Then add ghee and cardamom powder, dry fruits and poppy seeds to it.Let this cooldown.
Take a vessel. Add water and salt to it and bring it to boil.
Pour this water over rice flour.
Now leave this aside to cool down.
After it cools down make dough out of it.
For making Modak :
Grease your palm and knead dough gently. Take equal portions of dough and roll it around with the help of chakla and belan or simply with your hands.
Now take coconut filling and place it over rolled dough bringing the edges of dough together to cover it on top as shown in the image.
Repeat this with rest of the dough and filling. You can also make modak with molds which are easily available in the market.
Steam or fry this modak as per your wish.
For steaming, boil water in a steamer. Grease all modak with ghee in a plate or tray and place it in a steamer for 10 minutes. Remove after 10 minutes and serve it.
For frying, deep fry all modak in ghee. Just be careful they don’t break while frying.
Rice Coconut Modak are ready to serve.