Vella Kozhukattai / Sweet Modak - Vinayaka chaturthi special


 Hi
For the second week of Blogging Marathon , I chose to go with Chaturthi recipes.
Think of Ganesha and the name that immediately pops up in our mind is the Modak...the steamed sweet offered to the elephant god a favourite of many!!!
Sweet modak has the coconut jaggery stuffing and the covering is the made from rice flour

INGREDIENTS
FOR THE COVERING
Rice flour 1 cup

Water 1 cup

Salt 1/2 tsp

Oil 2 tsp


FOR THE FILLING

Coconut scrapping 1 cup

Powdered Jaggery 3/4 cup - 1 cup

Water 1 tbsp

Cardamom powder 2 tsp

PREPARATION OF THE FILLING
In a pan mix both the coconut and jaggery and cook it on medium flame.Add the cardamom powder and stir well. In the beginning the jaggery tends to become liquid, on further cooking the moisture is absorbed and it becomes a homogeneous mixture. When all the moisture is absorbed, remove from fire and let it cool. Make small marble sized balls out of this and keep aside

PREPARATION OF THE COVERING

Take a microwave safe bowl. Add water, salt and oil to it. Close with a microwave safe lid and microwave it on HIGH for 2 minutes.

Remove the lid and add the rice flour and mix thoroughly without lumps.Close with the lid and again microwave it for 1minute in MEDIUM HIGH mode.
Take it out and see if all the moisture is absorbed or else cook for another 30 secs

I HAVE USED MICROWAVE COOKING FOR THIS PART. YOU CAN ALSO USE THE TRADITION WAY OF DOING THIS IN THE STOVE TOP MODE


Let it cool. sprinkle a little water and knead into a smooth dough.

Pinch small balls fro this dough.
Flatten each in a little and make it in a cup.
Keep a small ball of the stuffing inside and pinch the edges of the cup.
now bring all the edges into a tip  closing the modak
Make all the modaks this way
Steam them till done
Prasadam for Ganesha is ready!!!
Linking this to Blogging Marathon #20


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