Modak


For me, Modaks have always been associated with Ganesh Utsav, the festival of Lord Ganesha. Mom made these for us by the kilo! On my mom’s last evening in Delhi, we decided to make some so I would never be deprived of them!

Filling:

  • 1 cup Coconut powder
  • 2 tbsp. Poppy seeds
  • Dry fruits
    • 2 heaped tbsp. crushed and powdered Almonds
    • 1 tbsp. Raisins
    • 1 tbsp. Charoli or Chiranji
    • 1 tbsp. Pistachio
  • 50g Jaggery ground, to taste

Shell:

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp. fine semolina
  • 4 tbsp. oil
  • 10 tbsp. water

For the filling, mix the ingredients listed until the form a nice consistent mix.

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For the shell, mix the dough, oil and semolina and add the water gradually as you mix it in.

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Next, make small balls of the dough and using a rolling pin, make small round puris. Stuff the mixture into the puris and fold them at the top.

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Next, fry these in a deep frying pan until they turn golden brown.

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Enjoy these delicious and fattening Modaks!

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