Friday, August 26, 2011

Modaka ( Fried ) .....

Ganesha Festival is nearing .....Some tasty Prasadam should be prepared ....for Ganesh Pooja...
Our Ganesha is Modaka Preeya..Means He loves Modaka......Modaka is a sweet dish made of coconut and Jagery and love to have them any time of the day...

Things Needed :
Maida (  Refined wheat flour) : 1 cup
Jaggery : 1/2 cup
Coconut: 1/2 cup
Oil : 1 cup ( For frying )
Ghee: 1 table spoon
Cardamom : 3 to 4
Salt : a pinch
Mixed Nuts :  2 Tea spoons.
Method :
Dry Roast Maida flour for 2 minutes and leave it for cooling .  Add ghee ( 1 table spoon ) and mix well . Add required water and prepare dough ( poori consistency ) and keep it aside.
Now mix coconut and jaggery and mix it well . Keep a pan on the fire and fry this mixture until water disappear from the mixture . Now add mixed nuts and cardamom powder to it and mix well again.

Take a dough and roll like small pooris.  Place 1 spoon of sweeet mixture in the middle and fold the edges togethere ..and press  that mixture does not come out while you fry these  modakas.
Prepare all the modakas together  in the same way and arrange in a plate.
Now keep a pan , put oil and heat . Fry  modakas on  medium heat until brown and remove from the pan.  Arrange modakas in a tray or plate ...

Note : You can add thin rava ( one table spoon ) to Maida flour while preparing the dough. Can add lots of nuts like cashew, sesame seeds ( one tea spoon ) and puppy seeds( one tea spoon),  Almond ,  dry grapes to coconut mixture..  Frying on low flame  help you to get crispy Modakas.
You can also steam  Modakas instead of frying.  But fried Modakas taste better.
1o to 12 Modakas can be prepared.   



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