Monday, August 29, 2011

Modaka ( With Rice Flour )

Modaka is a special dish prepared on God Ganesha Festival.......This Modaka is  a healthy sweet dish and can have it even as Break fast.

Things Needed:
Rice  Flour : 2 cups
Water : 2 cups
Jaggery : 1 cup
Coconut : 2 cups .( Fresh and grated)
Cardamom : 5 to 6 seeds.
Grate coconut . Powder the cardamom and keep it aside. Keep a pan on the fire and heat . Put grated coconut and jaggery . Mix thoroughly and stir until the moisture disappear from the coconut mixture. Add cardamom and leave it for cooling.
Now boil water in a  bigger pan.  Pour  rice flour in a bowl and add boiled hot water slowly and mix the flour like chapati dough. Mix it well and Knead the dough thoroughly.  Now apply little oil or ghee to your palm take a ball size of rice flour dough and pat it and spread little and place a spoonful of coconut jaggery mixture and cover from all side and bring it to ball shape. ( You can bring up the top of Modaka little longer too).  Repeat and prepare modakas from remaining dough.  Arrange all the modakas in a tray or plate.
Keep a pressure cooker on the fire . Put some water (1 to 2 cups )  in the pressure cooker and place a small vessel down and  keep the arranged modakas on the top of that vessel and steam it for 10 to 15 minutes.  Modakas are ready to serve.
Note: Mix rice flour with required water.  So that the dough will be easy to prepare Modakas. You can also use idli stand to steam the Modaka. ( Same as idli prepared) . Do not use weight while steaming . Can cover the hole of pressure cooker with a glass.
15 to 16  Modaks can be prepared .

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