Soft, fresh and delicious! Ukadiche Modak or steamed Modaks are sweet dumplings made from rice flour, wrapped around a lovely mixture of coconut and other ingredients. It’s a favourite during this festive season and very easy to prepare.

INGREDIENTS

Serves 20

For Modak:

Rice Flour                                                        150 g

Water                                                              200 ml

Few Drops of Oil

Salt to Taste

For Modak Stuffing:

White Sesame Seeds                                      20 g

Poppy Seeds                                                    20 g

Fresh Grated Coconut                                     1 no

Jaggery                                                            100 g

Refined Oil                                                      20 ml

Desi Ghee                                                       20 ml

Cardamom Powder                                          5 g

Nutmeg Powder                                              5 g

 

METHOD

For Modak:

  • Take water in a vessel and add a few drops of oil and salt. Bring to boil.
  • Add the rice flour.
  • Stir on a low flame for 30 secs. Then switch off the gas and continue to stir for 5 min.
  • Knead the dough while it’s warm to bind well together. Keep aside to cool.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth.

For Modak Stuffing:

  • Add ghee to a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Place on low heat and saute poppy seeds and sesame seeds for 40-60 secs.
  • Add fresh grated coconut and jaggery. Continue stirring the mixture for 3-4 mins.
  • Add cardamom and nutmeg powder. Mix well and switch off the gas to cool.

Procedure:

  • Apply some cold water over your palm. Make 20 small balls from the dough. Flatten the balls with your palms gently giving a disc like shape.
  • Place a little of the coconut jaggery mixture over the center of the round disc. Ensure the outer lining of the disc has no cracks.
  • Fold from outside to get the edges together and close towards the top to form a modak.
  • Alternatively you could grease a modak mould and shape them in the mould for ease and convenience.
  • Place the modaks on a steamer tray and steam for 7 to 8 mins.
  • Serve warm.