Ganesha Chaturthi Special- Modaks for kids
For filling Modaks
- Freshly Grated Coconut – 2cup
- Jaggery – 11/2 cup
- Poppy seeds – 1 Tbsp
- Crushed Cardamom – 1/2 tsp
- 1 1/2 cup rice flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp ghee
- Heat a nonstick pan,add the measured jaggery, bring it to a melted state by stirring occasionally, add grated coconut,poppy seeds and crushed cardamom together & keep on stirring for 4-5 minutes on medium flame or till the mixture turns slightly thickened or till the melted jaggery evaporates.Once done,allow the mixture to cool.The aroma will be enticing for sure!
- For the sweet covering
- Bring the measured water to a boil in a kadai/pan add a pinch of salt & add rice flour by stirring briskly. Switch off the flame. Once the mixture is fully mixed shift it to another bowl & knead the dough well when hot by wetting your hands & pat the dough to bring smoothness & softness along with ghee.
- Now divide the dough to equal portions & form lemon sized balls.Take each balls & flatten them with fingers with the help of dry rice flour to form the size of a poori. Now scoop out 1 Tbsp of jaggery & coconut mix & fill into the flattened dough & seal the edges either joining it together in a semi circle shape or shape it like a modak. Make the rest in the required way & steam them in a steamer or cooker for 10 minutes on a medium flame.
Voila “Modaks” are ready! Modaks are hot favourite of Lord Ganesh. Place them next to Ganesh ji & perform the pooja wholeheartedly & eat the modaks as the Lord’s Prasad.
Did you know Modaks are considered to be Lord Ganesha’s favorite as per the Hindu mythology? So, why not prepare these at home and celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi with full fervor and zeal?!