Ukadiche Modak

Ukadiche Modak

Coconut and jaggery filled steamed rice dumplings popularly made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Maharashtra.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rice flour, sieved
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 3 cups Fresh grated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced or grated jaggery/Gud
  • Seeds of 2-3 green cardamoms made into a powder
  • 2 strands of saffron (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Heat ghee. Roast coconut and jaggery till coconut is coated with melted jaggery.
  2. Add saffron strands and cardamom powder. Mix well. Cover and cook on low heat till coconut is cooked completely.
  3. Heat water along with salt and oil. As it boils, add rice flour and lower heat. Mix well till it gelatize into rice dough. Knead steamed dough.
  4. Take a piece of rice dough. Flatten it and fill 1 tsp mixture. Pinch walls at 6-7 uniformly spaced points and slowly close the sides to get the shape of a modak.
  5. Steam the modaks for 15-20 minutes. Serve Ukadiche Modak hot.

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