Two different types of modaks to add to your Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations

Food (read: modaks and ladoos) is synonymous with Ganesh Chaturthi. The Hindu festival is celebrated over a period of 10 days to honour Lord Ganesha’s birthday.

But if you’re away from home and missing the delectable desserts from your favourite sweet shop, or you just want to skip market-bought items and want to opt for fresh homemade desserts, you should bookmark these easy-to-make recipes.

The Executive Chef at Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru, Kasiviswanathan’s secrets to making the perfect modak will leave an impression.

Sweet modak

Sweet modak

Ingredients

  • Rice flour: 250 gm
  • Water: 500 ml
  • Sugar: 100 gm
  • Strawberry pulp: 100 ml
  • Ghee: 25 gm

Instructions

  1. - In a heavy bottom pan, add ghee, strawberry pulp, sugar, and boil with water.
  2. - Then add rice flour, and mix it well to ensure that no lumps are formed.
  3. - Use the batter to make dumplings. Steam them in a steamer.
  4. - Assemble and serve.
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Kara modak

Ingredients :

Rice flour: 100 gm
Water: 250 gm
Salt: 20 gm
Mustard seeds: 10 gm
Jeera seeds: 5 gm
Ghee: 25 ml
Green chilly: 10 gm
Curry leaves: 5 gm
Coriander: 5 gm
Ginger: 5 gm
Grated coconut: 10 gm

Method :
– In a heavy bottom pan, make a tempering with ghee, mustard seeds, jeera seeds, curry leaves, ginger, coriander leaves, and coconut.
– Sauté till it turns golden brown, then add water and bring to boil.
– Add in rice flour and mix thoroughly.
– Make dumplings from the batter.
– Steam it in a steamer for at least 10 minutes
– Assemble together and serve.

Source : economictimes

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