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Modak (Sweet Jaggery Dumplings)

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MODAK ( Sweet Jaggery Dumplings )

Modak are steamed dumplings with an outer rice flour dough and a coconut-jaggery stuffing. These sweet dumplings are also known as Ukadiche Modak in Marathi language.

Total Cooking time : 40 mins

Preparation time : 10 mins

Servings : 5

Ingredients :

For the filling:

  • 1 cup Fine Coconut Powder
  • 1 cup Jaggery
  • A pinch of Nutmeg Powder
  • A pinch of Saffron
For the shell:
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 1 cup Rice Flour


Prepare Filling:

1. Heat a pan, add the grated coconut and jaggery.

2. Stir for about five minutes. Add the nutmeg and saffron, mix well.

3. Cook for another five minutes and keep aside.

Prepare Modak:

1.In a deep dish, boil water with ghee. Add the salt and flour. Mix well.

2.Cover the dish and cook till its half done.

3.Spread some ghee on the base of a steel bowl and while the dough is still hot, knead it well.

4.Now take a little dough, roll it into a ball, flatten it well, shape the edges into a flower pattern.

5.Put a spoonful of the filling onto the dough and seal it.

6.Put the dumplings in a muslin cloth and steam them for 10- 15 minutes. Serve.


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  • Aug 26, 2022
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