Konkan Special - Mango Modak-आंब्याच्या रसातले उकडीचे मोदक-मँगो मोदक-How to make Ukadiche Mango Modak- GaneshChaturthi Special Naivedyam
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
 
Recipe: Mango Modak Makes: 30-25 Preparation Time:30 mins Cooking Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1) 1 Cup Water
  • 2) 1 Cup=220gms Mango Pulp
  • 3) Saffron Strands
  • 4) Ghee
  • 5) 2 Cups Rice Flour
  • 6) ¾th Cup=150gms Finely grated Jaggery
  • 7) 2 Cup freshly grated Coconut
  • 8) 1-tbsp White Sesame Seeds
  • 9) 2-tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 10) ¾th Cup=170gms Mango Pulp
  • 11) ¼th tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 12) ¼th tsp Cardamom Powder
Instructions
  1. ) In a large bowl, add 1 cup water, 1 Cup Mango Pulp and saffron strands and mix well. Put this bowl on heat and allow it to simmer on medium heat.
  2. ) Add ½ tsp Ghee and allow it to simmer.
  3. ) Add 2 Cups Rice Flour and mix well. As it absorbs all the liquid, turn off the heat. Cover with a lid.
  4. ) In a pan heat 1-tbsp Ghee. Add grated jaggery and allow it to melt. After 1-2 mins, add grated coconut, white sesame seeds and poppy seeds. Mix well until the mixture absorbs excess moisture.
  5. ) After 1-2 mins, add Mango Pulp, some saffron strands and mix well. After 2-3 mins, add Cardamom poweder, nutmeg powder and mix well. Remove from heat.
  6. ) Now, we will knead the dough for Modak. Whie flour is warm, we will begin to knead. Apply some moisture to palms and knead until it forms dough. Apply some Ghee on palms and knead again.
  7. ) Pull a small portion of dough. Knead this portion again to make it smooth and make it in a shape of a ball.
  8. ) Hold the ball in one of your palms. Dip thumb of other hand in water. Press the ball gently with your thumb to make a cavity.
  9. ) Now keep moving the ball and gently press its sides and give it a shape of a bowl. Dip your fingers in water for moisture.
  10. ) Hold the bowl shaped rice in your palm.Dip first two fingers in water.
  11. ) Press the sides gently between two fingers and give it shape of petal.
  12. ) Now we should have a cavity formation in between.
  13. ) Fill this cavity with filling(saaran). Do not over stuff it as we have to seal the edges.
  14. ) Bring in the petals together.
  15. ) Now with petals brought in together, seal the cavity. Keep it in a plate. Grease the plate with some ghee.
  16. ) Follow the steps for remaining Modaks.
  17. ) Take some water in a steamer. Amount of water you put in the steamer will depend upon the plate that you put inside the steamer.The plate should be above the level of water and water should never be in direct contact with plate
  18. ) Allow the water in steamer to boil.
  19. ) Plate that we use for steaming must have pores for the steaming process. Grease the plate with ghee.Arrange Modaks on this plate. Keep some distance between two Modaks.
  20. ) When water inside the steamer boils, lower the plate with modak in the steamer.
  21. ) Steam the Modaks for 10-12 mins covered on low to medium flame.
  22. ) In 12 mins Modak should be ready.Turn off the flame and prepare for serving.
  23. ) Modak is best enjoyed when it is warm with some ghee on top of it.
Recipe by Kali Mirch - by Smita at https://kalimirchbysmita.com/konkan-special-ukadiche-mango-modak/