Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated on September 19 and it marks the start of the 10-day Ganeshotsav. Like several Indian competition, Ganesh Chaturthi, often known as Vinayak Chaturthi, isn’t full with out yummy treats. Modaks – candy dumplings constructed from recent, grated coconut and jaggery – are an intrinsic a part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and are thought-about certainly one of Lord Ganesha’s favorite sweets. Meals Innovation Technologist, Marisha Baurai, at Farmley, presents a contemporary twist to this conventional delicacy. With a harmonious mix of dry fruits – almonds, cashews, pistachios, and raisins – these Modaks pay homage to custom and likewise showcase devotees’ love for Lord Ganesha.
For the Outer Overlaying (Rice Flour Dough):
● 1 cup rice flour
● 1.25 cups water
● A pinch of salt
● 1 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
For the Filling (Dry Fruit Combination):
● 1/2 cup blended dry fruits (almonds, cashews, pistachios, & raisins), finely chopped
● 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
● 1/4 cup jaggery, grated
● 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
● 1 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
How To Make:
STEP 1: To arrange the outer protecting, warmth 1.25 cups of water with a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of ghee in a saucepan. Carry the water to a boil after which scale back the warmth to low.
STEP 2: Add the rice flour and shortly stir to mix. Maintain stirring till it types a dough-like consistency and leaves the edges of the pan. As soon as accomplished, flip off the warmth & let the dough cool barely.
STEP 3: To arrange the filling, warmth 1 tsp of ghee in a separate pan and add the chopped blended dry fruits – almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios and sauté for a couple of minutes till they grow to be aromatic.
STEP 4: Add the grated jaggery and proceed to prepare dinner, stirring consistently, till the jaggery melts and combines with the dry fruits.
STEP 5: Add the desiccated coconut and cardamom powder and blend effectively. Prepare dinner for a couple of extra minutes till the combination comes collectively & types a sticky filling after which take away the pan from warmth and let it cool to room temperature.
STEP 6: To assemble the modaks, take a small portion of the rice flour dough & form it right into a small ball.
STEP 7: Flatten the ball right into a small disc utilizing your fingers or the palm of your hand, making a small cup-like form. Place a teaspoon of the dry fruit combination into the centre of the disc.
STEP 8: To form the modaks, fastidiously collect the perimeters of the rice flour disc & pinch them collectively on the prime, forming a cone-like form with the filling enclosed. Use your fingers to create pleats or designs on the outer protecting (non-compulsory). Repeat the method with the remaining dough & filling.
STEP 9: To steam the modaks, grease a steamer plate or a banana leaf with slightly ghee to stop sticking. Organize the modaks on the plate, leaving some house between them & steam the modaks in a steamer for about 10-12 minutes till they grow to be shiny & cooked via.
“As soon as accomplished, let the modaks cool for a couple of minutes and provide them to Lord Ganesha as a conventional providing or take pleasure in them as a candy deal with in your Ganesh Chaturthi celebration. These pleasant dry fruit modaks, with their crunchy nutty filling and comfortable rice flour exterior, make for a divine providing to Lord Ganesha on this auspicious event of Ganesh Chaturthi,” shares Marisha Baurai.