December 4, 2012

Dates & Coconut Modak with Jowar Flour ~ Sugar Free Recipe

If you are looking for more steamed recipes then do check rava kudumulu, undrallu, bellam kudumulu, steamed date rolls and idiyappam.

Dates Modak with Sorghum Flour / Jowar Kozhukattai Recipe
Preparation & Cooking Time : 40 mins
Makes about 12 -14


Sorghum Flour / Jowar Flour : 1 Cup
Chopped Dates: 1/2 cup
Grated Fresh Coconut : 1/2 Cup
White Sesame Seeds: 2 tbsp
A big pinch of salt
Ghee: 1 tsp


1. Dry roast the sesame seeds on a medium flame till light brown color and allow it to cool. Grind the roasted sesame seeds to a fine powder and set aside. 

2. Grind the chopped dates into a paste. In a bowl, add the dates paste, ground sesame seeds and grated fresh coconut and combine very well. Roll this mixture into small round shape balls and keep them aside.

3. Combine the sorghum flour and salt in a wide bowl. Add boiling water little by little  to the flour, mix very well with a spatula and make a soft dough.  

4. Allow it cool for 3 - 5 minutes then knead it well. The dough should be soft and smooth. 

5. Grease your palms with a little ghee.Take a ball of the rice flour dough and flatten it.  

6. Place the dates mixture ball in the middle and cover it from all sides towards the middle and shape into a round ball.  

7. Place them in a greased idly plates and steam cook them for 10 - 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Delicious modaks and a break from the regular ones too.. brilliant thinking chandana

  2. so yummy and perfectly done Chandana.. Innovative too

  3. Yummy looking modaks. Must try them out sometime.

  4. nice healthy approach to modaks.. dates will make it so tasty !

  5. A very healthy modak recipe... Nice one

  6. Lovely modak,lov the addition of dates

  7. lovely hands.. and thats why lovely recipes... always appreciate u..

  8. love ur hands..and the recipes these hands are making..

  9. Wat a healthy twist to usual modak,beautiful healthy stuffing.

  10. Unique recipe,very innovative,love it

  11. Hari! Loved your great idea dear. a very healthy dish and loved your step by step clicks too. A dates stuffing and the use of jowar flour for covering, really amazing.

  12. WOW totally new for me...but looks awesome!!!

  13. It is so perfectly done.. and lovely click..

  14. LOved the recipe. Very innovative.

  15. I know now where to look for traditional sweet recipes :) Great job done :)

  16. I know now where to go for authentic sweet recipes :) good job done !


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