September 3, 2013

Ukadiche Modak Recipe - Modakam - Vella Kozhukattai - How to make Modak - Vinayaka Chavithi Recipes (Step by Step Recipe)

If you are looking for more Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes then do check Paala Undrallu, Ammini Kozhukattai, Tambittu Unde, Kudumulu, Wheat Undrallu, Pesara Poornalu, Ulundu Kozhukattai and Pappulo Undrallu.

And here's a full list of Vinayaka Chavithi Recipes.

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Kobbari Poornam Kudumulu / Modak / Mothagam / Sweet Kozhukattai Recipe  South IndianDessert
Prep Time: 30 mins    |  Cook time: 30 mins    Makes: 10 - 15 


For Stuffing:
  • 1 cup Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
For Outer Layer:
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 cup Water or as needed
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • A pinch of salt
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  • Combine the coconut and jaggery in a pan.
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  • Mix well and let the jaggery dissolves completely. Cook on a medium flame.
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  • Stir continuously until you get a thick mixture. When it thickens add the cardamom powder and mix well.
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  • Remove from the flame and let it cool. Shape the mixture into round shape balls and set aside.
  • Add water, salt and a teaspoon of ghee in a saucepan . Bring the water to a rolling boil and turn off the flame.
  • Take the rice flour in a mixing bowl. Add the boiling water little by little to the flour and mix it well with a spatula.
  • Let it cool for 2 - 3 minutes. When it is still warm knead it well to make a soft dough. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky.
  • Grease your hands with some oil / ghee and divide the dough into round shape balls. Shape the dough ball into cup.
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  • Place the coconut stuffing in the center and carefully pleat the edges.
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  • Then gather all the pleats together in the center very carefully.
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  • Pinch the together to seal it properly. Repeat the same procedure until all the dough finishes.
  • If you are not able to make the pleated modak shape, just make it round. See jowar modak to make round modaks.
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  • Arrange them on a steaming plates or idli plates and steam cook for 10 - 12 minutes. Your modaks are ready!
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  1. This looks absolutely delicious!!! Perfect for mandir-bhog... I'm gonna try modak this time, different version though :)

  2. Very yummy and well explained dear... love it...

  3. Lovely and cute looking modak,love the way u have folded the outer layer.

  4. These look delicious! We have an organic sugar here in France called rapadura - it is just raw dried cane juice - I think this the same or similar to jaggery, although it is not exactly the same colour but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Shall try it anyway! All the best from Normandie, Sue


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