I'm back again with a new guest blogger. I made many frenz in this virtual world of blogging and wish to make any more. Thanks to Reshmi from Funwidfood for the wonderful festive food.
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"Hi Ajitha...Thanks for this opportunity to post my first guest blog in your space.Seriously....It feels so good. So here I am with a sweet recipe known as Modakam/kozhukattai...which is mainly a sweet done for Ganesh chaturthi as an offering to God Ganesha...For me this sweet plays two roles...one as offering and secondly as a quick sweet for evenings...This sweet is prepared with the stuffs that will be available in every Indian home...So here is the recipe..."
For outer covering
Rice flour-1 cup(appam/idiyappam flour)
Salt 1/2 tsp
Jaggery grated- 3/4 cup
Preparation Method For Filling
1. Heat a pan, add the coconut, jaggery and cardamom together and mix well. We should be able to make balls.So mix it till it thickens. Turn off the heat. when it cools slightly make small balls of it and keep aside.
Preparation Method For the outer covering
2. In a vessel boil 2 cups of water.Keep the rice powder mixed with salt in another vessel.Once water gets boiled switch off the flame and add 3/4 cup of water to rice powder.Mix that with a laddle. The rice powder should form a lump else add water little by little till you get a soft dough.
3. keep this aside for some time, till the heat can be managed by your hands. Then knead it with your hands to form a soft dough.
To make modak
4. Make small lemon sized balls of the dough,press from the center and flaten it,to small circle(grease your hands with oil while doing this),now keep the filling inside and close the outer covering.Pinch off extra dough.
5. Now continue this for the complete dough and then arrange them in a steamer.
6. Cook for 10 to 15 mins, when the outer surface changes color slightly its done.
7. Transfer it to a plate and serve warm.
1. While mixing the rice powder with water,add water little by little,the dough should be similar to chapathi dough.
2. If the outer covering is made thin then the modaks will be soft.
3. This can be made in round shape too.
4. The dough for outer covering should not become cold,you have to make the madakams while the dough is warm.