Friday, July 15, 2011

Modakam/st​eamed Rice Dumplings- Guest Post by " Funwidfud "

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 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
Water-1 cup
For Filling
Jaggery grated- 3/4 cup
Coconut-1 cup
Cardamom powder-pinch
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.


  1. once I tried them but I couldn't make them perfect, should give a try next time.
    they look very perfect!

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  2. WOW!!! This is absolutely tempting & yummy!!!

  3. i never tried but always thinking to make it now ur recipe is gr8 i will do thanks foor sharing

  4. thanks for visting my blog ... very yummy ... modak ... you have nice collection of recipes ...
    glad of to follow you

  5. Looks perfect and yummy! Great post by your guest too....

  6. Heya Saji!!! Came acroos ur blog via Reshmi`s & loved it totally!!! Happy to follow u & keep rocking!!
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  7. Hi Saji,
    Came here through Rashmi's blog and loved it. Surprised to see that you are in Bellevue...I'm in Redmond :) Glad to follow you. ope you will visit me too.
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  8. Wow Reshmi... Deliciously done authentic recipe...
    Saji... Came here thro Reshmi's blog... U have a lovely collection of recipes.. Happy to follow u..
    Thanks for stopping by..

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
    I love dumplings very much. Looks yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

  10. Lovely guest post, Reshmi! Looks tempting & delicious!
    Hi Saji. Thanks for visiting me. You have a lovely space here. Hope to hear from you again :)

  11. Delicious modakam,looks so yummy and tempting.

  12. Hi Ajitha, thanks a bunch for hopping over and for the lovely thought...oh these look so tempting and yummy.

  13. These dumplings look so tempting..have nvr tried earlier..first time on ur blog..u hav a nice space..i am following you !!

    do pass by my space..:)

  14. Yummy! What a great guest post :)

  15. Thank u soo much gals for the lovely comments
    Special thanks to Reshmi for taking up this
    @Vatsala : Currently we are in NC dear, Moved here couple of months ago

  16. Hi, Thanks for visiting my blog. I like your guest post event. Appreciate it.


  17. absolutely yummy with inviting cliks..
    thanks for the post dear..
    Tasty Appetite

  18. Yummy and perfect modakams..
    thanks for the post..
    Thanks for visiting have a wonderful space..happy to follow you:)

  19. Hey Saji, glad to have found your blog. Thanks to Reshmi on that :) I love modakams :)

  20. Nice post on modakams...glad to follow you dear