Today I'm glad to post my 50th recipe. I was looking for something special for a while and hoping it will fit the occasion.
makes about 6 Modaks
Greated Coconut( I used frozen) - 1 cup
Jaggery powder- 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Nutmeg powder - 1/8 tsp
For Modak Covering
Rice flour - 3/4 cups
Water - 3/4 cup
Whipped Butter - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch
First we prepare the stuffing. Mix all the ingredients listed under stuffing in a microwave safe bowl. Put it in the microwave for 2 mins. Take it out and mix well. Put it again for another 2 mins. Keep it aside.
Heat water and add whipped butter and salt to it. Add the rice flour to the water and mix it properly so that there are no
lumps. Cover it and steam it for 2 minutes.
Remove the dough on a flat surface and knead well while still hot…You can apply a little oil to your hands to avoid the dough from sticking. This is a very important step. You have to knead the dough properly to avoid the cover from cracking. You need to knead only small amount of dough at a time.
Grease your hands well. Take a leamon size ball of dough. Flatten the dough to form a cup shape.
Place about 3/4th teaspoon coconut filling into this cup. Dip thumb & index finger in the wter & make 5-6 small pinches side by side on the outside edges of the cup.
Bring them together on top and join to form a peak. Time to be glad to see a good shaped modak :-))
Repeat this process untill all the modaks are done.
After all the Modaks have been made steam them. In a microwave steamer take 1/4 cup water. Keep the mesh on it. Lay a thin wet cotton cloth on the mesh. dip each modak in water and keep in steamer. Now cover and microwave for 5 to 6 minutes. After 2 minutes standing remove from microwave. Modak sweet is ready. Serve hot with ghee.
Apart from this, I would like to use this opportunity to announce a new Food Event Series - where we will be showcasing all type of stuffed food. I am naming this as "Let's Go Stuffed Series - LGSS". Let's Go Stuffed Series - is a monthly food blogging event open to any one, with a new theme each month.
Recipes can be from all around the world but the condition is that they should be stuffed with a themed ingredient It may be a snack, bread, Vegetable, fruit or dessert. Theme for this month is paneer.
This is open for hosting by others too. If you want to host for a month, please leave me a comment with your Email-id or write me @email@example.com
Please read the following rules before sending your entries.
1. Cook anything stuffed that come under the category of this month - Paneer and post it on your blog with pics.
2. You can send multiple entries. Your entries can be from your archives. All you need to do is repost the entrie with a link to this announcement.
3 Using the logo is mandatory.
4 The entries should be vegetarian. No eggs allowed.
5 Send me your entries @ firstname.lastname@example.org with the information mentened bellow
Picture of the Dish:
6 Please send me a pic not more than 300px.
7 Non Bloggers need not to get upset. Email your recipe along with the picture. We will post it on your behalf and include it in the round up.
8 Last date to send your entries is 30 June.
Looking forward to all the wonderfull recipes.
If you have any suggestions regarding this event please write me at email@example.com