Tuesday, May 31, 2011

50th Recipe Modak and Event Announcement

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

For Stuffing:
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

Method :
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.

Event Announcement
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 @showandtel@facebook.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 @ showandtel@facebook.com with the information mentened bellow
     Your Name:
     Dish Name:
     Blog’s Name:
     Post URL:
     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 showandtel@facebook.com


  1. Modak looks dleicious, nice event, try to send some entry.

  2. Congrats, may u achieve many more..Modak looks tasty. Wonderful event..will try to participate.

  3. Perfect way to celebrate!! Superb event... Will try to send some entries..
    Event: Serve It-Chilled

  4. delicious modak
    lovely event Vatsala

  5. congrats and happy event!!! I'll try to send some..

  6. Wow,i love modaks,these are looking delicious n yummy...thanks for drop in my space,congrats and happy event i will try to send my recipe....

  7. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog, Modak looks great, beautiful shape

  8. Modak is my very favorite sweet. I loved the picture and today I will definitely ask my wife to prepare modak.

  9. Congrats on ur 50th post and happy hosting :)

  10. Congrats on your 50th post, beautiful and yummy modak. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in my blog, will be back to check more of your entries...

  11. Congrats on your 50th post. Modak looks so delicious.

    Lovely event.

    Event: Dish it Out - Spinach and Garlic

  12. Hi Vatsala! Congrats on ur 50th post..nice event..would love to participate...

  13. Love this sweet treat... happy hosting dear:)

  14. Congrats on ur 50th post, keep rocking,modaks looks super delicious and inviting..Wonderful event,happy hosting..

  15. Love the way you have pinched the modak....Very artistic.

  16. Congrats on completing 50 posts. Interesting theme for the event. Modaks look yumm..

  17. congrats on ur 50th post, the event is really great.

  18. Congrats on the 50th post!! Thatz one wonderful event..i wud love to send some stuffed goodies for this one:-)
    Thank u 4 stopping by my blog..U hav a lovely space here and glad to follow u..

  19. congrats on ur 50th post !! keep rocking !! so cute and delicious modak !!

  20. Congrats!!! And modaks look so adorable & tempting!! And sure to send in my entries :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  21. Love this... Congrats on ur 50th post dear and happy hosting too...

  22. congrats on a wonderfully quick milestone, vatsala :) Wish you many more. Another wonderful event - hope to participate - happy hosting dear

  23. Looks awesome,mouthwatering here..Congrats om ur 50th post..

  24. Congrats dear ~ wish you many many more successful years of blogging!
    Modaks look neat n perfect!

  25. Congrats on the 50th post kozhukattais look delicious.

  26. Congrats on your 50th post..and event is very inviting. Will be sending mine entries too!!

  27. congrats on ur 50th post...
    This is the author of FOOD BLOG NEWS.

    This is a very new blog that contains info about events.

    If you do not wish to see your news on my blog please mail me to foodblognews@gmail.com

    Happy Blogging!!!!
    Food Blog News Daily
    Good Food Recipes

  28. Congratz on your half century n wishing u many more...thanx for visiting my blog...modak looks inviting n cute shape..,wonderful event ..I have some recipes in my archive with stuffed paneer sure will repost n link to u n try link new recipes also ...thank u

  29. sent an entry

  30. I love modak but never tried at home, your lokks so perfect !!
    paneer is one of my fav, so wills end some for ur event
    congrats on ur 50th post
    all the best

  31. Congrats on your 50th post. Modaks look yummy and perfect.

  32. Congrats on your 50th post.
    Your blog is amazing. Will try to send my entries soon.Happy to follow you.

    Please visit my blog when you get time.

  33. Heartiest congratulations to you for your 50th post.
    Modak looks delicious, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

  34. Woww.. Modak looks soo yummy :) I have had them once or twice only :) Will surely try making em :)
    I shall send an entry for the even.. Have fun hosting.. :D

  35. Never heard of Modak, sounds delicious :-)

    Congratulations on your 50th post, I will follow you :-)


  36. PS

    I sent you two recipes, one from the blog Only Recipes, and one from the blog Alessandra Zecchini.

  37. Very nice description. Modaks are tough to make but after reading your post I think I can try my hand at one.

  38. Perfect way to celebrate!! Superb event... Will try to send some entries..

    Thanx 4 being a friend...adding u n my list..:)

  39. Modak looks perfect ! Nice event, happy hosting!



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