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Rava Modak

One of Ganesha's favourite sweets, Rava modak is a the healthier version of this sweet. Made of rava and stuffed with grated coconut, laced with a generous amount of jaggery, Rava or semolina modak is a class apart. Drizzle a liberal amount of honey on the warm modak and sprinkle a handful of coarsely broken and cut almonds, and pistachio. Serve this delight to Bappa and your guests this Ganesh Chaturthi.

  • Serves : 4 People
  • Cooking time : 1 hour
  • Ingredients: For the Modak's outer crust
    • Rava / semolina2 cups
    • 3 tbs of oil / ghee
    • Half cup water
    • 1 pinch of salt and a table spoon of sugar (optional)
    • Mould to shape Modaks
  • Ingredients : For the filling
    • Desiccated or grated coconut
    • Half cup Jaggery or sugar (as preferred)
    • Cardomom powder
  • Getting the filling ready:
    • In a wok, mix the grated coconut, jaggery and cardamom powder
    • In case you are using the dry dissected coconut, use a little water to get the moisture into the moisture
    • Cook this mixture on low flame, till it thickens
    • Once cooked, spread the filling out on a flat surface
    • Let it cool
  • Method: Getting the Rava ready
    • Roast the rava in a spoon of oil, till light brown
    • As the rava roasts, pour in 4 cups of water. The proportion of rava and water will always be 1:2. For one cup of rava, you will need two cups of water to cook it.
    • While cooking the rava, stir it constantly so that lumps as we do not want lumps to form
    • Cook till the rava leaves the sides of the wok
    • Spread out the cooked rava onto a flat surface, to let cool it down
  • Making the modak:
    • Start making the crust when the rava is still a little hot
    • Rub oil or ghee onto the palm of your clean hands
    • Make medium sized balls of Rava
    • Flatten it out on your palms
    • Place your thumbs in the middle of the flat rava ball and press down gently
    • Start working on the sides to make a small rava cup
    • Now stuff the coconut, jaggery & cardamom filling in
    • Seal the Modal in a cone
    • While you finish making the other Modaks, keep the ready one covered with a cloth to keep them from drying
    • Steam these Modaks for 15 minutes and serve
    • If you want to deep the Modaks, you make do so once the Modaks are steamed
    • You are now ready to serve the Delicious Modaks
    • Garnish with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cut dry fruits

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