Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Less-fuss gulkand modak
The 10 day Ganesh Chaturthi festival has begun from August 23rd and modak is the favourite offering for our God. We invited Ganesh this time with less-fuss Gulkand modak this year. Now it is less fuss because the filling is so easy to make.
1/4 cup walnut
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup dry coconut flakes
1/4 cup gulkand
2 small elaichi(cardamom)
sugar as per sweetness(5-6 tsp approx.)
raisins(optional, as per taste)
Just grind all the ingredients together except gulkand. Mix in the gulkand and raisins with this mixture.
1 cup wheat flour
1 tsp oil
1 pinch salt
1 tsp rava/suji
Oil for frying.
Knead all the ingredients together in a comparatively tighter dough than chapati dough.Keep the dough covered for few minutes. Knead it again before rolling.
Take a very small ball of dough and roll it in chapati. The chapati should be quite small. Place a small tsp of filling in the middle and fold all the edges of chapati over the filling to completely cover it and bring the pinch up in the middle to form the peak. Make all the modaks in the same fashion and fry them together to golden brown at medium heat.
The flavour is refreshing........Try it!