Fried Modak Recipe

Fried Modak is sweet deep fried wheat dumplings stuffed with jaggery and coconut filling. These are made as offering to Lord Ganesh during Ganesh Chaturthi. They are very famous in Western Maharashtra.

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Fried Modak Recipe

 The stuffing for Fried Modak is similar to that of Ukadiche Modak. The outer cover of this modak is made from wheat flour and the Ukadiche modak has a rice flour covering. Ukadiche Modak are steamed unlike Fried modak which is deep fried.I made Ukadiche Modak last week which are my favorite. Ritesh likes Fried Modak more, so these are for him and obviously for Ganpati Bappa:)

Fried Modak Recipe

 

Ingredients

To make outer cover  Fried Modak Recipe
2 cup wheat Flour
1 cup water
4 tbsp ghee
pinch of Salt

To make stuffing
2 cup shredded Coconut
2 cup Jaggery
4 tbsp Poppy seeds
Cardamom powder
Roasted cashewnuts and raisins

Method

To make outer cover
Mix wheat flour and salt in a bowl.
Add water and knead well.
At the end add ghee and knead again. Keep it aside for 15 mins.
Fried Modak Recipe To make stuffing
In a pan, roast the poppy seeds.
Once they are roasted well add the shredded coconut and jaggery. Mix everything well.
Finally add cardamom powder and cashewnuts. The stuffing is ready.

Fried Modak Recipe

Fried Modak Recipe

To make modak
Take small balls of the dough, roll it into small puris. To make the modak crispy the puri should be thin.
To make modak of same size cut out the puri with a round shaped cutter. I have used the cover of a container.

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Now spread spoonful of stuffing over the puri.
Fold the edges as shown in the picture and gather them in the center.  Seal it properly.
Fried Modak Recipe

Fried Modak Recipe
Heat oil and deep fry the modaks. The oil should be not too hot as the modak can get burnt and remain uncooked from inside. Stir them at regular interval to make sure that they are cooked from all sides.

Fried Modak Recipe
Store them in an air tight container.
Serve them hot.

Fried Modak Recipe

Fried Modak Recipe
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Fried Modak Recipe

Fried Modak Recipe

Fried Modak Recipe

Fried Modak Recipe

Fried Modak Recipe

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