Kesari Modak: A Sweet Dumplings Recipe

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Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 16:34 [IST]
 
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A modak is a sweet dumpling that is very popular all over India. A modak recipe is also one of the essentials in many Hindu religious ceremonies like Ganesh Chaturthi. A modak can be of various flavours. The most popular among them being the plain one, kesari (saffron flavoured), moong dal etc. But here we will make a kesari modak using a very plain and simple modak recipe.

You can make kesari modak in two ways. In one modak recipe we may use a filling of coconuts and in the other we might not. But a sweet coconut filling will make the kesari modak all the more yummy. And you can easily make a modak at home as you need very little ingredients and time for it. And even children would love this sweet dumpling. Here is a simple recipe for making kesari modak.


Serves: 4-6

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Saffron- 2-3 pinch
  • Maida (All purpose flour)- 3 cups
  • Rava (Chiroti rava)- 3tsp
  • Sugar Syrup- 6-7tbsp
  • Coconut- 1-1 ½ cups (powder)
  • Cardamom- 1-2 tsp (powder)
  • Ghee- 1tbsp
  • Salt- To taste
  • Vegetable Oil- 2-3 cups

Procedure

  • Take the saffron in a small bowl and add 3-4tbsp of water to it. Cover this with a small plate and let it stay for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now, take the maida (all purpose flour) in a large bowl and add the rava to it. Add the saffron water to it after the required time and knead well for 5 minutes.
  • Now add some water and some salt to it. Again knead the whole mixture well for 8-10 minutes. Keep it aside.
  • Take a deep frying pan over the gas oven and keep it on a low flame. Add the sugar syrup to it.
  • Stir it well for a minute or so and then add the coconut and cardamom powder. Stir for a minute over a low flame and then add the ghee to it. Stir for a minute and then bring it down. Keep aside and let it cool.
  • Its time you take the dough and make small balls out of it. Roll out the dough balls into small round flat shapes.
  • Take the coconut filling after it has cooled down and stuff 1tbsp of each inside the flat round dough shapes. Bring all the ends together with your hands.
  • Place a deep bottomed frying pan over the gas oven and keep on a medium flame. Deep fry all the modaks in them till golden in colour.

Serve them to your guest and family members and see how many appreciations you earn for it.

Story first published:  Thursday, September 6, 2012, 16:29 [IST]
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