Sweet Modak recipe was my next recipe for this Ganesha festival, which is an important festival celebrated throughout India during the month of August or September. Everyone will be searching in internet for preparing a different kolukattai | Modak prasadham for Ganesha during this festival season.
I prepared this Inippu Kolukattai | Sweet Modak using rice powder, Jaggery and coconut. In this recipe we do not do fillings. All ingredients are mixed together and kolukattai | modak was prepared and steamed in an idli pan. Jaggery lovers and children may love this recipe very much. Try this and give as prasadham for Lord Ganesha and your neighbours.
Preparation Time – 30 minutes
To Serve – 4 (will get 16 pieces)
Sweet Modak recipe – Ingredients:-
- Rice flour – 1 cup (grind raw rice in a mixie coarsely like rava)
- Grated Jaggery – 1 cup
- Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
- Cashew nuts – 10 (chopped and roasted dry)
- Cardomom powder – pinch
- Ghee – 1 tsp
- Water – 2 cups
Sweet Modak recipe – Method of preparation:-
1. Firstly add water to the jaggery and heat it. When jaggery melts, seive it to remove impurities in jaggery if any.
2. Secondly again bring jaggery syrup to boil and add grated coconut and rice powder. Stir continously so that it will not stick to the bottom of the pan. You can also mix these coconut and rice powder without boiling and then bring to the stove for boiling.
3. Further add ghee and stir continously in low flame till the rice powder gets cooked well.
4. Mean while roast the broken cashews in another fry pan and add to the dough.
5. When rice powder gets well cooked and leaves pan switch off the stove. Let it cool.
6. Finally grease your hands with ghee and make modak to desired shapes. I made some balls, some with modak mould and the other in a traditional way. (Take some dough and make a cylindrical shape and press with your fingers to give impression.)
7. Grease idiyappam tray with a drop of ghee and cook the modak in steam for 5-7 minutes
8. Serve as Ganesh Chathurthi prasadham.