On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, I have prepared Churama Modak.
Convenient to serve and richer in flavor. Also an excellent snack for adults school going children giving an instant bout of energy.
PREPARATION TIME 15 Min.
COOKING TIME 30 Min.
MAKES 21 Modak
Wheat flour 2 cups
Ghee 1/2 cup
Jaggery 2 cups ( shredded )
Milk As required
Nutmeg powder 1 Tsp
Poppy seeds 1/4 cup
Dry fruit 1/2 cup ( Grind coarsely )
Ghee For frying
In a bowl combine the whole wheat flour and melted 1/2 cup of ghee, mix well until you get a bread crumbs texture. Use milk to kneading the dough, make a stiff dough.
Divide the dough in lemon size balls. The balls should be firm such that it should not break or crumble while frying.
Preheat the ghee in kadhai, turn the heat low and add 2-3 balls at a time into the hot ghee. Fry these balls until turn golden brown in color. Be patient , it takes time for the balls need to get cooked from inside as well. Don’t get tempted to turn the heat to high to fasten the process.
Allow the balls to turn brown gradually. Once you have finished frying all the balls, allow them to cool completely.
Once cool, crush them in food processor to form a coarse powder like bread crumbs. Add the nutmeg powder , coarsely grounded dry fruits and poppy seeds to the mixture and combine well. Add shredded jaggery to the mixture and combine well by rubbing it between your pams.
Once you feel the mixture is reasonably soft, grease the Modak mold with ghee. Fill the Modak mixture in molds, to gave nice shape. You also make shapes with your hands too.
MODAK are ready to offer Ganesha!!!!