COCONUT - 2 CUP

firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tsp ghee and saute 2 cup coconut.

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TURNS AROMATIC

saute until coconut turns aromatic.

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JAGGERY - 1 CUP

now add 1 cup jaggery and mix wel

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JAGGERY MELTS

keep cooking on medium flame until the jaggery melts.

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MOIST MIXTURE

continue to cook until the mixture thickens and still remains moist.

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CARDAMOM POWDER

now add ½ tsp cardamom powder and mix well. stuffing is ready. keep aside

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WATER - 2 CUP

firstly, in a large kadai take 2 cup water, ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp ghee

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BOIL

mix well and get the water to a boil

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RICE FLOUR - 2 CUP

further add 2 cup rice flour and mix gently

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MIX GENTLY

mix until the rice flour absorbs all the water

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REST - 5 MINUTES

cover and rest for 5 minutes

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KNEAD - WET HAND

now transfer to a large bowl and start to knead the dough. wet your hand to prevent from burning.

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KNEAD - 5 MINUTES

knead for 5 minutes or until the dough turns soft.

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SOFT DOUGH

modak dough is ready. wet your hand and knead if the dough seems dry

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FLATTEN

firstly, take a ball sized rice flour dough and flatten it

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FORM CUP

with the help of both thumbs start pressing the edges and create a dent in the centre. slowly press from edges till it forms a cup.

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CREATE PLEATS

start creating pleats with your index finger and thumb.

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STUFFING - 1 TBSP

now scoop a tbsp of prepared coconut-jaggery stuffing

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BRING TOGETHER

get the pleats together to form a bundle

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 READY TO STEAM

close the top by pinching and making it pointed

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MOULD -GREASE GHEE

grease the modak mould with ghee to prevent from sticking.

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PRESS TO WALL

stuff the rice flour dough into the mould walls

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STUFFING 

also, place a small ball sized mixture in the centre

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READY TO STEAM

close tightly and scrape off excess mixture.

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READY TOSTEAM

unmould the modak gently without breaking

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PLACE INSTEAMER

place the modak in steamer leaving gaps in between

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STEAM - 10 MINUTES

cover and steam the modak for 10 minutes or till the shiny texture appears on them

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READY TO EAT

finally, offer ukadiche modak to lord ganesha and celebrate ganesh chathurthi

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