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Modak is a Maharashtrian sweet dish usually served on Ganesh chaturthi

       Ingredients How to?

    For the filling
    2 Cup shredded fresh coconut
    1/2 Cup mixture of unsalted pistachios and unsalted cashews
    1/2 Pinch of cardamom powder
    1/2 Cup milk
    1 Cup jaggery or sugar

    For the outer cover
    1 Cup rice flour
    1 tsp Ghee
    1 Cup water
    1/2 tsp Salt

To prepare the filling, combine coconut, milk and jaggery or sugar, mix well.
Cook it over medium flame, stir continuously till they are mixed properly.
Add cashews and pistachios and cook for about one minute.
Now add cardamom powder.
Let it cool, keep aside.
Bring water to a boil.
Now add flour, ghee and salt, stir quickly so as to remove all lumps.
Cover with a lid for some time and cook.
Remove the lid and keep stirring.
Now remove the pan from the heat and transfer all the mixture on a flat plate.
Knead it to make soft dough.
It should be neither too sticky nor too dry.
Grease the palms of your hands properly and make a ball from the dough.
Flatten the dough to make a cup shape.
Put 3/4 tsp coconut filling into this cup.
Dip thumb and index finger in the oil and make 5-6 small pinches on the outside edges of the cup.
Bring them together on top and join to shape a peak.
Put modak on a pre greased plate.
Make rest of the modaks.
Now Steam them for about 15 minutes and serve with ghee.

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