The auspicious festival of Ganeshotsav is celebrated with a lot of devotion across the country. Many versions of Ganesha’s favorite sweet Modak are made and offered to Him during Puja. There is a tradition of offering 21 Modaks as Naivedya to the Elephant God.
My mother used to make so many sweets to offer to Ganpati Bappa! I have tried making one of my favorite sweet here – Sukya naralache Modak. Do check out the recipe and let me know your views.
Sukya Khobryache Modak (Dry Coconut Modak)
- 1 Cup Dry Grated Coconut
- 2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tsp Poppy Seeds
- 1 Tsp Cardamom Powder
- 1/2 Cup Chopped dry fruits of your choice You can use any of your favorite dry fruits. I have used a combination of Cashew Nuts, Almonds and Pistachios.
- 2 Tsp Raisins
- 2 Cups Maida
- 1/2 Cup Rava/Sooji/Semolina
- Salt to taste
- 3/4 Cup Milk/Water
- 2 Tbsp Warm ghee/oil
- Ghee/Oil for frying
- Take maida and rava in a bowl and add salt and knead a soft dough. You can use either Milk or Water to knead the dough. Cover and set the dough aside for 20-25 mins.
- By the time the dough rests, lightly dry roast the grated Coconut and Poppy seeds and set aside to cool.
- After the coconut and poppy seeds cool down, mix all ingredients and set aside.
- After the rest time is over, take the dough and knead it a little to give it a uniform texture. Divide the dough into small balls. Roll each ball flat and add sufficient amount of stuffing to this.
- Give the balls the shape of a Modak.
- Fry the Modak in Oil or Ghee on medium flame until it gets a golden color.