Fried Modak Recipe

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Fried Modak is sweet deep fried wheat dumplings stuffed with jaggery and coconut filling. These are made as offering to Lord Ganesh during Ganesh Chaturthi. They are very famous in Western Maharashtra. The stuffing for Fried Modak is similar to that of Ukadiche Modak. The outer cover of fried modak is made from wheat flour and the Ukadiche modak has a rice flour covering. Ukadiche Modak are steamed unlike Fried modak which is deep fried.

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Servings: 5


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  1. To make outer cover
  2. Mix rice flour and salt in a bowl.
  3. Add water and knead well.
  4. At the end add ghee and knead again. Keep it aside for 15 mins.
  5. To make stuffing
  6. In a pan, roast the poppy seeds.
  7. Once they are roasted well add the shredded coconut and jaggery. Mix everything well.
  8. Finally add cardamom powder and cashewnuts. The stuffing is ready.
  9. To make modak
  10. Take small balls of the dough, roll it into small puris. To make the modak crispy the puri should be thin.
  11. To make modak of same size cut out the puri with a round shaped cutter. I have used the cover of a container.
  12. Now spread spoonful of stuffing over the puri.
  13. Fold the edges as shown in the picture and gather them in the center. Seal it properly.
  14. Heat oil and deep fry the modaks. The oil should be not too hot as the modak can get burnt and remain uncooked from inside. Stir them at regular interval to make sure that they are cooked from all sides.
  15. Store them in an air tight container.
  16. Serve them hot.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 134g
Recipe makes 5 servings
Calories 376  
Calories from Fat 167 44%
Total Fat 19.19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11.68g 47%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Potassium 185mg 5%
Total Carbs 44.89g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 14%
Sugars 3.04g 2%
Protein 7.1g 11%
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