Ganapati's Favourite Modak.This is used in pooja for Ganesh Chaturthi.
3/4 cup shredded fresh coconut
1/2 cup Jaggery(Brown sugar)
1 teaspoon roasted poppy seeds
1 tsp rice flour
3-4 cardamoms (powdered)
1 cup fine rawa
2 tbs hot oil
pinch of salt
2 tbs milk
water as needed
Oil for frying
1) For the filling, mix and cook coconut & Jaggery together on a medium
flame. Stir continuously until they are mixed properly.
2) Add cardamom powder, roasted poppy seeds & 1 teaspoon rice flour to it. &
cook for some more time. Keep aside and allow it to cool.
For cover add hot oil to rawa add a pinch of salt.Mix well then add milk and knead well .
If needed add water and again knead well.Keep it covered for at least 1 hr.
After 1 hr.knead the dough well again.if you have food processor then process the dough in it for 5 min.
Make small balls out of this dough and roll them in small poori's the poori should not be very thin nor very thick.
Take a spoonfull of filling and add to modak and the pinch this poori from all sides.Make all the modak's like this.
While frying keep the flame on low- mid and fry them till golden color.