Modak

Ingredients:
•    1 cup – Grated coconut
•    1 ½ cup -Jaggery
•    2-3- Cardamom pods
•    1 cup -Rice flour
•    2 cups – Water
•    pinch of salt
•    1tbsp – Oil ( preferably sesame /gingili oil)

 

Method:
•    In a pan, put the coconut and jaggery and stir till the mixture thickens and starts leaving the sides of the pan.
•    Add the cardamom powder and stir for another half a minute and let it cool
•    In a pan bring two cups of water to a boil; add a pinch of salt and 3-4 drops of oil to the water.
•    Once the water starts boiling, gradually add the rice flour.
•    Stir continuously for 5 minutes on a low flame and then turn off the heat.
•    After the dough cools, knead it well to remove lumps.
•    Take some oil in a cup and grease your hands to make the kozhakattai.
•    Take a lemon sized ball of the rice dough and shape it into a cup with your fingers.
•    First slightly flatten the ball on your palm like a disk, place your thumbs at the center of the disk, and the fingers on the outside and shape like a cup by moving the dough between your fingers.
•    Put a spoon of the sweet filling into the cups and seal it with the dough into the shape a shown in the picture.
•    Steam cook the dumplings and serve.

 

Preparation time: 45 minutes

 


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