Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Ambyache ukdiche modak (Steamed mango modaks)

This is a delicious variation of our favourite ukdiche modak. These yellow coloured modaks  look very cute and presentable and make a refreshing change from our regular variety. The taste of mangoes in the covering is also very delicious .

But first lets keep the naivedhyam of mokadas to Ganapathi Bappa to take his blessings .....


Linking this to festive food ganesh chaturthi @ priti's indiankhanna 

and Sharan's vinayagar-chaturthi-festival-event 

and Indrani's  event @  festivals-of-india



Ongoing Event







Ingredients :

For the filling :

2 cups.................grated fresh coconut
1 1/2 cup ..............sugar
1 tbsp.....................Cashew pieces
1/2 tsp...................Jaiphal powder (mace)
1 tbsp.....................ghee

Mix the coconut , sugar and ghee and heat the mixture only till the sugar melts.
Add cashew and jaiphal powder and remove from the gas.


For the covering :

1 cup..................alphanso mango pulp
2 cups.................rice flour (specially meant for modak you get it ready made)
1 tbsp...................ghee
1/2 tsp...............salt
2 tbsp.................sugar
3 to 4 drops .........orange colour.
1 cup ....................water

Heat water with salt, sugar and ghee.
Grind the mango pulp in grinder to make it smooth.
Add the ground pulp to water and mix well.
When it starts boiling add the colour.
Add the rice flour and mix well.
Cover with lid for 2 minutes and put off the gas.
When still warm knead it into a smooth soft dough.



To make modaks :






Take a lemon sized ball of the dough and stuff it into the greased modak mould.
Keep the middle portion hollow.




Add the filling and close the base with the dough again.





Heat the pressure cooker, idli maker or modak steamer with water .
Arrange the modaks on the greased plate and steam the modaks for 20 to 25 minutes.
Gently remove them out .
By the time the first lot is getting steamed , keep the second lot ready.




                               
                                    (Hand moulded modaks )

You can also roll the dough into puri shape and add the filling.

Some ladies shape the dough base on their palms and make the folds of modak with their finger very expertly.

I too  tried it on the modaks above but not yet very successfull in that.


























4 comments:

  1. Modak with mango pulp.....never tasted......looks awesome!

    Today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/09/vermicelli-milk-pudding-semaiyer-payesh.html

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  2. Sounds very new to me... awesome dear... loved all ur modak recipes... appreciate your innovation...


    Inviting you to join my on-going events :-

    Onam Sadhya Grand Feast

    Vinayagar Chathurthi Event

    Cheers,
    Sharanya
    Sharans Samayalarai

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  3. Thanks for linking this to my event... Expecting more recipes from you :)

    Inviting you to join my on-going events :-

    Natural Sweetness Event with White Sugar

    Vinayagar Chathurthi Event

    Cheers,
    Sharanya
    Sharans Samayalarai

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  4. Many thanks Nayana. ...I tried your recipe today for Ganesh Chaturthi and it came out awesome...my son loved it as he is a big fan of mango modaks. Regards, Manju

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