Ukdiche modak

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                          Favourite maharashtrian desert & Bappa special !! Ukdiche modak !


Ingredients :
For saran ( filling)
Grated fresh Coconut : 1 Cup 
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup .
Elaychi powder  : 1/2 tsp
Jayphal powder ( nutmeg ) : 1/2 tsp
chopped cashews : 1 tsp ( Any dry fruits of your choice )
Golden raisins : 1 tsp
Saffron strand : 5-6 ( optional )

Recipe :
1. Mix fresh coconut & jaggery in a thick bottom pan or preferably non stick.
2. Start the flame. Keep on medium flame.
3. Stir the mixture continuously. Jaggery starts melting & coconut becomes soft. It will take 7-10 min. only. Turn off the flame.Do not let it become hard.
4. Add elaichy & jaiphal powder. Add raisins & cashews. Mix well.
5. Let the mixture cool.

Ingredients for outer cover ( Ukad ):
1. Flavoured rice( basmati) flour : 1 cup
2. Salt : 1/4 tsp
3. Desi ghee : 4 tsp 
4.Water : 1 1/2 cup
5. Saffron strand : 5-6 ( optional )

Recipe :
1. Add water in a heavy bottom pan. Turn on the flame.
2. Add salt & 2 tsp ghee in the water. Let the water boil.
3. Add rice flour & stir well. Mixture becomes thick.
4. Cover the pan & keep for 10 minutes.
5. After 10 minutes transfer the mixture ( ukad ) in a plate or parat.
6. Apply remaining ghee little by little & knead to a soft smooth dough. Add saffron strands if you         like. I prepared 1/2 of the ukad adding saffron water.
7. Divide into 10 lemon size balls. This measurement yields 10-12 modaks.
    Prepare modaks with the delicious filling of coconut & jaggery.  
8. Steam the modaks for 10 mins. in a greased thali or on banana leaf.

Enjoy the heavenly tasting modaks with dollops of desi ghee.




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