Talniche Modak / Fried Modak

Ganesh Jayanti is known as Maghi Ganpati this  is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha and it's "Ganesha's birthday". Modak's are Lord Ganesha's favorite, so here are Talniche Modak / Fried Modak, the covering is of wheat flour. 

I have already posted  Ukadiche Naralache (Coconut) & Chocolate Modak.
For the outer covering or shell:
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Warm Melted Ghee
Water as required to knead the dough

For the Filling

4 - 5 Tablespoons Jaggery - 
1 Cup  F
reshly Grated Coconut  - can use dessicated  coconut 
2 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame seeds
1/2 Teaspoon Cardamom powder
A pinch Nutmeg powder
A Teaspoon Ghee

For the Covering

Sieve the flour with salt and add warm ghee and mix well, then  knead it into a smooth dough by adding little water at a time and keep it covered aside for 15-20 minutes. 

Meanwhile let's make the filling

In a pan add ghee and jaggery,  when the jaggery starts to melt add the  coconut and mix till the jaggery melts and the mixture is dry, add the  sesame seeds, nutmeg and cardamom powder. Keep the mixture aside to cool.  When it is cool, divide this into small equal sized ball. keep aside to cool.

Making the Modaks

Take a small ball of dough and oil the surface and roll it into in thin and round circle,( I used the puri maker) 

Place it into the greased modak mould. 

Place the ball of filling onto the dough

Close the mould tightly remove the excess flour from the side and with bottom flour 

fold it to seal the modak. 

Modak is ready. Likewise make all.

Deep fry the modaks in medium hot oil or ghee ( I used ghee) till golden browned.  Drain on kitchen towel.  Talniche modak are ready.  

Share these with your family and friends and enjoy. My hubby and daughter, loves modak.

Labels: Sweets & Desserts, Festival Sweets, Coconut
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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