• 1 cup grated fresh coconut
• 1/2 cup jaggery
• 2 tbs finely chopped US cranberries
• Some cardamom(elaichi) powder(optional)
• Some salt
• 1 cup rice flour
• Some saffron
• Some milk
Heat up the pan pour 1/2 tsp ghee
Add 1 cup grated fresh coconut(roast it on a medium flame for 5 mins)
Add 1/2 cup jaggery, keep mixing it until it melts and mixes well.
Add 2 tbs finely chopped US cranberries
Add some cardamom(elaichi) powder(optional)
Turn off the stove when the stuffing gets dry.
Now heat up another pan, pour 3/4th cup water and a pinch of salt in it.
Add 1/2 tsp ghee and turn off the stove when water starts boiling.
Add 1 cup rice flour, mix it and cover the lid for sometime to cook the flour nicely with the help of steam.
Take out the flour in a mixing bowl, apply some ghee on hands and keep kneeding the flour warm.(can apply some water if the dough becomes hard)
Roll out a ball, dip your fingers in a bowl of water.
Using your thumb make a dent in the center, begin to spread the dough in a circular motion using both hands and make the edges thinner.(can apply some ghee on hands)
Place a good amount of stuffing in the center, pinch the cover from outside and make as many pleats as possible.
Bring together all the pleats gently and seal giving it a good shape.(prepare more modaks by same procedure or else you can make all these modaks with the help of moulds)
Take a steel food strainer, grease some ghee on it.(place a banana leaf in it – optional)
Place the modaks in the strainer.
Now turn on the stove, bring some water in steamer and place the strainer on it.
Cover the lid and cook for 7-10 mins on medium flame.(do not over cook it)
Pour some drops of milk on it mixed with saffron and garnish it with some US cranberries.
And here’s Bappa Ka Most Favourite Delicious Prasad is ready.
About Meghna Kamadar:
Chef Meghna was born in a business class family in Ahmedabad & started supporting her family at the age of 18 and started her career in banking. After a decade she decided to quit her job and ventured into the culinary world. Chef Meghna decided to re-invent her career, to get out of the standard mould of a woman in late 30s & begin caring for – her body, her looks, her desire and her dreams. Rest as they say is history!