Monday, February 1, 2010

Modak (Fried) for Angaraki Chaturthi

Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankashti is observed on the Chaturthi or the fourth day of Krishna Paksha during every month. The Sankashti, which falls on Tuesday, is known as ‘Angarki Chaturthi’.On this day, we (specially the Maharashtrians) observe fast. And have our meal in the night after having Chandra darshan. This Angarki Chaturthi is very auspicious than any other Chaturthi. We make Lord Ganesha's favorite sweet MODAK as a prasad in the evening. My friend's daughter used to call this as Sweet samosa :)

Ingredients

For cover

Whole wheat flour - 1 cup

Barik rava (Chiroti rava) - 3 tablespoon

Hot oil - 2 tablespoon

Salt just a pinch

For Stuffing

Grated fresh coconut - 2 cups

Sugar - 1 cup

Cardamom Powder - 1 teaspoon

Khaskhas (poppy seeds) - 1 tablespoon

Pure ghee - 1 teaspoon

Oil for deep fry

Procedure

For cover

Mix all ingredients and knead a stiff dough with water or milk (it's crispiness increases with milk). Cover it and keep aside for half an hour.

For stuffing

On a slow flame add pure ghee grated coconut and sugar in kadai and cook it till the mixture becomes dry (stir in between). Then add khaskhas (poppy seeds), Cardamom powder , mix it and remove it from flame. Allow it cool for some time.

Making Modaks

While making modak, Make a lemon sized ball of the dough. Roll a small puri of it. Keeping the puri in left palm, hold in the shape of a katori and fill it with stuffing. Now pinch the edges and then close tightly it in the shape of modak . Make all modaks with same procedure. Deep fry it on low flame till it becomes golden brown. Cool it and offer 21 modaks as prasad to Ganapati Bappa.

15 comments:

Prathibha said...

hmm yummy modak's dear..Even my MIL follows sankasti every month..

Cooking Foodie said...

Modaks bring back happy memories. And these look delicious... I can almost taste the sweet coconut with the crispy cover!

shanthi said...

This is my favourite. But I do it in maida

Priya said...

Wow tempting modak, never tried as fried version, thanks for sharing Preeti..

Deepa G Joshi said...

I too love these modaks..anytime...info nicely put.

Deepa G Joshi said...

love these...these look so tempting..

Jagruti said...

very tempting modak...:))never eaten so this time i would love to make them..is this a traditional recipe for modak? i would like to taste first the original one..please help..

Khaugiri said...

Thanks a lot girls:)))

@Jagruti - This is traditional method of doing Modak. One more method is steaming modak, which is called 'Ukadiche Modak'. Khaugiri link for this is,
http://khaugiri.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-post.html

AshKuku said...

Lovely modaks..... It is one tempting prasad, for all.... an all time favorite..... U have not only prepared them well, but presented & captured it well too.....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Modhaks look very nice, wonderful color and I am so wanting to grab a few from the bowl!!!

Chetana said...

Very tempting...absolutely love em.
Infact, fried modak was introduced to me by one of my Karwari fnd...only knew steamed ones.
Thx for sharing de recipe.

aquadaze said...

Modaks look yum, and the shape is perfect! I just love modaks, though I rely on others to make them for me :)

SriLekha said...

wow! that's look delicious!

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Mythreyi Dilip said...

They looks very delicious, fried modak is new to me. Sure to try these goldies:)

Valarmathi said...

Modak looks perfect and yummy.

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