What is Ganesh Chaturthi without modak? Every festival has its own specialty, similarly modak is a Ganesh Chaturthi special. We have a special modak recipe that kids are going to love. Yes, we are talking about Chocolate Seeded
How to make Chocolate Seeded Modak
Step 1- Prepare the filling for the modak
To start making this sweet recipe, preheat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a non stick pan and add grated coconut, jaggery, dry fruits, cooking chocolate, saffron, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder one after the another slowly. On a low flame, keep on stirring and let all the ingredients cook until it turns grainy and dry. Keep the mixture aside to be used as a filling for modaks.
Step 2- Prepare the dough for covering the filling
To make dough for modak, take a low bottomed saucepan and start boiling water it it with a tablespoon of ghee mixed in it. In a bowl, add salt and a tablespoon of ghee to the rice flour and mix.Now add the flour mixture into the boiling water and keep stirring on a low flame. Before the boiling water and flour mixture cools down, knead it into a doughy paste.
Step 3- Assemble the dough and filling to prepare the modak
Prepare the steamer. In the meanwhile, pull out small portions from the dough and roll it to form a disc. Place the filling (Step 1) in the centre of the disc and bring the edges together making the shape of a modak. Steam the so formed modaks for around 4 to 5 minutes. You are ready to serve them as a prasad to Lord Ganesha.