Monday, October 1, 2012

Modak for anant chaturdashi

Made these yummylicious modaks for anant chaturdashi. Anant Chaturdashi is generally the tenth or eleventh day after Ganesh Chaturthi, and all the Ganesh idols brought into homes and communities are immersed in the sea or nearby lakes and rivers.On this day, people travel to the waterfront with the idols, large and small, dancing and singing in large processions. Lord Ganesha is departed, only to be welcomed the next year with equal excitement.
We too celebrate ganesh festival every year for 10 days. It feels as if lord Ganesh has actually became a part of our family. We do pooja aarti in the morning and evening with all the family members and offer prasad.
My mom makes these modaks every year for ganesh fest and they would disappear in no time! Just love this stuffed sweet with crisp covering.

For the dough:
Maida/ APF - 2cup
Olive oil - 1/2 cup (you can use any cooking oil or ghee)
Pinch of Salt

For The Filling:
Grated Coconut-1/2 cups
Sugar- 1 cups
Nuts of your choice(I used finely chopped almond)
Sultana/dried grapes - 1 tbsp
Sooji/ Rava-1 and half cup
Ghee-1 tbs
Cardamom Powder-1 tsp
cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Oil- For Deep Frying

The Outer Dough:
In a bowl add oil, maida and salt, rub until it resembles bread crumbs.. Add water little by little to form a firm dough. Divide it into 21 equal portions. Cover and keep it aside.

For The Filling:
In a pan, heat ghee and roast sooji until golden. Take this sooji out in a bowl. Mix in the sugar,  Sliced nuts, cardamom powder and coconut powder. Divide it into 21 equal portions.

Preparing the Modak:
Roll a ball of dough into a thin circle. Place the one portion of the filling in the centre. Apply little milk with your fingers on the circumference. Gather the sides and bring them on top. Press them gently to form a conical structure at the top.
Heat oil. Add the prepared modaks and fry on medium low flame until it is little reddish from all sides. Drain oil and transfer to a plate. When cool store in airtight jar (if any remain!)

Sending this to Gayathri's walk down the memory lane event


  1. Delicious and perfectly done modak !

  2. Hi lovely modaks.U have a nice blog.U can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

  3. Addictive modaks,feel like munching it.

  4. They look yummy ..I too made modak for Anant Chaturdashi ! They were kokani style..rice flour,jaggery and fresh coconuut !

  5. Never tried deep fried modaks. You are tempting me to try. They look so inviting..


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