Your little Ganapati at home is waiting for modak, isn’t it? How about trying a baked version this year!
How to Prepare:
For the Stuffing:
1. In a kadai, heat ½ tablespoon ghee and cook the oats for 5-8 minutes.
2. Switch the flame off and add dates, walnut, cinnamon powder and a pinch of salt.
3. Mix the ingredients well and keep it aside.
4. Now, heat the 1 ½ tablespoon ghee till it’s nicely hot and add the whole wheat flour into it. Also add about 1 teaspoon of salt into the flour before adding hot ghee.
5. Now, slowly mix the ghee with the flour. Take care since it will be too hot to touch.
6. Add water to the mix and make dough. Check if the filling has cooled.
7. Make small balls. This mix will make about 12-14.
8. Roll them one by one with rolling pin to make thin discs.
9. Keep these discs covered with moist cloth or moist kitchen paper towel to keep them moist.
10. For making modak, hold the disc in your left palm in the shape of a bowl and place the filling in the centre of the disc. Merge all sides of the disc to make it in the shape of a fresh fig.
11. Place them on the baking trays lined with parchment paper
12. Brush the modak with milk for nice colour.
13. Bake them at 180 degree Celsius preheated oven for 20 minutes.
14. After 20 minutes, remove and keep on the cooling rack. Brush the modak with ghee to give them a nice glaze after they are baked.
15. Serve once it cools down completely. You can store them in an airtight container too.
Hope your kids enjoy these modaks! Wish you and your families a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
Also read: Mastering the Modak Puff For Ganesha!
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