I’m sending this to Mythreyee who’s collecting Deep Fried Sweets this month.
makes about 15 Modaks
250 gm Coconut (grated)
250 gm Jaggery
1 1/2 tbps Sesame seeds
1 tbps Ghee
For Modak Covering
400 gms Maida or All purpose Flour
3 tbps Oil
Salt to taste
oil for frying
** you can also use rice flour or regular wheat flour, but maida is easier
Make a soft dough of the flour by adding oil and salt, just like you make for Parathas or Chapatis.
Heat ghee in a vessel, add jaggery, coconut and sesame seeds. Keep stirring continuously on medium flame. The jaggery dissolves and a sticky solution is formed. Leave it to cool for 30 minutes.
Make small balls of dough and roll it, let the diameter be 3-4 inches approximately.
Put 1 tbsp of the above stuffing in the dough and pack it by taking all the corners up giving it a shape like a cone on top. This is called a modak. Make sure you cover all the filling so it doesn’t spill out while frying.
Take oil in a kadai and deep fry the Modaks till light brown.
Enjoy the Modaks, hot or cold, but only after serving a plate to Lord Ganesha first!