Deep fried dumplings stuffed with jaggery dry fruit filling. An easy recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chavithi festival.
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Jaggery
- 1/4 cup Desiccated Coconut
- 1/4 cup Almonds
- 1/4 cup Cashews
- 2 tbsp Poppy Seeds
- 2 tbsp Melted Ghee
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
- A pinch of Salt
- Oil for Deep Frying
Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add slightly heated ghee and mix well.
Make a soft dough by adding water little by little.
Cover and keep aside for 15 – 30 minutes.
Dry roast the coconut until light brown color and keep it aside.
Dry roast the almonds and cashews until brown color and set aside.
Dry roast the poppy seeds for few minutes and keep it aside.
Coarsely grind the almonds and cashews. Then add the powdered jaggery and cardamom powder to it and blend again until well combined.
Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl and add the roasted coconut and poppy seeds. Mix everything well.
Make 10 -12 balls out of the ground nuts mixture. Keep them aside.
Make round balls out of the prepared dough.
Roll the dough ball into a thin circle / puri.
Cut the puri with a round shaped cutter.
Place the prepared nuts ball in the center.
With your fingertip or brush, apply little water around the edges of the puri.
Then pleat the edges as shown in the video. Now gather all the edges together in the center.
Pinch the edges together and seal it properly.
Prepare all the modaks and keep them covered.
Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Gently drop the modaks in the hot oil.
Deep fry them over a medium flame, turn over to fry on both sides evenly.
Drain them on paper towels. Serve warm!