Kesar Malai Modak

Happy Ganesha Chaturthi

May this year Bappa bless us all with good health, peace and give us all relief from pandemic. Modak is a sweet dumpling popular in India and is usually made during the auspicious festival of Ganesha Chaturthi. This sweet recipe is sure to be loved by people of all age groups. The classic modak recipe is made with rice flour and jaggery. This recipe is an instant one, doesn’t need much ingredients and is super simple to make, all it needs is some patience.

Ingredients
• Kesar : 10-12 strands.
• Milk Powder : 2 cup.
• Milk : 1 cup.
• Ghee : 1 tbsp.
• Sugar : 1/2 cup.
• Cardamom Powder : 1 tsp
• Desiccated Coconut: 1/2 cup
Method
• Take a heavy bottomed pan. Add milk and milk powder in it. With help of stirrer, stir well to remove any lumps.
• Let it cook on medium flame for 5 minutes. Add ghee, kesar and cardamom powder in the milk mixture. Allow the mix to cook for another 5-7 minutes.
• Once when the milk starts thickening, add desiccated coconut and let it cook for 2 minutes.
• Add sugar. Let sugar allow. Keep stirring the mix. The milk would start to come together and form a soft paste. Cook till it leaves side while stirring and there’s no liquid left.
• Turn off the gas and allow the mixture to cool down completely. Once it is cool, take a spoonful of mixture and roll them into modak shape. If it is too sticky, grease your palms with ghee.
• Tip : Due to weather, this mixture won’t hold it’s shape well, so in order to make it easier, keep modaks in refrigerator and it’s advisable to consume it within 72 hours.
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