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Ganesh Chaturthi Special Sweets Recipes – Modak And Rava Chakli

By Nibha
In Food
September 16, 2015

Special Snacks for Ganesh Chaturthi
Who doesn’t like special food made during festivities? Frankly, it provides a better excuse to bring out the child in us while we wait with abated breath for each new festival every year. Ganesh Chaturthi has very specific foods associated with it as well. Here we shall see how to prepare 2 of these recipes.

Modak Recipe

Modak Recipe

Modak – Without Deep frying!

For the Outer Cover
1 Cup rice flour
1 tsp Ghee
1/2 pinch Salt
1 Cup water

For the Inner Filling
Grated coconut – 2 Cups
Dry fruits cut into small pieces – ½ Cup
1 Cup jaggery
Cardamom powder

Oil for greasing

For the filling, add little water to jiggery and heat it in Kadai, when it melts mix the grated coconut keep stirring continuously over medium heat. After it has turned mushy, add the dry fruit pieces. Set it aside to cool.

For the Outer covering – bring the water to boil, add pinch of salt, flour and the ghee and stir to remove any bumps. Cover and let it cook for a while. After removing the lid, knead the dough to make it soft. Flatten it on a plate. Make small balls from the dough, make it into cup shape with hands. Place the filling and close it. Ensure it is not left open at any place. Create the rest of the modakas similarly. Lastly, steam cook them. This modaka is healthier and softer as it is not deep fried/

Rava Chakli Recipe

Rava Chakli Recipe

Easy to make Rava Chakli

2 cups Rice flour
1 Cup Fine Rava
3 cups water
3 tbsp Butter
2 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
1 -2 tsp White sesame seeds (til)
A pinch or two Hing
1 tsp Chilli powder (optional)
Salt to taste

Oil for frying

Bring the water to boil on a stove and add the rava, stirring continuously to ensure no lumps are formed. Switch the fire off. Add in rice flour, butter, jeera, til, hing and chilli powder and knead to ensure dough which is neither too soft nor to stiff (sprinkle warm water if needed). Heat the oil on a pan and fix the Chakkuli mold and grease it while the oil is getting warm. Press the dough through the mold and put it on wax paper in concentric cirles ensuring they don’t stick. After the oil has reached a low medium temperature, gently lift each of the flattened discs and deep fry them ensuring each side is golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel. Finally, cool them off and store in an air tight box.

And voila, you have 2 mouth-watering dishes to get you through the festival season.

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