Is Modak Steamed?. This is a common question many of us have. Modak can be made steamed and also fried. Steamed Modak is a super easy recipe to make and needs very few ingredients yet a delicious recipe. It is a steamed rice sweet snack made with coconut and jaggery stuffing.
In my current blog, I would like to share the easy and quick recipe of the Modak. Getting the rice dough in the right consistency and making the perfect stuffing for the modak. These are the two key things to be mastered in this recipe.
Modakam is very commonly made sweet for Ganesh Chathurthi. It is called Modak in North India, Modakam in Tamil Nadu, and Kudumulu in Andhra and Telangana.
How to make Steamed Modak Recipe
Modak can be done with many variations in the stuffing. You will see the most commonly made Modak in every Indian kitchen. You can also make the Modak in different shapes and sizes to make them more appealing.
Time and utensils required for Steamed Modak Recipe
Let us understand all the different utensils for making the Modak recipe. It is also important to know the time takes for the complete recipe. This will help you will understand how simple the recipe is.
Vessel to make the dough
Mixer to grind the stuffing
|TOTAL PREPARATION TIME
|TIME to make the dough and Modaks
15 minutes – rice flour and water
|Cooking time for Modaks
Ingredients for Steamed Modak Recipe
All the ingredients for Modak will be available in most of the Indian kitchens. You must know what are the ingredients used for Modak. So that you don’t have run around looking for the ingredients and to have a pleasant cooking experience
|QUANTITY OF INGREDIENTS for STEAMED MODAK
rice flour- 1 cup
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup – Jaggery
Cardamom Pods – 4 or 5
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Hot water to make the dough
Complete procedure for Steamed Modak Recipe
Until you know the procedure of making the Modak, it feels like a difficult task. But it is a very simple, easy, and quick recipe anyone can make in no time. Let us get started with a simple step by step procedure for easy understanding. I am sure you will love the recipe.
1. Place the frying pan. on the stove
Place the frying pan on the stove and keep it on a medium flame. Ensure the flame is not high as it will burn the ingredients.
2. Roast the sesame seeds until light brown
When the pan is hot enough, you must now add one tablespoon of sesame seeds. Now fry the sesame seeds until they become light brown.
3. Cool the sesame seeds once roasted
Let the sesame seeds cool down on its own before we use it for further processing.
4.Add the cardamom pods to the mixer jar
You must now take a Mixer jar and add ingredients one by one to make the stuffing for the modak. Firstly add five cardamom pods to the Mixer jar.
5.Add roasted sesame seeds to the mixer jar
Now you must add the slightly roasted sesame seeds to the Mixer jar
6.Add chopped fresh coconut
Then take a cup of chopped fresh coconut. Add the chopped fresh coconut as well to the mixer jar.
7.Add jaggery to the jar
Finally, you must add one cup of Jaggery to the mixer Jar.
8.Grind all ingredients to make the stuffing
You must now grind them all together to get aromatic and delicious wet coconut jaggery stuffing, So now the stuffing of the Modak is done. You are done with one of the two important parts of the recipe.
9.Add hot water to the rice flour
Take a cup of rice flour in a large bowl. Now you must slowly add hot water to the flour and constantly mix the flour to make the rice dough.
10.Add salt to taste
You must now add salt to taste while mixing the dough.
11.Mix rice flour well to make a nice dough
It should be in the consistency of the roti or chapati dough. Make sure to add the right amount of water to avoid the dough becoming sticky.
12.Take the Modak moulds and apply oil to the modak
There are many Modak moulds that are available in the market in different shapes. You could use one of them. Apply oil inside of the mould so that the dough doesn’t stick to the moulds. It can be easily removed the moulds.
13.Place the dough in the mould with the stuffing and close the mould tight
Take the dough and press it on the moulds. You must then place the coconut stuffing inside. Close the mould tight si that the dough forms the shape of the modak.
14. Remove the modak from the mould
Now Remove the Modak from the mould and keep them aside.
15. Make the modaks from the remaining dough
You can repeat the same for the rest of the rice dough to make many modaks.
16. Add water to the cooker
Once you have the modaks ready. I must now steam the Modaks in the steamer or cooker. You can use an idli cooker to steam them easily. Add enough water to the cooker.
17.Place the modaks on the plate
Place all the modaks one by one on the idli plates in the idli cooker.
18.Close the cooker and steam cook the modak for ten minutes
Close the cooker lid and then steam cook the Modaks for ten minutes.
19.Transfer the modak the plate
Now transfer the steam cooked Modaks to the plate.
20.Serve delicious Modaks
Tasty and Delicious Modaks are ready to serve. You must also try the Kabbari Boorelu recipe, another interesting sweet recipe made with similar ingredients.
Essential Tips for Steamed Modak Recipe
It is very important to follow some key tips while cooking. It will help you make a flawless dish and also gives a wonderful cooking experience.
Consistency of Rice Dough
You must add hot water slowly to the rice flour and mix it until the dough is of the roti dough consistency. Do not add excess water as the dough becomes soggy and sticky.
Grease the Modak Moulds
You must grease the moulds with oil. This is to ensure that the dough does not stick to the moulds and comes off easily in the shape of the mould.
Use Idli Cooker to Steam the Modaks
You can use the idli cooker to steam the Modaks. This way you can place the Modaks in the idli plate for easy steaming.
Use Moulds to make Modaks
You can make the Modak moulds with the hands, However, using the moulds makes the job much easier. You can purchase some moulds available in the market.
Roast the Sesame Seeds in Medium Heat
You must ensure to keep the flame in medium heat while roasting the sesame seeds. Otherwise, it will burn the sesame seeds and make the stuffing bitter.
I hope you had a lovely experience learning the recipe of Modak. Please try the recipe and share your experiences about the recipe in the comment section below. I will be happy to know