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No Steam Suji Modak/ Rava Modak Recipe

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

September 12, 2018 Leave a Comment

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Some dishes are synonymous with some seasons or festivals. When you smell pakodas, don’t you think of rain and vice versa? Well, that’s the same with modaks and Ganesh Chathurthi! As soon as the Ganesha idols start getting installed in homes around the country, modaks come to the fore, with all kinds of  unique modak recipes making an appearance with traditional ones. Today, we have a quick and easy and delicious recipe exclusively for Ganesh Chaturthi. These scrumptious  Modaks are the most  favorite of Lord Ganesha.  We’ve replaced the traditional rice flour with suji or rava, and guess what – you don’t need to steam them!

Note: We have used a modak mould to make the modak here, but if you do not have a mould, we have shown an alternative method of shaping the modak without one.

As the name suggests, the outer covering of this modak is made using fine semolina (Suji/ rava) the stuffing is made using fresh scrapped coconut, jaggery and dry fruits. This adds richness to the recipe.

No Steam Suji Modak/ Rava Modak Recipe

Enjoy this Ganesh Chaturthi day with the deliciously made Suji Modak, Rava Modak. It's an easy to make recipe, which is scrumptious and rich in taste.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup fine suji / rava / semolina
  • 1/2 cup fresh scrapped coconut
  • 1/4 cup jaggery powder/ grated jaggery
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon raisins

Suji Modak/ Rava modak

Method:

1. To make the stuffing, heat the coconut and jaggery in a nonstick pan and let the jaggery melt.

Suji Modak

2. Keep stirring the mix as it tends to catch the bottom very fast. Once the mixture has thickened a bit, add almonds and raisins. Mix well.

3. Finally add the cardamom powder and turn off the flame. Do not cook the coconut stuffing for too long as it hardens on cooling. Remove the stuffing to a plate and let it cool down completely.

Rava modak

4. For the shell, add 1 and a 1/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon of ghee and allow it to boil. To this boiling water add the suji while continuously stirring with a wooden spatula. Make sure there are no lumps in the mix.

How to make Sooji modak/ Rava modak

5. Cook the suji for 1-2 minutes and put off the flame. Cover the pan and keep it aside for 5 minutes or so.


Sooji modak/ Rava modak

6. Start working on the suji dough while it is still warm. Grease your palms with ghee and gather the cooked suji mix and knead it into smooth workable dough.

Sooji modak/ Rava modak

7. Pinch out a small gooseberry-size ball from the dough. Grease the modak mold. Insert this dough ball from the opening at the bottom of the mold. Now using your index finger press this dough on all sides of the mould, so that the outer covering of the modak is done.

Sooji modak/ Rava modak

Sooji modak/ Rava modak

8. Now that a cavity is made, insert enough coconut stuffing into it. Cover the modak from below with the suji dough.

Sooji modak/ Rava modak

9. Apply light pressure on the mold so that the impressions are formed well. Now open the mold and a beautiful suji modak is ready. Prepare all the modaks similarly. Serve fresh and warm. Ensure they are consumed on the same day they are prepared.

Sooji modak/ Rava modak

10. You can shape modaks even without a modak mold. First grease your palms well with ghee and pinch out a gooseberry-size portion of the suji dough. Roll it between your palm to smoothen it and flatten it evenly into a disc with your finger tips. Now with the help of your index finger and thumb, create pleats on the edges of the disc. Place 1 teaspoon stuffing in the center and gather the pleats and join them at the end to shape it like a modak.

Enjoy this Ganesh Chaturthi day with the deliciously made Suji Modak, Rava Modak. It's an easy to make recipe, which is scrumptious and rich in taste.

Ganesha, the elephant headed deity is known for education, knowledge, wisdom, wealth and success. May all your homes be filled with all these today and forever!! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

Enjoy this Ganesh Chaturthi day with the deliciously made Suji Modak, Rava Modak. It's an easy to make recipe, which is scrumptious and rich in taste.

Suji Modak/ Rava Modak  
No Steam Suji Modak/ Rava Modak Recipe
Save Print PREP TIME 20 mins COOK TIME 10 mins TOTAL TIME 30 mins   Enjoy this Ganesh Chaturthi day with the deliciously made Suji Modak, Rava Modak. It's an easy to make recipe, which is scrumptious and rich in taste. Author: Hemapriya Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: Indian Serves: 10-12 INGREDIENTS
  • ¾ cup fine suji / rava / semolina
  • ½ cup fresh scrapped coconut
  • ¼ cup jaggery powder/ grated jaggery
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
METHOD
  1. First we will make the stuffing. For that in a nonstick pan, take scrapped coconut and jaggery and heat it. Blend the two well. The jaggery will melt, keep stirring the mix as it tends to catch the bottom very fast. Once the mixture has thickened a bit, add almonds and raisins. Mix well. Lastly add the cardamom powder and put off the flame. Do not cook the coconut stuffing for a longer time as it will become very hard on cooling. Remove the stuffing in a plate and allow to cool down.
  2. For the outer covering. In another pan add 11/2 cup water and allow it to boil. Add 1 teaspoon of ghee to it. To this boiling water add the suji while continuously stirring with a wooden spatula. Make sure there are no lumps in the mix. Cook the suji for 1-2 minutes and put off the flame. Cover the pan and keep it aside for 5 minutes or so.
  3. Start working on the suji dough while it is still warm. Grease your palms with ghee and gather the cooked suji mix and knead it into smooth workable dough.
  4. Pinch out small gooseberry size ball from the dough. Grease the modak mold. Insert this dough ball from the opening at the bottom of the mold. Now using your index finger press this dough on all sides of the mould, so that the outer covering of the modak is done.
  5. Now that a cavity is made, insert enough coconut stuffing into it. Cover the modak from below with the suji dough. Apply light pressure on the mold so that the impressions are formed well. Now open the mold and a beautiful suji modak is ready.
  6. Prepare all the modak similarly. Offer the modak to lord Ganesha and then distribute among the family members and other devotes as prasad.
  7. Now we will see how to shape a modak without a mold. For that grease your palms well with ghee. Pinch out a gooseberry shape portion of the suji dough. Roll it between your palm, to smoothen it. Now flatten it evenly into a disc with your finger tips. Now with the help of index finger and thumb create pleates on the edges of the disc. Place 1 teaspoon stuffing in the center and gather the pleats and join them at one place to shape it like modak.
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Filed Under: Dessert, Festivals, Recipes, Toddler Recipe Tagged With: easy dessert for kids, Festival ideas, festival recipes, Festive fusion dessert, ganesh chathurthi, healthy dessert, indian desserts for toddlers, modak, modak recipe, rava modak, sooji modak, sweet modak


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