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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Modaka


Ingredients:

Rice Flour - 1 cup
Coconut - 2 cups, grated
Jaggery - 1 1/4 cup, powdered
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt a pinch


Method:


1. Heat 2 cups of water in a pan.
2. Add rice flour and salt and stir continuously until it forms a lump(when touched,
it should not stick to your fingers).
3. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
4. In a heavy bottomed vessel, melt jaggery with 1 cup of water.
5. Strain the jaggery solution.
6. Transfer it into a pan, add grated coconut and cardamom powder.
7. Keep stirring this mixture until it solidifies little bit and starts forming a
lump.
8. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
9. Meanwhile, knead the rice flour dough well.
9. Take small portion of rice flour dough and flatten it into small disc.
10.Place a melon sized portion of coconut jaggery mixture in the centre of the
rice flour disc.
11.Bring all the sides of the rice flour disc together and twist it slightly.
12. Repeat this for the remaining rice flour dough.
13. Cook these modakas in steam for 20-23 minutes.

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