• Preeti Shridhar

Dry Fruit Modak

Every year we bring Bappa home with lot of joy in our hearts. This year it's going to be no different.

The joy in heart knows no bounds.

The only difference is that we have ordered the idol online instead of we ourselves going to the market to select one.

We keep Bappa for five days and I try to make fresh Naivedyam every day for both morning and evening Aarti.

Today sharing with you dry fruit Modak.



Ingredients

Figs 4

Dates 6

Raisins 2 tbsp

Almonds 2 tbsp

Walnuts 2 tbsp

Pistachio 2 tbsp

Dessicated Coconut 2 tbsp

Poppy seeds 2 tbsp.

Sesame seeds  2 tbsp

Melon Seeds     2 tbsp

Cardamom Powder 1 tsp

Nutmeg Powder 1/4 tsp

Ginger Powder 1/2 tsp

Ghee 1 tbsp




Method

  1. Soak figs, raisins  and dates in warm water till they turn soft.

  2. Drain and grind them in a mixer to get a fine paste.

  3. Dry roast all the nuts one by one  till they are fragrant.

  4. Dry roast sesame seeds, poppy seeds and melon seeds also one by one.

  5. Remove them in a plate to cool down.

  6. In the same  hot pan stir desiccated coconut for a minute and remove it

  7. In a food processor grind  them to a coarse powder

  8. Remove them in a plate.

  9. Heat ghee in the same pan.

  10. Tip in the paste. Fry for a minute .

  11. Now add  dry fruits, seeds and coconut.

  12. Mix well, add spice powders.

  13. Cook till the mixture thickens and starts leaving the sides of the pan.

  14. Remove in a plate.

  15. Once it cools down enough to touch, take small portions and roll each portion into a ball.

  16. Now if you have a mould  , grease it  and press a  ball into the moulds

  17. Carefully unmould it.

  18. Else cup a  ball between your palms and press to give the shape of a Modak.

  19. Grease your palms if it sticks.

  20. Repeat the process with the remaining balls.

  21. Arrange them on a plate.


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