Modakas are Ganesha's Favourite. This is one essential prasadam on Ganesh Chathurti. Not only on a festival, you can enjoy it on any day. It is very soft and tasty that kids would love it.
1 cup Rice flour (ready made or homemade)
2 tsp Oil
Salt to taste
Water as required
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- Heat water along with oil. Let it boil and bubble for about 1 minute.
- In the mean time, put the rice flour in a big bowl. Add salt. Mix well.
- Make a well in between and pour the hot boiling water, little by little.
- With the help of a spatula, mix the rice flour till you find that the entire mixture has become crumbly.
- When the mixture is still warm, use your hands and knead gently into a smooth dough.
- If you feel that the water is less, add little more (make sure that it is hot water).
- Keep this covered until use.
- Now you can put the filling.
- Make small balls from the dough. Also make small balls from the filling. Keep aside.
- Spread little oil between your palms. Take a small dough ball, rub it in your palms and gently press it with your fingers to spread it into a thin small disc.
- Place the disc in your left palm, place a stuffing ball in the middle and gently bring all the sides together to form the shape of a modak.
- Do the same procedure with the rest of the dough.
- Place them in a steamer and steam them till done.
- The water should be very hot and nicely boiled, when you add it to the rice flour. This will help in cooking the flour a bit and you will be able to knead the dough with out sticking it to your hand.
- Always cover the dough, as it will dry out if not covered.
- When the modakas are done, it will become shiny and colour will be changed slightly.
- If you overcook the modakas, it will become rubbery and it will break.
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