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Ganesh Chaturthi Special: Bottle Gourd Modak

Fried Modak Stuffed with Bottle Gourd and Mava stuffing. This is a variation of original modak recipe with juicy bottle gourd.

Variation of original modak recipe

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30 min
Serves: 2-3


For the Stuffing

Ingredients:

2 cups Bottle gourd grated along with the skin
1/2 cup Mava
1/2 cup Milk
1/3 cup Condensed milk
5 tbsp or More Sugar according to the sweetness required
1/4 tsp Cardomon powder
Pinch of Salt
1 tbsp finely chopped Almond
1 tbsp Raisin
1 tbsp Broken Cashew nuts
1 tbsp Ghee


For the dough:

1 1/2 cups All purpose flour OR 1 cup APF and 1/2 cup Whole wheat
1 tbsp Ghee
Salt to taste
For the Modak
Dough
Stuffing
Oil for frying


Making Stuffing:

  • Take a pan add grated bottle gourd, cover and cook till the juices of the bottle gourd reduces.
  • Mean while in another pot mix 1/4 cup Mava , milk, condensed milk, sugar and salt. Let it boil and then let it simmer on low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add the bottle gourd in the milk. On a low flame cook the bottle gourd stirring it occasionally till the bottle gourd has incorporated well with the other ingredients.
  • Add raisins, broken cashew nuts, Almond flakes, Cardamom powder, remaining Mava and ghee.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes. Keep it aside.

For Dough:

Mix flour and salt. Add ghee and mix the flour well. Add water as required and knead the flour to get a semi soft dough. Keep it covered for 15 minutes.


Making Modak:


  • Divide the dough into equal portios. Take a portion of the dough and roll it into a 2 inch circle. Add one spoon of the stuffing.
  • With the help of the fingers curl up the edges of the dough and gently get all the edges together and close the edges and with the help of fork prick the dough to give a modak shape.
  • Heat a oil in a deep frying pan and fry the modaks till golden brown.
  • These fried bottle gourd modak’s are ready to be offered to Lord Ganesha.


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