Modak - Sweet Food For The Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

by - August 24, 2017

Modak is a kind of sweet dumpling. It originated in India, in the state of Maharashtra. It is served during Ganesh Chaturthi, a holiday dedicated to the god Ganesh. The main ingredients of a Modak meatball usually include coconut and brown sugar, a type of sugar. Modaks are considered a vegetarian food, although not vegan, as they often contain butter.

Cooking a Modak begins with filling with fresh coconut and raw sugar, brown sugar that has been developed in India. It is a concentrated form of liquid cane sugar, and molasses containing both hard crystals. As for the plate, brown sugar should be shaved off a large hard driving block.

Although they are usually the two main ingredients of this cake, the filling may also contain other components. Some examples include raisins, chopped cashews or clarified butter. Spices such as cardamom are also used. Some Modaks are also filled with cucumber, fruit, or Moong, a kind of grains.

After creating the stuffing, then the rice flour dough is spooned in a circle. The sides of the dough are collected at a point, which gives the Modak form decorative ball of dough characteristic. They look a little like flower buds hermetically sealed.

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Modaks can be cooked in two different ways. Sometimes they are fried, while other times, they are boiled in hot water. The cooked version is often eaten warm with buffalo butter, a type of clarified butter, spoon in it. The steam version is meant to be consumed immediately, while fried dumplings can be stored for a couple of days. When cooked properly, Modaks should be very delicate and tender.

The Hindu god Ganesh is associated with new beginnings and intellectual investigation. And 'easily recognizable by him and the great belly of his elephant, and it is said that he is fond of sweets.Modak meatballs are said to be one of their favorites, and some icons show you with a close party dish.

During Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival dedicated to this god, Modak will beare set before icons Ganesh as an offering. Generally, anywhere from 21 to 108 Modaks are offered by a single family or group. Without modak meatballs, ceremonies around the icon during the ten-day festival are not considered complete.

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48 comments

  1. Looks delicious!
    Thank you for your kind words and visit.

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  2. Kalyan, hi!

    Oh my God!!!! My mouth is watering already: thank you so much for the recipe, man!
    I am going to print it out and try it! :D

    You are a gem!

    Cheers

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  3. Lovely in many ways!
    Greetings from Sweden
    /ingemar

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  4. looking cute...delicious...ofcourse....well made..

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  5. Lovely blog :)

    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi and the modaks looks absolutely yummy :)

    Thanks for dropping by at my site !

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  6. This is something what we do in different shape naming 'Kozakattai'. That looks so sweet and yummy.

    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Have a wonderful time at home friend :)

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  7. I love dumplings - these look and sound delicious.

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  8. A fine picture of these sweet dumplings. Nice close up work of this fine looking food.

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  9. this dumpling look like a simple dish to prepare, well may be not so easy :) hi, am glad i came here- great blog

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  10. ok ! seems to be delicious !
    see you !

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  11. I love dumplings
    they are delicious

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  12. Looks delicious Kalyan...
    I 2 did Modak this time... It came well...

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  13. Dumpling looks yummy, tempting and lovely. Perfectly prepared.

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  14. nice and it looks tasty/
    and the roses on the back makes it romantic

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  15. I love dumplings and have tried so many varieties but these just rocked my world. I never had these but looks so so so cute and yum!

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  16. this looks soo perfect! you should totally link up your post to our #ricelove bloghop party, so that others can find your awesome recipe!

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  17. I never had this version of dumpling. Sounds wonderful!

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  18. I love modaks! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. My mom makes similar ones we call Laru but with wheat flour. These are wonderful for Rice Love blog hop. Now I am craving my mom's but she is miles away..

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  20. Hope you had a great Happy Ganesh Chaturthi, those dumpling looks great, sadly i have missing them for years now!

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  21. Kalyan, you have an interesting blog here - am honoured that for a photographer like you, something I clicked looked good enough to eat. I must have visited your blog earlier, I'm not sure, but I'm sure I'll visit more often now.

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  22. I never tried those ones but they look delicious! I'm used to eat Paos i don't know if you see what i mean, they similar but they're lighter, they're still white when they're done.

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  23. These dumplings look totally delicious =)

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  24. I love dumplings and these look delicious! gloria

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  25. I love dumplings and these look delicious! gloria

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  26. the modaks look divine and so pretty!
    thansk for sharing!

    Richa @ Hobby And More Blog
    Hobby And More on Facebook

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  27. Kalyan, these modaks look delicious. We make plain rice flour steamed dumplings as offering to Ganesha, these ones with coconut stuffing are delightful.
    And Thank you for dropping by my blog.

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  28. Rice, coconut, and cardamom? I am definitely in! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Oh my, what delicious dumplings ! And they are so beautiful and dainty! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Great to cook along with you on #ricelove !

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  30. °º♫
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    Passei para uma visitinha...
    Fiquei encantada com a textura do bolinho... deve ser maravilhoso porque leva açúca mascavo... mas não conheço cardamomo... sei que deve ser um tempero... mas nunca vi.
    Boa semana, amigo.
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
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  31. Looks wonderful from your beautiful photos and
    the instructions. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  32. I wish I could stop by for a visit. That looks delicious.

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  33. I've never tried this before, but they look fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

    Great photos too! :P

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  34. I'd love to try this. Thanks for visiting One Magical Moment Per Day. :)

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  35. i really like coconut so i bet these are yummy!

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  36. Hi Kalyan

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! You have a beautful and interesting blog.

    These dumplings look so delicious--I know i would lkie them.

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  37. If these dumplings aren't the most beautiful I've ever seen then I don't know what is! A lovely addition to the #ricelove bloghop!

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  38. What a great photo...vibrant color! Looks delicious. :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  39. DELICIOUS...I woul like to try it...
    Nice pocture...with the red rose...Like it.

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  40. Anything made with coconut is high on my list, Kalyan, so I'm sure I would love this.

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  41. Coconut is a great flavor and these look delicious. You have a nice blog with many interesting topics. I will visit again!

    Bises,
    Genie

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