Ganpati festival is here and we all know Bappa's favorite is Modak. Many varieties of traditional and fusion Modaks are made these days. Though all time favorite is this fried or तळणीचे Modak.
Happy that I am able to post this recipe just in time..Try it and do let me know how it turns out...
1. 1 cup maida
2. 1/4 cup milk
3. 1/4 cup water
4. 1/2 cup sugar
5. 1/2 cup desiccated coconut/ coconut powder
6. Pinch of salt
7. 2 tbsp kishmish
8. Oil for frying
1. Heat milk to just lukewarm. Do not boil. Add 2 tbsp sugar and mix well so that sugar dissolves. Add water to milk and sugar mix and keep aside
2. Add maida in a bowl. Add salt and mix well.
3. Heat 2 tbsp oil and add hot oil to maida. With help of a spoon, mix well.
Rub the oil and maida together with hands such that the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
4. Now slowly add milk-sugar-water mix to knead tight dough.
5. Cover and keep the dough for resting for 15-20 mins.
6. To make filling, powder the remaining sugar using grinder. Add coconut powder to powdered sugar. Add kishmish and mix together. Keep aside.
7. Now roll maida dough into thin chapati. Cut into 4 poories using round cutter or a lid.
8. Add a tbsp of coconut filling to each poori and give a shape of modak.
9. Make remaining modak same way.
10. Heat oil in kadhai and as its.completely hot fry 2-3 modak at a time on low flame strring as needed.
Fry on low flame only to ensure modak don't turn soft after frying.
Drain on absorbent paper.
Your fried Modak Prasad is ready!