Talniche Modak / Maharashtrian Fried Modak Recipe


To make 21-23 modak

Ingredients


For Cover

All purpose flour / Maida - 1/2 cup
Semolina / Sooji - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Filling

Dry grated coconut - 1 cup (Use fresh shredded coconut if available)
Grated jaggery - 1/3 cup
Almonds - 10 (Sliced)
Green cardamom - 6
Milk - 4 tsp
Pinch of salt

Procedure

  • Mix all purpose flour and semolina together. Add salt to taste. 
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan. Oil should be little warm. Add into flour and mix well. Remove all the lumps.
  • Now start kneading the dough by adding little milk at a time. Dough should be stiff than regular chapati dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap. Let it rest for 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, make the filling for modak.
  • Take coconut in a mixing bowl. Add grated jaggery and mix well. Microwave this mixture for a minute. Give it a quick stir.
  • Add 4 tsp of milk and mix well. Again microwave this mixture for a minute.
  • Finally add sliced almonds, pinch of salt and cardamom powder. Now the filling is ready.
  • Take a blueberry sized ball and roll it like a thin puri. Roll it as thin as possible. If the cover is thin, modak will become more crispy.
  • Place a big spoonful of filling on it. Fold the edges as shown in picture and gather them at the center. Make sure you seal it nicely. 
  • Follow the same steps to make rest of the modaks. 
  • Keep them covered with kitchen towel.
  • Deep fry them nicely till they get brown color. 
  • Transfer them onto paper towel.

  • Let them cool down completely before you serve them. Store them into  a air tight container or zip lock bag.

21 comments:

  1. looks good
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  2. Bookmarked!!! Yummm...I luv Modak!

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  3. Wonderful! Looks tasty too!
    I specially liked the modak pleats - they have come very neat. I am now tempted to try them !

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  4. So beautifully done, for a minute I thought you had used molds..

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  5. so pretty...great effort in taking step by step pictures..the modaks look very crispy and yummy..

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  6. I neer knew that we can fry Modeks.. but neverthless, this seems to b such a tempting version of already indulgant modaks.. Gawd !! I am never tired of sweets :(

    Lovely descriptive post.. :)

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  7. This looks very tempting...Never knew that modaks can be fried too...

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  8. looks so lovely and great clicks...

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  9. You have done the modaks beautifully! They are so cute! :)

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  10. Such cute looking modals. We make similar in the south, but we do not use APF though. Its so nice to see your step by step version.

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  11. perfectly made dear...the modaks look so so delicious.....drooling over the pics....beautiful clicks n nice presentation !!

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  12. perfectly done. Looks delicious

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  13. Wow they looks damn cute and quite addictive, You have done extremely prefect Poonam.

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  15. These look perfect! You make the rolling part look so easy, but I`m sure if I tried it would look like some deformed lump..

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  16. Amazing modak n perfect shapes...

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  17. This is so new to me... looks delicious.

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  18. Can you show the folds in detail

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