Khirapat che Modak :Ganpati Specials

Khirapat che Modak :Ganpati Specials

By Harshada
  • Serves: 15 - 20
  • Prep Time: 20 Minute
  • Cooking: 25 Minute
  • Calories:




Our very dear Lord Ganpati’s Modaks takes different forms as they travel across Maharashtra. Before I got married , my modaks were limited to Ukadiche or steamed ones made from Steamed rice flour and fried ones from wheat flour . Both had common stuffing made with scraped coconut and jaggery. I still remember my first ganpati post marriage…and remember how grand it was !! And ohh my god…me and my mom in law made a big dabba full of modaks!! And they were not like the ones we made at home back in mumbai. They were made from dried coconut , dryfruits and sugar ,alongwith some other simple ingredients!! And they were called Khirapat che Modak! Khirapat is nothing but a mix of grated roasted dry coconut and castor sugar. Its also made as a prashad during evening aartis during the ganpati festival! These modaks are slightly smaller in size and very light. Being made from all dry ingredients,they can be stored for upto 2-3 days in an airtight container. 

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Knead a stiff dough from wheat flour,suji,ghee,salt and water as required. Keep covered for atleast 1 hour.
  2. Heat a pan and dry roast grated dry coconut on medium flame till just brown. Transfer in a plate to cool. Now roast suji , followed by besan and add them to the dry coconut.
  3. Once cooled,add sugar,nuts cardamom powder and raisins.Mix together and keep aside.
  4. Pinch small portions of the dough and roll it into a small round puri. Put a tsp or more of the stuffing at the center and pleat the sides of puri and gather together and pinch to form a tip. Pinch off excess dough and shape the modak.
  5. Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry the modaks in medium hot oil till crisp and browned.
  6. These modaks stay good for 7 days in air tight jar.

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