Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 30 to 40 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients: For the outer cover 1 cup rice flour 1 tsp ghee 1 cup water a pinch of salt ¼ cup chopped pistachio For the filling 1 ½ cup s shrdded coconut ½ tsp cardamom powder 1 tsp roasted poppy seed 1 tsp roasted sesame seed 1 cup sugar / jaggery (gur) Methods Of Cooking:First make the filling. Though it is traditionally make by jaggery but I used sugar. Mix coconut and sugar on medium heat. Stir continuously until it is well mixed. Then add cardamom powder and the roasted poppy and sesame seed. Mix well. Filling is ready. Remove from heat and allow it to cool. For the outer cover of the modak, boil 1 cup water and when it comes to boil add ghee, salt and rice flour and stir quickly so as to remove all lumps. Stir again and again. Make sure the dough should not be too dry or sticky. Now remove from pan from heat. Add chopped pistachio. Now knead it while hot. Divide this dough into small balls. Grease the palm with little oil. Take a ball of dough to from cup shape. Place about teaspoon coconut filling. Dip thumb and index finger in oil and make 5 to 6 small pinches side by side on the outside edges of the cup. Bring them together on top and join together on top and joint to form a peak. This should look like a whole garlic pod. But I must say my is not perfect in shape as I told that this my first time. But with little practice you can make perfect. Now put your modaks in a steamer and steam for about 15 minutes. Make Ganesha happy.
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