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Modak (Sweet Fried Dumpling)
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

A delicacy which is deep fried  and sweet dumplings made out of all purpose flour , coconut and jaggery 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12
  • 2 cup coconut shredded
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
Dough for outer covering
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour(Maida)
  • ½ cup Semolina(Rava)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 8 tbsp milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 5 cups oil for deep frying
To Make Filling
  1. Heat a pan and add coconut and  jaggery to it.

  2. Keep stirring gently. As it gets heated,  jaggery will melt. Cook for about  7 to 8  minutes .

  3. Add cardamom powder and continue stirring .The stuffing should be just about dry or semi-dry  , not too wet or too dry as it can get hard.

  4. Transfer into a bowl and let it cool.

To Make dough and modak
  1. Take the all purpose flour and semolina in a bowl .

  2. Add the oil and mix well.

  3. Next add the milk and knead well.

  4. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 10 minutes.

  5. Divide the dough into small portions to make small balls and roll into small circles about the size of your palm.

  6. Wet the circumference of the circle with a little milk.

  7. Holding the rolled circle on your palm , place about a tablespoon of filling in the center of the circle .

  8. Make neat little pleats by pinching the sides which will stick together as they are wet.

  9. Join all the pleats at the center and glue them together by pressing them all together.

  10. Keep all the modaks  filled and ready to be deep fried.

  11. Heat oil with a medium flame .When hot enough fry the modaks till they are golden brown in color. Drain the modak out  into a container lined with paper towel .

  12. Modak is ready to be served.