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INGREDIENTS FOR COVERING:
Maida – 1 cup
Fine sooji – 1 cup
Wheat flout – 1 cup
Salt a pinch
Hot melted ghee for moyan [shortening ] – 2 tbsp
Oil / Ghee for deep frying the modaks
INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING:
Freshly grated coconut – 1 cup
Mava / khava – ¼ cup
Grated Jaggery -1/2 cup or ¾ cup
Poppy seeds / khus khus – 1 tsp roasted
Cashew – 5 finely chopped
Almond – 5 finely chopped
Charoli – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1
Elaichi pwdr – 1 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
METHOD FOR MAKING THE DOUGH FOR THE COVERING:
Take maida + wheat flour sooji + salt in a big plate .
Add hot melted ghee all over the flour .
Start mixing the flour with clean hands .
Add water little by little and start kneading the dough .
Knead it into a soft dough .
Rub little oil all over the dough .
Cover and keep aside for 30 mins or more .
METHOD FOR MAKING THE FILLING:
Taka a pan and dry roast the poppy seeds
Remove and keep aside .
In the same pan add mava + 1 tsp sugar ,stir fry for 2 mins on low flame till golden.
Remove and keep aside .
Heat ghee in a pan ,add the grated coconut and fry for 3 to 4 mins on medium flame.
Add jaggery and mix well .
Stir fry till dry
Off the flame .
Add mava and mix well .
Add chopped dry fruit + elaichi pwdr mix
Filling is ready for use.
**Filling should not be very dry else ,it will become difficult to stuff .
METHOD FOR MAKING MODAKS:
Knead the dough once again .
Take a big portion .
And roll it into a big circle by dusting flour .
Now take a glass or round cookie cutter and make small pooris as shown in pic .
Arrange all the pooris on a paper .
Now take a small portion of the filling [ 1 or 2 tsp ] and place it in the centre of the poori .
Now take one in hand and start pleating .
Make pleats little nearer so that you get many pleats and they look good .
Now start gathering the pleats delicately using thumb and little finger as shown in video .
Don’t press hard ,do it gently.
Pinch on the top and remove excess dough .
***Seal it properly , so that the pleats don’t open .
Repeat the process with remaining.
Heat oil /ghee for deep fry .
Slide in few modaks at a time .
Fry on medium low flame till golden.
Remove on absorbent paper.
Fried modaks are ready to serve .