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Ganesh Chaturthi Special: 5 different but easy modak recipes

Last updated on: August 24, 2017 16:32 IST

Wow your guests with these delicious modak preparations.

With the 10-day Ganpati festival round the corner, it is time to welcome Lord Ganesha and offer him his favourite modaks.

Modaks (sweet rice flour dumplings filled with coconut and jaggery) or Ukadiche modak, is a ritual sweet dish, specially prepared on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi to offer to Ganpati Bappa. It is later distributed as prasad (sacrament) to everyone after the aarti (a Hindu ceremony in which lights with wicks soaked in ghee are lit and offered up to the deity)

Hatwalaniche Ukadiche Modak is something everyone enjoys during the festival. It is either made at home or purchased from shops.

While the traditional ones are a must-have, today there are interesting variations too, to cater to different taste buds.

Dry fruits, mascarpone cheese, peanut butter, fruit compote, nutella and salted caramel are some of the ingredients combined to make avant-garde and exotic modaks.

Mini Ribeiro gets five chefs from Mumbai to share unusual modak recipes that can be prepared at home.

Not a huge fan of unusual modaks? Then this recipe is for you!

Tricolour Gulkand Modak

Tricolour Gulkand Modak

IMAGE: Recipe by executive chef Sudhir Pai, Holiday Inn, Mumbai International Airport

Ingredients

For the filling

For the cover

Method

For the filing

For the cover

The modak filling process


Puran Poli Modak 

Puran Poli Modak

IMAGE: Recipe by sr. sous chef Mohan Patil, Hotel Marine Plaza, Mumbai.

Ingredients

For dough

For stuffing

Method

For dough

For stuffing

To assemble


Chocolate Truffle and Mawa Modak

Chocolate Truffle and Mawa Modak

IMAGE: Recipe by executive sous chef Sanjeev, The Lalit, Mumbai.

Ingredients

Method

For chocolate truffle coating

To assemble


Motichoor Mawa Modak Dimsum

Motichoor Mawa Modak Dimsum

IMAGE: Recipe by executive chef Ashvini Kumar, Four Points by Sheraton, Navi Mumbai

Ingredients

Method

For modak dough

For filling

To assemble

Note: You can make this in the regular shape of modaks or try any other shape as desired.


Blueberry and Lemon Coconut Modak

Blueberry and Lemon Coconut Modak

IMAGE: Recipe by executive chef Salil Fadnis, Sahara Star, Mumbai.

Ingredients

For blueberry filling

For lemon coconut filling

For dough

For shrikhand sauce

Method

For blueberry filling

Cook sugar and frozen blueberry in a heated pan, until sugar is dissolve and and the mixture has thickened.

For lemon coconut filling

For dough

For shrikhand sauce

To assemble

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 Lead pic: Kind courtesy kidsstoppress/Instagram

Mini Ribeiro Mumbai