Coconut Semolina Modak
Modak is one of the favorite sweet of the Hindu God Ganesha and is specially prepared as a prasadam during the Ganesha festival. Ganesha chaturthi festival is around the corner and we all think of just one recipe, ukadiche modak. It is one of the must offering Prasad for ganapati festival but you can also prepare other types of modak. One of the simple and easy modak recipes is Coconut Rava Modak.
Coconut Rava(semolina) modak is an easy variation of modak made with semolina, Freshly grated Coconut, jaggery and cardamom powder. This is an easy recipe as it takes less time as you don’t need to steam them. The traditional version of modak is made with rice flour and stuffed with coconut and jaggery filling which takes time and need to steam as well.
These soft and smooth Coconut Rava Modaks, are purely blissful and insanely delicious. These modaks satiate the sweet cravings and the festival’s excitement!
You need few ingredients for this recipe and it is even simple if you use a modak mould Whichever form you choose they are simply delectable sweets.
Do make it this festival season and pray for blessing for your family and loved ones to Lord Ganesh.
Coconut Semolina Modak
- 1 cup Rava (Semolina)
- 1 cup fresh grated Coconut
- 3/4 cup Jaggery powder or brown sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped Cashews
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- Heat a pan add semolina and dry roast for a few minutes till semolina turns aromatic.
- Add ghee and roast further for a few minutes.
- Add grated coconut, chopped cashew and Jaggery powder saute it for 2 mins.
- Now add milk and cook till the milk is absorbed and semolina becomes soft.
- Cook further till moisture evaporates well.
- Lastly, add cardamom powder and mix well. Switch off flame and transfer the mixture to a plate and allow to cool.
- Add 2 tsp ghee while the mixture is still warm and knead gently, it will turn into dough.
- Using Modak mould start making Coconut Rava Modaks.
- Garnish with almonds or pista and it's ready to Serve.
- Use good quality Semolina for best results.
- Roast the rava in ghee to prevent it from sticky texture.
- You can use desiccated Coconut instead of freshly grated coconut.
- You can also add other chopped dryfruits of your choice.
- Additionally, you can add kesar to get nice saffron colour and flavour.