Talalele (Fried) Modak

received_1194077273947639These are fried Modaks made with Refined flour and Wheat flour,has sugar and coconut as stuffing and they are deep fried.I have fond memories about this dish,every year for Ganpati my mom used to make these Modaks….and now I follow her foot steps…

Ingredients:

2 cups Refined flour.

1 cup Wheat flour.

1 cup Rava.

1/2 cup Refined Oil.

Oil for frying.

Salt to taste.

For stuffing:

2 cups grated Coconut.

1 & 1/2 cup sugar.

1 tbsp Charoli.

1 tsp Poppy seeds.

salt to taste.

1 tbsp small pieces of Cashewnuts

1 tsp Cardamom powder.

Method:

Soak 1 cup rava in 1 cup water for half an hour.

Now add wheat flour,maida,oil and salt to soaked rava.

Knead a hard dough.

Keep side for half an hour.

For stuffing in a thick bottom pan ,mix together sugar,grated coconut,poppy seeds,cashew nuts & charoli.

Cook on slow flame,till sugar melts and the mixture dries up completely.

Switch off the gas and add cardamom powder,mix well.

Remove in a plate and keep aside for cooling.

Take a small  lemon size ball of  the dough,and roll into a roti.

Pick and place the roti in your palm,now put a spoonful of stuffing in the centre.

Pinch the dough, gather all the corners together and press the top portion to form  modak.

Finish all the dough and the  stuffing like this.

Keep covered under wet cloth,to avoid drying and cracking of the modak.

Once all the modaks are made,Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadai.Place 4 to 5 modaks and fry on medium flame till modaks turn light brown.

Remove on absorbant paper.

Serve hot.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera

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