Modak Recipe – Fried Modak Recipe

Modak recipe – How to make Modak without Mould – Modakam – Talalele Modak recipe – Fried Modak Recipe

Modak is an Indian sweet popular in many parts of Western and Southern states of India. This sweet dumpling stuffed with a sweet filling made of jaggery and freshly grated coconut and the outer case/cover is made of rice flour or wheat flour or maida flour.

I have already shared a steamed version of Modak is called ‘Ukadiche Modak’ and often eaten hot with ghee. while the fried one is called as ‘Talalele Modak’. The steamed ones are soft and luscious and the fried ones are crunchy. Preparing Kudum would be quite a messy affair especially if you don’t have practice or if you don’t get things right. Hence it does need the practice to make this delicate dessert.

Please do try my other dessert recipes like pineapple Sheera, Besan Laddoo, Kaju Katli, and other recipes.

So let’s start making delicious fried Kozhakkattai

Preparation Time: 45 min

Ingredients for Stuffing:

  • 1 cup raw grated coconut
  • 3/4th cup jaggery (finely crushed)
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4-5 cardamom
  • 2 tbsp dry fruits of your choice(optional)

Ingredients for outer Cover/Case:

  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour/Maida
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • pinch of salt
  • water as required

Instruction for Stuffing:

  1. Firstly, in a heated pan add poppy seeds and sesame seeds and roast for 1-2 min. Keep it aside.
  2. Then, in the same pan add 3 tbsp ghee and let it melt.
  3. Further, add coconut and saute till nice fragrance.
  4. Furthermore, add jaggery and let it melt.
  5. Finally, when jaggery starts melting add poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dry fruits, and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  6. switch off the flame and keep it aside.

Instruction for Cover/Case:

  1. Firstly, in a bowl take 1/2 cup maida and wheat flour.
  2. Further, add a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp of ghee.
  3. Now by adding water as required the knead it to the soft dough.
  4. If you feel the dough is dry and hard, add some water and continue to knead till the dough turns smooth.
  5. Finally, let the dough rest for 15minutes.

Instruction for Modak:

  1. Firstly, take a small amount(lemon size) of kneaded dough on hands and make small round ball.
  2. Dust some flour and roll them into thin round discs. Just ensure the discs has no cracks.
  3. Further, place some filling in the center and start forming pleats or pinch the edges(5-6 pleats).
  4. Similarly, make the Modaks with rest of the dough.
  5. Furthermore, heat oil in the deep pan. when the oil is hot enough put on the flame to medium and drop the Modaks gently and consistently to fry them evenly until golden.
  6. Drain them onto kitchen tissues.
  7. Finally, delicious Modaks are ready to be served. or cool them completely and store into the airtight container.

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