Modhgam is an Indian sweet dumpling dish popular in many Indian states and cultures. According to Hindu belief, it is considered one of the favourite dishes of Lord Ganesha and is therefore used in prayers. The sweet consists of freshly grated coconut and jaggery, while the outer soft shell is made from rice flour.
In Japan, a sweet similar to modhagam and known locally as kangidan, is offered to god Kangiten, the Japanese version of Lord Ganesha. Kangidans are made from curds, honey, and red bean paste. They are wrapped in kneaded dough made from parched flour and shaped like a bun before they are deep fried.
LETS SEE HOW TO PREPARE:
Rava Modhagam | Rava Kozhukattai
Course : Sweet
Cuisine : Indian
Prep time : 5 minutes
Process time : 15 minutes
Total time : 20 minutes
Rava/semolina - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 cup
Cooked moong dal - 1 cup
Dry coconut - 1/4 cup
Salt - pinch
Oil/Ghee - 3 tsp
Jaggery syrup - 1 cup
Roast the rava in the ghee. Then add dry coconut,cooked moong dal and rice flour and mix them well.
Add a pinch of salt and roast them all.
Now add jaggery syrup little by little and keep mixing until it form a dough.
Finally, when it forms soft dough, cover and rest for 10minutes.
Mix the well dough while it is warm, without any cracks.
Apply oil or ghee on your palms, take small portion of dough and make a desire shape or like modhagam shape.
Place them in a steam plate and steam them for 15 minutes. Once steamed, remove from plate and serve hot!!
"we are like dumplings. we have different ingredients in us, that's what makes us dumping, that's what make us unique."
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