Cocount Rose Modak Recipes

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Coconut Rose Modak is a delightful and colorful variation of the traditional Modak, a sweet dumpling often offered to Lord Ganesha during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. These modaks are flavored with rose essence and garnished with desiccated coconut. Here’s the recipe:

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
For the Outer Layer:
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)
For the Filling:
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1/2 cup jaggery, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon rose essence or rose water
  • A few drops of pink food coloring (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
Instructions:
Prepare the Outer Layer:
  1. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of ghee.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and gradually add 1 cup of rice flour while continuously stirring to avoid lumps.
  3. Cook the mixture for a few minutes until it comes together as a dough and leaves the sides of the pan. Remove it from heat.
  4. Allow the dough to cool slightly. When it’s still warm, knead it into a smooth and soft dough. Cover it with a damp cloth to prevent drying.

Prepare the Filling: 5. In another pan, add grated coconut and grated jaggery. Cook this mixture over low heat.

  1. Stir continuously until the jaggery melts, and the mixture comes together. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add rose essence or rose water, cardamom powder, and pink food coloring (if using). Mix well.
  3. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until the mixture thickens slightly.
  4. Remove it from heat and let it cool.

Shape the Modaks: 10. Grease your palms with a little ghee. Take a small portion of the rice flour dough and shape it into a small bowl-like structure with your fingers.

  1. Place a spoonful of the coconut-jaggery mixture inside the rice flour cup.
  2. Seal the edges of the cup and shape it into a modak by pinching the top. Make sure to create pleats on the top to give it the traditional modak shape.
  3. Repeat this process to make more modaks.

Offer to Lord Ganesha: These Coconut Rose Modaks are now ready to be offered to Lord Ganesha during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. You can also enjoy them as a sweet treat.

Cook’s Tips:

  • If you don’t have rose essence or rose water, you can use a few drops of rose syrup for flavor.
  • Adjust the amount of jaggery to suit your sweetness preference.
  • You can also garnish the modaks with slivered almonds or pistachios for added crunch and flavor.
I'm Mageswari, and as a content writer, I specialize in creating content for food blogs. I have always been passionate about food, from trying out new recipes to exploring different cuisines from around the world.

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