Offer Vegan Modaks to Ganpati Bappa!
Make this Ganesh Chaturthi cruelty-free by offering vegan modaks to Ganpati Bappa. Check out this tasty recipe!
The following recipe is adapted from VegRecipesOfIndia.com.
2 cups grated jaggery
2 1/2 cups grated fresh coconut
1 tsp cardamom powder
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp oil
1 1/2 cups rice flour
- Heat the jaggery and coconut in a thick-bottomed kadai. Stir until the jaggery melts and the mixture becomes a little dry. Avoid overcooking or the mixture will become very sticky and hard.
- Add the cardamom powder and mix well. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- In a separate pan, add the water, oil and salt and bring to a boil.
- Remove one cup of the boiling water and set aside. (This can be used later if the mixture becomes too dry.)
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the rice flour. Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula, adding flour or water as needed to attain a smooth, lump-free, soft dough.
- Knead the dough with your fingers, adding a little oil, if needed.
- Roll a small portion of the dough into a smooth ball between your palms. Flatten the ball and place a small portion of the jaggery-coconut mixture at the centre. Bring together all the edges and close the top. Remove any extra dough from the top and shape and taper with your fingers.
- Repeat this process with the remaining dough.
- Steam the modaks in a pressure cooker (without the whistle) for 10 to 15 minutes over a low to medium flame.
- The modaks are ready to be offered to Lord Ganesha!
Makes 4 servings
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!