Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayak Chaturthi is a very popular festival in India. Different varieties of stuffed mawa modaks ,sweets and Naivaidhyams are made during Ganapati utsav. Sweet Modaks of different varieties are made and offered to Lord Ganesh. There are many versions, flavours and variety of making modaks.
Most popular and authentic modaks are made with flour stuffed with coconut and jaggery and then deep fried and the other very popular modaks are made with rice flour dough ,stuffed with coconut and jaggary filling and then steamed.
I have already posted an easy recipe for making Coconut rose modak ,which are made with coconut and condensed milk. Today I am sharing an easy, healthy, and delicious Modak recipe to offer to lord Ganesha.The outer covering is made with milk powder and condensed milk and cooked in microwave. If you don’t want to make it in microwave then you can cook it in a non stick pan till the dough start separating from the pan.
The filling is made with crushed nuts and dates and then stuffed inside the modak. A special type of mould is used to make these modaks, which is very easily available all over India, but may not be that easily available outside. In case you don’t have access to a mould, you can easily shape it without it – just make a stuffed ball and then gently pull the top with greased fingers to make a dome.