Ganesha Chathurthi is just around the corner, so it’s time to bring out the moulds or your modaka making skills. Well, I am not very good at making modakas but here’s a recipe I gave a try and folks at home loved it.
I tried making it healthy using whole wheat flour and shallow frying and using less of jaggery. But hey, you don’t have to do that. This is a celebration of a deity who is fond of sweets, so that’s a license for the kids to go all out with sweets.
Along with this recipe and other customs that follows in your respective homes, you could also involve your kids with some fun activities and read some interesting books. You could download the below attached pictures of Ganesha for “lentil art” and “colouring”. Please see the finished art samples for just an idea but your kids can be as creative as they like.
Recommended books are “Ganesha’s sweet tooth”, “The Elephant Prince”, “Amma, tell me about Ganesha”.
For the filling
- Coconut( shredded or powdered) (Fresh or dry) your choice – 1 cup
- Jaggery – 1/2 cup
- Cashew – 3 or 4 finely chopped
- Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
For the outer covering
- Whole wheat flour – 3/4 cup
- Semolina – 1/4 cup
- Warm ghee – 2 tbsp
- Salt – a pinch
- Milk – 3-4 tbsp ( add slowly as you knead)
To save the image to your desktop – Click right on the image and select the option save image as.