Ukadiche Chocolate Modak


Ukadiche modak is one of the most popular modak variety made during Ganesh chaturthi festival in maharashtra.
Modak is one of my favorite sweet and this time I wanted to try a something new too.
we all like the sweet jaggery and coconut filling inside the modak but I added chocolates to the filling to try this new
Ukadiche Chocalate Modak. Do try this out and let me know how did you find this modern style Modak.

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Preparation time : 30 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins
Serves : 4

INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)

For the outer modak covering:

1 cup rice flour
1.5 cups water
¼ tsp oil or ghee
a pinch of salt

For the inner sweet filling:

1 cup fresh grated coconut

½ tsp grated almonds
¾ cup grated jaggery
½ cup melted choclate (hershey syrup)
¼ tsp cardamom powder
a pinch of nutmeg powder or grated numeg
½ tsp ghee or oil
½ tsp rice flour (optional)

Direction || How to make Ukadiche Chocolate Modak.

For the sweet filling :

Heat ghee in a pan.
Then add grated fresh coconut ,almonds and grated jaggery.
Mix well and cook this coconut-jaggery mixture on a low flame. the jaggery will melt first.
Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder and saute it for a minute
stir at times and cook this mixture till the moisture from the jaggery begins to dry.
Next add melted chocolate to the mixture and cook it for a minute or so.
Switch off the flame. don’t overcook as the mixture then hardens.
Keep this sweet filling aside.
on cooling the mixture will thicken more.
For making the outer cover of the ukadiche modak:

In a pan add the water, oil and salt. keep it on the stove top.
Let this mixture come to a boil.
Reduce the flame and add the rice flour gradually. quickly stir and mix the flour with the water.
stir till all the rice flour is mixed with the water.
switch off the flame. remove the pan from the stove top and then cover this pan with a lid for 4 to 5 minutes.
Now take all the dough in a plate or in a bowl.
Gather the dough together and begin to knead it.
the dough will be hot when, you begin to knead. so apply some water on your palms and knead the dough. knead the dough very well.
if you feel the dough looks dense or hard or dry, then just add a few teaspoons of warm water and continue to knead.
Make small balls from the dough. roll the balls till smooth in your palms.
you can also apply some water on your palms, while rolling the balls. keep the balls covered with a kitchen towel.
The balls should be smooth in appearance and should not have any cracks.

For assembling & shaping modaks:

Take a ball and flatten it with your fingers to a round disc or a shallow bowl shape. you can apply ghee/oil in your palms, while flattening.
place the modak filling in the center.
Press the edges as shown in the pic below.
you can also press the edges first and then add
Bring together all the edges and join them.
Remove the extra portion of the dough from the top, if any. shape and taper the top of the modak with your fingers.
Make all the modaks this way.
Next keep water for steaming in a steamer.
Grease the steamer pan lightly with oil or ghee
keep the modaks in a steamer pan.
Cover the pan with a lid and steam for 10 to 15 minutes on a low flame.
Some modaks may crack whilst shaping or steaming, buts its alright as you are trying it for first time as I did.

Enjoy this modern ukadiche modak , your kids will love it for sure 🙂

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