Rava modak recipe (Semolina modak)

Rava modak recipe – It is quick and easy to make modak recipe. Also known as semolina modak.

rava modak recipe

ganesh chaturthi was yesterday. But Ganpati festival lasts for 10 days. It ends after the ganesh visarjan. So I thought it is not yet late to share a modak recipe here. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to my all readers.

Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

I have already shared the traditional modak recipe few days ago. That is made from rice flour. After it is shaped, you need to steam them. But For this rava modak recipe. you don’t need to steam these modaks. Just make the dough and stuffing. Then shape using the mould. yes it is that easy to make.

Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

The stuffing is made from coconut and jaggery only. If you like you can add poppy seeds or chopped nuts and raisins. But here I have kept it plain.

The outer cover is made from semolina and milk. The texture of it is so soft and fluffy.

I have adapted the recipe from here. The original recipe was calling for coconut milk. But I have substituted with regular whole milk. Also the recipe says to shape them by hand. But here I have used modak mould just because it was easy and convenient to me. I have not tried without mould.

The color of the stuffing depends on the type and color of the jaggery.

Other modak recipes on the blog are Mawa modak  // chocolate modak  //  fried modak.


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1) First make the stuffing. Take coconut and jaggery in a pan. Turn the heat on medium.

2) Mix it well. Here I am using frozen shredded coconut, that’s why you see the big lumps here.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

3) But as it heats up Jaggery will starts to melt and coconut will also starts to loosen up.

4) After couple of minutes, everything is well blended. Keep stirring and cooking.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

5) Add cardamom powder.

6) cook till the mixture becomes dry. It took me altogether 6-7 minutes. Do not cook it for long time otherwise it becomes chewy. Turn off the stove and keep it side to cool.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

7) While stuffing is cooling, make the dough for outer layer. take sooji in a pan on low-medium heat.

8) Dry roast it with stirring constantly.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

9) Roast till it starts to change its color slightly. make sure that it does not get burn. It took me 7-8 minutes.

10) Remove it to a plate.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

11) Now in a pan take water and milk. Turn the heat on medium.

12) Add ghee and mix.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

13) Let the mixture come to a boil.

14) Once it starts boiling add roasted sooji.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

15) Immediately start mixing it. It will thin and pasty.

16) Within a minute or two, it will starts to thicken up.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

17) Keep stirring and cooking.

18) Till it comes together like a dough. It will take only 2-3 minutes.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

19) Remove it to a plate. Let it cool down slightly.

20) As soon as you can handle the mixture, spread it on plate. So you can start kneading.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

21) It should be hot or warm. Do not let it cool down for longer, otherwise you won’t get the smooth dough.

22) Keep kneading till you get smooth and non sticky dough. If you feel too hot, then you can dip your hand in the water and continue kneading process.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

23) To shape the modak, Now grease the modak mould using ghee. Take small ball and insert into the mould.

24) Using your finger, press it tightly and make hollow center.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

25) Fill the center using the stuffing mixture.

26) Now close the open part using little dough by pressing it. Make sure that it is sealed properly.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

27) Carefully open the mould.

28) Remove the modak and place it on the plate. Continue shaping all the modaks.
Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

Serving suggestions: It is offered to Lord ganesha during the ganesh chaturthi festival as a bhog/prasad. Then it is served to everyone.

Rava modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi | Semolina modak

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Rava modak recipe (Semolina modak recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 10 modaks
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For stuffing:

  • ½ cup Coconut grated, Fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup Jaggery (Gur)
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder

For outer cover:

  • ½ cup Sooji (rava or semolina) (fine verity)
  • ½ cup Water
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Ghee (clarified butter)
  • teaspoon Salt

Instructions

Making stuffing:

  1. Take coconut and jaggery in a pan. Turn the heat on medium.
  2. Mix it well. But as it heats up Jaggery will starts to melt.
  3. Keep stirring and cooking.
  4. Add cardamom powder. cook till the mixture becomes dry. It took me altogether 6-7 minutes.
  5. Turn off the stove and keep it side to cool.

Making stuffing:

  1. Take sooji in a pan on low-medium heat.
  2. Dry roast it with stirring constantly till it starts to change its color slightly. make sure that it does not get burn. It took me 7-8 minutes.
  3. Remove it to a plate.
  4. Now in a pan take water and milk. Turn the heat on medium.
  5. Add ghee and mix. Let the mixture come to a boil.
  6. Once it starts boiling add roasted sooji.
  7. Immediately start mixing it. It will thin and pasty.
  8. Within a minute or two, it will starts to thicken up.
  9. Keep stirring and cooking till it comes together like a dough. It will take only 2-3 minutes.
  10. Remove it to a plate. Let it cool down slightly.
  11. It should be hot or warm. Do not let it cool down for longer, otherwise you won’t get the smooth dough.
  12. Keep kneading till you get smooth and non sticky dough. If you feel too hot, then you can dip your hand in the water and continue kneading process.

Making rava modak recipe:

  1. To shape the modak, grease the modak mould using ghee.
  2. Take small ball and insert into the mould.
  3. Using your finger, press it tightly and make hollow center.
  4. Fill the center using the stuffing mixture.
  5. Now close the open part using little dough by pressing it. Make sure that it is sealed properly.
  6. Carefully open the mould.
  7. Remove the modak and place it on the plate.
  8. Continue shaping all the modaks.

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