Ragi Millet Modak : I planned to post several recipes for Vinayagar/Ganesh Chaturthi, though I prepared and clicked few but due to time constraints I couldn’t publish all on time…Today’s recipe is one healthy Ragi millet modaks (without filling/stuffing) prepared with just few ingredients also this Ragi Vella modhagam needs very less time to make. Quite easy, quick and healthy recipe to try during Lord Ganesha’s birthday!!!
Recipe Source :- Own
Yields – 8-9 Modaks as shown in pictures
Millet Modak Ingredients
Ragi Flour – 1/2 Cup ( can take half quantity rice flour and half ragi flour as well)
Jaggery – 3/4th Cup
Pottukadalai (roasted gram) or Almond Flour – 1/4 Cup
Peanut Flour – 1/4 Cup (Dry roast the Peanut, remove skin and powder it).
Shredded Coconut – 3 Tbsp
Water – 1/2 Cup or just to immerse jaggery
Cardamom Powder – 2tsp
- In a wide mixing bowl take Ragi flour and, keep aside.
- Add jaggery in a sauce pan with 1/2cup water(Pic 1) and boil in medium flame, if you want you can strain the impurities and again start boiling it.
- Once jaggery gets thick (you no need to check string consistency) or when starts foaming well and if you add a drop of syrup in water it should not dissolve that is the right consistency to put off the flame (Pic 2).
- Now add cardamom powder, coconut to jaggery syrup, reserve 1-2 tbsp of syrup and immediately add to ragi flour (Pic 3).
- Use spatula and mix all well, if needed add the reserved jaggery.
- Now add rest of flours and everything comes together like shown in picture 4 start making the shapes.
- Make sure the dough is hand bearable; if so take 8-9 lemon size balls from it.
- Place each ball in between oil greased modak mould and hold tightly to remove excess(Pic 5).
- Now gently transfer the shaped one to idli/steamer plates (Pic 6).
- Repeat the above process till done with prepared balls.
- Steam the modak for 3-5 minutes or till done.