Sep 9, 2013

Super Quick Modhaks/ Sweet Dumplings!

Modhak or kozhukattai is an Indian dessert made for the celebration of Lord Ganesha's birthday. And since I am always looking for super fast ways to make stuff, I came up with this recipe. I am not sure if it passes the religion test but it sure passes the taste test.

Ingredients  -

Rice paper rolls - 4
Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder- 2
Almond slices - 2 tbsp

Method -

1. Melt the sugar and coconut together till it forms a solid, crumbly mixture. Add the almond and cardamom and stir.

2. Immerse the rice paper roll in warm water till it gets translucent.

3. Spoon the filling onto the rice paper and roll and twist to the best modhak shape that you can manage.

4.Steam the dumplings in a steamer for ten minutes. I used a regular pressure cooker with which I make idlis.

5. Top the dumplings with almond slivers and a little of the filling and serve hot.

Thats it. The actual recipe calls for making a lump-free paste with rice flour and then folding them onto a dumpling shape. I think this is a much simpler way to do it with almost the same taste. Do you have any shortcuts for festival recipes? Do share in the comments!

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