Friday, August 29, 2014

Coconut Modak

One of the simplest ways to make Modak or Laddoos is using Milkmaid. So for all those home cooks like me, who are pressed for time, and still want to make Naivedya for Ganapati Bappa, I am sharing today's recipe of Coconut Modak.

This recipe is derived from the coconut ladoo recipe in the Milkmaid recipe Booklet.
Coconut Modaks - Makes 21 big or 30 small Modaks
Indian Coconut Truffles
1 tin Milkmaid or Any sweetened condensed milk (14 oz. can)
2 cups unsweetened, desiccated/dry coconut
1/2 cup ricotta cheese

9 green cardamoms, peeled, powdered
Few threads of  saffron
1 very small piece of nutmeg, grated

1. Pour sweetened condensed milk in a nonstick kadhai.
2. Switch gas to low.
3. Pour a cup of coconut. Stir well.
4. Add another cup of coconut and ricotta cheese.
5. The mixture still has a lot of moisture at this stage.
5. Keep stirring on a medium heat till mixture thickens.
6. Add crushed cardamom, nutmeg and saffron. Keep stirring till all the moisture is evaporated.
7. Let it cool completely.
8. Grease modak moulds. Make modaks. Or using greased palms, roll into uniformly shaped ladoos.

Note -
1. Use charoli, almond slivers or pistachios slivers for garnish - if you like.
2. Above proportion gave me 21 small modaks and 9 small laddoos.

गणपती  बाप्पा मोरया 

Ganapati Bappa, Kensigton Market Area, Toronto, Canada

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