MOONG DAL MODAKAM
Modak or Modakam is a dumpling steamed or fried in Indian cuisine. It is made during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and there are many varieties and variations in this delicacy. In our houses we make both sweet and savory modaks both of which is equally delicious. The one I am sharing with you here today is made with moong daL and jaggery along with grated coconut. The outer dough is made with rice flour and it is a very easy recipe to make. If you are uncomfortable or lack in practice in shaping the modakams, then you can make use of the moulds available in the market. As we all know moong dal is full of protein and is easily digestable too. If you like salty version, then you can add green chillies, grated coconut and some tempering and add cooked moong dal and use that as a stuffing.
You can make this as an offering during any festival or can have it along with lunch during any functions. The stuffing or poornam or pooran is very tasty and you can eat it as such as well. You can stuff this as a filling for Pooran poli as well. Also you can make the same recipe with channa dal or green gram dal as well. One of most delicious recipes made with moong dal is known as Mukhvilas and is famous in western part of our country. Here I have used Nirlep brand’s Selec+ range of fry pan to boil water, cook moong dal and steam the modaks. It was really easy to handle these delicious dumplings in this cute brand. In many parts, Ganapathi Pooja is celebrated for 10 days and you can make this as an offering. Ganapathi Bappa will be surely pleased by this recipe, so try out and let me know.