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Food For Every Soul


Welcome back Folks!!! Welcome to another edition of Food for Every Soul a series by Maya and I where we interview people from Help Force about their favorite and famous recipes! For our this post , we decided to interview the Cricket lover, funny, Christian Grey of HF Major General Sam Chilies Chilles!!

We asked him some questions about this recipe:

Hey sam! We are glad to have you here 🙂 . How are you doing these days and what recipe will you be talking about ?

Sam: Hello Amy. Thanks for having me here I am doing fine. And today…I will discuss about a famous Maharashtrian sweet dish called as “Modak“.


Can you tell us why you like the recipe and maybe why it’s important to you?

Sam: Modaks are similar to rice dumplings or Momos(ikr, it even sounds similar). Modaks are offered to Lord Ganesha during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.

The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is one festival I have grown up with. I would see as a kid how we, the devotees of Lord Ganesha would bring him and worship him with so much love and prayerfulness in our hearts and homes.

However, it’s not necessary to cook it during that festival only…they can be cooked anytime.


Here comes the best part the Recipe!!!! ( As Listed by Sam)

MODAK

» The coconut-jaggery stuffing and rice dough are made initially.
» Then portions of the rice dough are shaped in a ball, flattened and then filled with the stuffing.
» The edges of the flattened rice dough is then pleated, folded and shaped to make a beautiful fluted dumpling what we call as Modak. Here, moulds can also be used to shape the modak. After shaping, they are then steamed.
» Modak can be shaped in many ways. You can make them with the fluted petal shape or even in the shape of half-moon similar to Karanji(Another Indian sweet)
» After they are steamed(I don’t know how long we steam it as I already said, I never made it…my mom makes) modaks are ready.
This is all about steamed modaks or “Ukdiche Modak”(that’s what we call it in Marathi)

» There’s also another variation of Modaks which are “Fried Modaks“.
» Here, the stuffing used is the same. The only difference is that the outer cover used is not rice dough…it’s wheat or flour dough. And they are fried instead of steaming them.


Any tips or tricks you would wanna share with us?

Sam: A tip to enhance the taste of modaks is to serve them with the topping of ghee.
Also, ghee should be used as a topping just before u are going to consume the modak…not before that.

People would love this recipe because it is easy to cook, does not take much time and ofc, it’s taste is divine!

Ghee does enhance literally most of Indian dishes ! Thank you for sharing your tips and memories along with a delicious recipe Sam! I’m glad we got to do this with you 🙂

Sam: Thanks Amy and Maya for having me here. I hope u will cook Modaks soon.
Also, go to sleep Maya.


And with that folks, we’ve reached the end of the post. We know you wanted to read more xD but we will be back next time with more fresh and delicious content!!!

If anyone would like to share a recipe with us, DM either of us with your ideas!!

Bon Appetit! <3


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