Ukadiche Modak is an Indian sweet dumpling and is one of the must make Ganesh Chaturthi recipes.
Heat water in a pan.
Add salt and 1 tsp ghee in the pan and bring it to a boil.
Once the water comes to a boil, switch off the heat and add the rice flour in the pan.
Mix well and cover and keep aside for 5 minutes.
Add jaggery in a pan and let it melt.
Add coconut and mix well.
Cook for 2-3 minutes and add cardamom powder, poppy seeds, cashew nuts, almonds and raisins and mix well.
Remove the pan from heat and let the filling cool.
Remove the dough from the pan on a clean surface.
Apply ghee on your palms and knead the dough well until it is very smooth.
Keep applying ghee in your palms while kneading the dough.
You have to knead the dough when it is slightly hot.
Grease a modak mould.
Take small ball from the dough and press it in the mould around the edges in a thin and even layer.
Fill the cavity with the filling mixture.
Seal the cavity with some dough and remove the modak from the mould very gently.
Dip the modal in water and keep on a plate.
Make all the modak in the same manner.
Heat a steamer.
Keep the modak on the steamer lined with a muslin cloth or banana leaf.
Steam for 12-15 minutes until they turn translucent.