Ragi Modak

Ragi Modak

Give a healthy twist to your usual modaks with the ragi flour and jaggery filling

Ingredients:

  1. Ragi Flour – 1 cup
  2. Water – ¼ cup
  3. Jaggery Powder - as preferred
  4. Ghee - as preferred
  5. Cardamom – 3-4 powdered
  6. Dry fruits (of your choice) – quantity as required

Preparation

Dough:

  1. Boil water and add a pinch of salt to it
  2. In a large bowl add a cup of ragi flour. Add the boiled water in the flour, knead it into a soft dough and keep it aside.

Filling 1:

  1. In a bowl, add grated jaggery/jaggery powder, grated coconut, powdered dry fruits, cardamom powder and mix well
  2. Grease the modak mould with little ghee from inside. Fill it with a small amount of dough and spread it evenly along with the shape
  3. Now stuff the filling into the mould and close the opening with the little dough. Slowly open the mould and get the modak out. Prepare few more modaks in a similar manner
  4. Steam all the modaks in an idli cooker or steamer for 10min serve hot

Filling 2:

  1. In a mixer, add roasted peanuts, Bengal gram (roasted chana dal), dry fruits of your choice, roasted rice poha and grind them coarsely
  2. To this mixture add grated jaggery/jaggery powder as per sweetness, cardamom powder and mix well

Note: half a cup of rice flour can also be added with Ragi flour while kneading

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