Ganesh Chaturthi: A recipe for Chana Dal Modak

With Ganesh Chaturthi round the corner this week Thursday, most of you are heading to the confectionary stores for laddoo or modak, a sweet that is said to be the favourite of Lord Ganesh.

Here’s a novel recipe for Chana Dal Modak if you keen to try this for the elephant headed Hindu gods’ special celebration. Jai Ganapati Bappa Morya!

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Ingredients for dough

Ingredients for filling


Remove this to a bowl and allow it to cool down.
Divide it into small balls. Now make the dough.
Take water in a sauce pan, add in salt and 1 tsp of oil.
Once the water reaches a boil add in rice flour and mix well until it becomes a sticky dough.

Now remove this to a bowl and let it cool for 15 mins.

Once it is cooled, add in 1 tsp of oil and make it into a soft dough preferable if you use a mould pan that will make life easier.

Prepare the laddoo/modak into shape to add the filling and then complete it with more dough into shape or into a ball.

Now place the modak/ladoo in a steamer and steam it for 8 to 10 mins. Let it cool for 5 mins before removing and serve.

Preparation of Mawa

Unsalted Ricotta cheese – Take two cups of ricotta cheese, cook it for about 10 minute in a non-stick sauce pan. Add two tablespoon butter to it and three cups of carnation dry milk powder. Keep on stirring constantly, until it reaches “Khoya” consistency, about 7 minutes on medium heat.

When do we observe Ganesha Chaturthi? Find out by clicking here