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Modhagam
By : Subbalakshmi Renganathan
Category : Festive series, Besan
Servings : 6
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
Rating :
Method
  1. Heat a pan, add 1 cup of water and add grated jaggery.
  2. When the jaggery dissolves completely in water, strain it to remove dust and sand particles.
  3. Add the strained jaggery juice again in the pan, and heat.
  4. When the jaggery juice starts to boil and become thick, add grated coconut, cardamom powder and stir well continuously till it rolls like a ball and does not stick to the sides of the pan.
  5. This is the correct consistency to remove from the flame.
  6. Remove the coconut pooranam on to a plate and allow it to cool.
  7. Make small balls out of the pooranam and keep aside.
  8. Now take a bowl and add rice and all purpose flour; add a pinch of kesari powder and some water to make a bajji-like batter.
  9. Heat oil in a pan; take 1 ball of coconut pooranam and dip it in the batter.
  10. Drop it in the oil. Repeat this step for the next 4 balls of pooranam
  11. Deep fry the modhagam till it becomes crisp and golden in color.
  12. Remove the modhagam from flame and keep it in strainer/tissue to remove excess oil.
  13. The delicious modhagam is ready for serving and also for neivedhyam.

Note: Test the oil by adding a drop of the batter and when the it rises immediately in the oil, the heat is just right to start deep frying the modhagam.

Recipe & image courtesy: www.subbuskitchen.com

Ingredients:
1 cup - grated coconut
1/2 cup - grated jaggery
Oil for frying
1/4 tsp - cardamom powder
1 handful - rice flour
3 handfuls - all purpose flour (maida flour)
A Pinch - kesari powder (lemon flavour)
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