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Flax Seeds Modak

Flax Seeds Modak
Flax Seeds Modak
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time
  • Serves5 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeFusion
  • Good for Lunch , Dinner

About this recipe

Last week being Vinayaga Chaturthi I had plans to make the regular modak’s with coconut , sesame and urad dhal. However there was a big no no for the sesame modak from my kid as she does not like sesame. Hence I decided to replace it with flax seeds. In a way it was much faster than all other modak’s. Flax seeds is ground along with palm sugar and cardamom powder as a powder and mixed with boiling water to form the modak stuffing. It this then stuffed with riceflour dough and steamed in dried biodegradable leaves (thonnai leaves) to get a quick and easy “Flax seed modak”

Ingredients for Flax Seeds Modak

  • Flax seeds – 1 cup
  • Powdered Palm sugar – 1/3 cup
  • Elachi Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • For the outer layer
  • Rice flour – 1 1/2 cup
  • Water – as needed
  • Sesame Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt – a small pinch
  • Others
  • Ghee for rubbing the hands
  • Thonnai Leaves / Dried leaves – as needed to cover the pan

How to cook Flax Seeds Modak

  1. For the stuffing ; Take a mixie and add the flax seeds, powdered palm sugar and elachi powder. Blend 3 or 4 times and make it semi-powder.
    Flax Seeds Modak
  2. Take a pan and add 1/3 cup water and allow it to boil. Switch off the gas and add the flax seeds palm sugar mix. Mix well and add ghee
    Flax Seeds Modak
  3. Take them out and divide them into 21 equal balls. You need to rub your palm with ghee before shaping them so that they will not stick on to your hands
    Flax Seeds Modak
  4. For the outer layer Take 1 1/2 cup of rice powder, add salt and half a tsp of sesame oil.
    Flax Seeds Modak
  5. Boil 2.5 cups of water, you may not need all of them.Pour the water little by little on the rice flour and make it as a pliable dough.
    Flax Seeds Modak
  6. Add sesame oil to this and cover with a wet cloth. Open it only when needed.
    Flax Seeds Modak
  7. Rub your hands with ghee.Take a small portion of rice flour and shape it into a round ball.
    Flax Seeds Modak
  8. Later start making as a cup by starting to press from outer side.Place the stuffing and cover it.
    Flax Seeds Modak
  9. Take a pan for pressure cooker and place the dried thonnai leaves.Place the modak’s and steam for 15 minutes.
    Flax Seeds Modak
  10. Flax seed modak is ready.
    Flax Seeds Modak
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