Flax Seeds Modak

5 from 2 votes

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Last week being Vinayaga Chaturthi I had plans to make the regular modaks 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 modaks. 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 rice flour dough and steamed in dried biodegradable leaves (thonnai leaves) to get a quick and easy Flax seed modak
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineFusion
Recipe Taste Sweet
Servings 5
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup Palm sugar powdered
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamon Powder

For the outer layer

  • 1 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • Water as needed
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 pinch Salt

Others

  • Ghee for rubbing the hands
  • Thonnai Leaves dried leaves, as needed to cover the pan
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Instructions
 

  • 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 - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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 - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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 - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • For the outer layer. Take 1 1/2 cup of rice powder, add salt and half a tsp of sesame oil.
    Flax Seeds Modak - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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 - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add sesame oil to this and cover with a wet cloth. Open it only when needed.
    Flax Seeds Modak - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Rub your hands with ghee. Take a small portion of rice flour and shape it into a round ball.
    Flax Seeds Modak - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Later start making as a cup by starting to press from outer side. Place the stuffing and cover it.
    Flax Seeds Modak - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Take a pan for pressure cooker and place the dried thonnai leaves. Place the modaks and steam for 15 minutes.
    Flax Seeds Modak - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Flax seed modak is ready.
    Flax Seeds Modak - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

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5 from 2 votes

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 398 kcal | Carbohydrates: 58 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Sodium: 39 mg | Potassium: 312 mg | Fiber: 10 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 91 mg | Iron: 2 mg
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