From Ganesh’s Isthapna to Visarjan, believers offer numerous sweets and savories to the deity, amongst which modaks make for the most outstanding Prasad of the celebration. These Indian dumplings are a distinctive treat to lord Ganpati and his devotees. It is one of those festivals which is rejoiced with much enthusiasm and excitement across India.
Modak, the sweet dumpling can be fried as well as steamed. It is made up of freshly grated coconut and jaggery, and the soft shell is made from rice flour or wheat flour. The steamed version is called ukdiche modak and is eaten hot with ghee. With abundant variation in cooking as a hobby, other variants like banana nachni modak, motichoor modak, and chocolate modak have also become quite a hit.
But today recipe is fruit flavor inspired Modak. The flavor will entice your taste buds and you won’t be able to resist eating them. Pineapple Modak looks absolutely tempting and tastes heavenly. This Ganesh Chaturthi make the deity happy by offering this Pineapple modak.
Let get started with the recipe.
How to Make Pineapple Modak
Pineapple Modak Recipe
- 1 Cup Pineapple Juice Thick
- 1 Cup Semolina
- 1/4 Cup Butter Clarified
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Mix Dry Fruits Coarsely Crushed
- 1/4 Tsp Cardamom Powder
- 1 Pinch Saffron Soaked in 2 Tbsp Warm Milk
- Heat a pan and add 3 tablespoons of clarified butter into it.
- Now add semolina and mix well with the butter. Roast it on a medium flame. Stirring continuously on a low-medium flame for 3 minutes, cook until it is golden in color or gives off a good aroma.
- Next, add the coarsely ground dry fruit mixture. Roast again for two minutes.
- Simultaneously heat 1.5 cups of water in a vessel.
- Add the warm into the pan with semolina and dry fruit mixture.
- Mix well and add saffron soaked in warm milk as well as the pineapple juice.
- On a low flame let it cook for 2 minutes. Stir continuously.
- Add sugar and mix until it melts and mixes into the mixture.
- Close it with a lid and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- After 2 minutes sprinkle cardamom powder.
- Once the mixture starts to leave off the pan, add ghee and mix it will.
- Switch off the flame and transfer it to a plate to cool off a little.
- Grease your palms and knead it for a minute.
- Grease the modak mold, and fill it in with the mixture. Repeat the step to prepare as many modak as you like.
You and your family will relish this pineapple modak. I would love to hear your experience with the recipe so do post them in the comment below.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi, Happy Cooking!
Siddhi Panchal is a food blogger at CookingwithSiddhi and food aficionado who loves to cook. Her cooking skills cover a range of Indian and international cuisines. Her aim is to enable other food enthusiasts explore their love for food by helping them cook delectable dishes from India and around the world.