Ganesh Chaturthi Special – Choco-almond Modak Recipe
Ganesh Chaturthi is on its way and we are super excited. Right from the Ganpatis at home to the huge ones in mandap, it is one festival that is widely celebrated in most parts of the country. Apart from the bustling crowds, the many bhajans and bright lights, what makes me look forward to Ganesh Chaturthi the most are the delicious and lip-smacking sweet treats that are prepared. Amongst these, my absolute favourite has to be the modak, hands down.
The traditional steamed modak will always have my heart, no doubt. But, with the wide variety of modaks available in the market today ranging from mawa modak, laddoo modak, coconut modak and so on, it is hard to keep my hands of them!
Today I am going to share with you a choco-almond modak recipe that is bound to make your Ganeshotsav a sweet one. Don't worry, it's super easy.
200 grams dark chocolate
4 tablespoons almond powder (badaam powder)
4 tablespoons milk powder
2 tablespoons raisins (kishmish)
2-3 tablespoon condensed milk (milk-maid or mithai-mate)
Modak shaped moulds
In a double boiler or using a large bowl over a vessel of boiling water, melt the chocolate.
Whisk it thoroughly and get rid of any lumps.
Let it cool for a few minutes.
In a separate bowl mix together the almonds meal (powder), milk powder, raisins and condensed milk until you get a soft dough-like consistency.
Make small balls with this dough and keep aside.
Come back to the melted chocolate. Pour the chocolate into a piping bag. From this bag, pour the chocolate into the modak-shaped moulds. Remember to only fill half of it.
Take the almond balls and push one ball into each mould. Cover the remaining space by piping more melted chocolate onto it.
Place the moulds into the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
Remove from the freezer and carefully tap out the delicious choco-almond modaks and enjoy!
So go ahead, and try out this super easy and even more tasty choco-almond modak recipe this Ganesh Chaturthi!