Ganesh Chaturthi Special: Welcome Bappa With Kaju Modak
It's that time of the year again; it's time to bring Ganpati Bappa home. I still remember the first time I got the chance to witness the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, the city which is synonymous with the festival. And to say the least, the grandeur amazed me! Just like other years, this time too Mumbai is gearing up for 11 days of celebration... 11 days of happiness :)
Apart from the city, another thing which is synonymous with Lord Ganesha is modak! The sweet, which is touted to be Bappa's favourite, is served in Maharashtrian households during the festivals. Though the classic form of the delight will always be loved, people are now opening up to its unconventional varieties.
Today, we present a novel modak recipe – kaju modak! Impress Lord Ganesha with these a delightful plate of kaju modaks!
Things We Need
Cashew nuts – 500 gms
Powdered sugar – 1 cup
Milk powder – ½ cup
Cardamom powder – ½ tablespoon
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Corn starch – 1 teaspoon
Warm milk – 3 tablespoon
Also Read: Recipe For Spicy And Cheesy Modak!
Time To Treat Bappa With Kaju Modak
Begin by powdering the cashew nuts in a blender; at the end you should have around 1.5 cups of cashew nut powder. Now set up a double boiler for which you will need to fill up a large vessel with water and place a smaller vessel over it so that the base of it is immersed in water.
First add the milk powder and stir for a while. Next, add the cashew nut powder and powdered sugar. After a few minutes, add the cardamom powder and corn starch. Add ghee and keep stirring all the ingredients until the mixture becomes smooth.
Transfer the kaju mixture to a mixing bowl and start making dough out of it, with the help of milk. Once the dough is soft, pinch small balls and give them the shapes of modaks. Remember to do this while the dough is still warm. Devour them immediately or store them in the refrigerator for a week.
Serve your delicious kaju modaks to your guests and bring in the festive mood of Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganpati Bappa Morya :)