Dry Fruit & Nut Modak Recipe
Dates modak prepared in ghee with mixed dry fruits and nuts for Ganesh Chaturthi
Dry Fruit & Nut Modak Recipe is a festival sweet dish made in central in North India. This is completely made from dry fruits and due to addition of dates in the recipe, you do not need to add any more sweetener to the dish. It is a healthy prashad recipe that can be made for Ganesh Chaturthi. Dry Fruit & Nut Modak Recipe also can be served for an after school snack for kids, along with a Chaat Style Mashed Potato Toasted Sandwich Recipe and Chocolate & Orange Smoothie with Pea Protein Recipe.
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- 3/4 cup Dates , (deseeded), chopped
- 6 Dried Figs , finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Whole Almonds (Badam)
- 1/4 cup Pistachios
- 2 teaspoon Cashew nuts
- 1 pinch Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- 1 teaspoon Poppy seeds , slightly roasted
- 4 tablespoons Ghee
How to make Dry Fruit & Nut Modak Recipe
To begin making Dry Fruit & Nut Modak Recipe, in a kadai, dry roast the almonds, pistachios & cashew nuts on a low heat. Once they are a bit roasted and the brown spots begin to appear, switch off, transfer them to a plate and allow them to cool.
In a mixer grinder or a food processor, make them into a fine powder once they are cooled.
Roughly chop the dates and add them along with the finely chopped figs into the same pan with a little ghee.
On a low heat, fry them continuously for about 8-10 minutes until dates and fig turn thick and crisp. Switch off heat & let the dates-fig mixture cool down.
Grind the mixture into a smooth paste when it cools.
Transfer the contents to the kadai once again and add the dry fruits and nuts powder, pan roasted poppy seeds & cardamom powder to the date & ghee mixture.
Fry for 3-4 minutes until all the dry fruits come together as a lump. This is a ghee rich recipe and you may add more ghee to help it make a lump. Switch off and start making the modaks. You will have to work on making the modaks when the dry fruit mixture is warm, since the dry fruits and nuts tends to fall in crumbles once completely cooled.
Add enough of the dry fruits mixture into the modak mould, press for a few seconds and release the mould with care, & prepare the modaks.
The above quantity of ingredients will make 8 modaks of the size about 2 inches.
Dry Fruit & Nut Modak Recipe is a festive sweet recipe and also can be served for an after school snack for kids, along with a Chaat Style Mashed Potato Toasted Sandwich Recipe and Chocolate & Orange Smoothie with Pea Protein Recipe.