Aug 22, 2009

Homemade Sweet Modak & Vegetable Momos



Sweet Modak

Makes : 10

Ingredients

For the covering :

1 cup raw rice flour
1 3/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ghee

For the filling :

1 cup grated coconut
1 1/4 cup jaggery
1 teaspoon ghee
2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon raisins
2 pinches cardamom powder

Method

For the filling :

Heat ghee in a pan. Melt jaggery on a low heat. When it has dissolved , add raisins, coconut, sesame seeds . Cook until the mixture is semi - dry. Sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well . Keep aside.

For the covering :

Bring water to boil in heavy bottomed vessel / pan . Then add the ghee and salt. ( It is preferable to place an iron tawa / kadai under the pan to prevent the mixture from burning ) . Whisk in the rice flour , cover the vessel / pan and cook the mixture on a low heat till you see steam coming out of the pan. It should take about 10 minutes. Transfer the mixture onto a plate and knead it while still hot.

Final preparation :

Take a small ball of rice flour mixture on a lightly grease palm , make a circle and place a bit of ( 1 teaspoon ) filling in the centre. Then using your thumb , index and middle fingers pull up the side and let it taper to the top. Seal it by pressing the top tightly. Arrange modaks in a greased flat bowl . Steam it in a steamer / pressure cooker for 10 - 12 minutes or till done.




Vegetable Momos

Ingredients

For the filling :

1 onion , chopped
2 green chillies , chopped
1- inch piece ginger , chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
250 g mixed vegetables , minced and boiled ( or 250 g boneless chicken , minced and boiled )
2 teaspoon cooking oil

For the covering :

1 cup maida
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Water for mixing

Method

For the covering :

Combine flour , oil and salt in a bowl and mix well. Add water to make it a soft dough.

For the filling :

Heat oil in pan. Fry onions till golden brown. Add boiled vegetables, ginger , garlic and salt. Mix well, cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 5- 8 minutes. Add soy sauce and mix well. Keep aside.

Final preparation :

Divide maida dough into small portions. Roll them into a small round and put one teaspoon of filling in the middle. Seal it and make the shape . Arrange in a flat greased bowl and steam in a steamer / pressure cooker / bamboo steamer for 20 minutes on a low heat. Serve hot with chilli - garlic sauce.

2 comments:

meeso said...

Both look good, seems like a bit of work!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much.... i was searching thie momos wala recipe from long time