Fried Modoku / Fried Modak
Featured here is Fried Modak / Modoku,which is a popular sweet dish in Kerala. Easy to prepare and without traditional filling. This is also a common temple prasadam / nivedu in most GSB temples (Cochin GSB).
Makes: 16 - 18
150 g rice flour
50 g sugar
3 well ripe bananas ( mash well )
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
150 ml oil for frying
In a bowl, mix rice flour, mashed bananas, salt, sugar and cardamom powder. Add water (2 - 3 tablespoon) and make a thick batter. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
Another option - Wash and soak 1 cup ( 200 g ) raw rice in water for 1 hour. Drain out water and make a thick batter in a mixer. Add very little water during grinding. Then mix with other ingredients.
Heat oil in a kadai / frying pan. Reduce heat to medium. Take teaspoonful batter and deep fry directly in hot oil in batches ( 7 - 8 modaks ) till golden brown color. Approximate frying time 8 - 10 minutes for each side. Drain and place on kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.