Mar 15, 2012

Fried Modoku / Fried Modak

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.


Vimitha Durai said...

Looks so tempting and yummu

Shobha said...

Different than the stuffed modaks...simple and nice.