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WHAT IS MODAK?
In Maharashtrian households, during the commemoration of Ganesh Chaturthi, a sweet dumpling named Modak is made.
It has a sweet filling that is dark brown and has a nutty flavor to it. It is covered in a soft, white coat made of rice flour.
Ukadiche modak is the most loved one in this region. This dish makes Jaggery, coconut, rice flour, dry fruits, ghee, milk, nutmeg, and water.
It is suitable for vegans and is gluten-free. Various types of modak are available. Ukadiche modak is steamed, and the other modak is fried one, a majority of the people loves them.
The other variety of modak is made with Mawa (milk solids) and shaped into modak. Nowadays modak is made with various kinds of ingredients including chocolate.
WHAT IS MODAK SACHA?
It is challenging to make modak for beginners; specialized equipment is readily available to make modak. It is called modak Sacha. Modak Sacha makes everything hassle-free and also saves time as many modaks can be made at one time. A perfect Modak is obtained by using Modak Sacha.
It is orange in color and is made with high-grade quality plastic.
HOW TO MAKE MODAK USING MODAK SACHA?
Freshly grated coconut is roasted with nuts in ghee, and Jaggery is added after they change color. Nutmeg and cardamom are often added to enhance the taste of the filling, and they are cooked till the excess moisture evaporates.
Rice flour is added directly into boiling water and little milk, ghee, sugar, and salt. It is enclosed with a plate or towel for a few minutes, and then it is kneaded into dough.
The Sacha is first coated with ghee and then lined with rice flour dough. The filling is placed right in the middle, and then the Sacha is closed. A perfect modak is obtained after opening the Sacha. Later they are steamed and drizzled with melted ghee and garnished with saffron.
HOW TO CLEAN AND STORE MODAK SACHA?
Modak Sacha can be easily cleaned using soap and water. Make sure to soak it in water for a while, and this will help to loosen the dough. The size of the Sacha is small and thus stores easily anywhere.