Badam Modak | Almond Modak + {Video}

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

I was slightly obsessed with the new Modak Mould I bough this year, especially after how cute & prefectly shaped my Kozhukattais were without having to put in too  much effort :)

I was wanting to make Mawa Modak (The ones you get as a Prasad at Siddhi Vinayak Temple) this year as a part of the Naivedya but that somehow didn't happen because I forgot to buy Mawa. 

But I so wanted to put my new Modak Mould to use, so I made these easy peasy Badam Modak 

Badam Modak

It tastes just like Badam Katli because its technically the same recipe recipe, but shaped differently 

Everyone at home loved these cute Modaks & the 1st batch was finished off in a day ( That's huge !! considering how picky we are when it comes to sweets ) 

So, I made another batch on the Day of Ganpati Visarjan 

No of Modaks: 15

You Will Need:

  • 2.5 cups Almond Flour (Not Almond Meal)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water 
  • 1.5 tablespoon Ghee 

Add Half a cup of water into a heavy bottomed frying pan. Add Sugar & give it a mix 

Add 1.5 tablespoons of Ghee & Stir well to combine 

Once this mixture starts boiling, Add almond flour & keep stirring continuously to avoid lumps 

Cook this mixture on low flame for 3-4 minutes. You need to keep stirring the mixture continuously 

You will notice that the mixture will start to thicken & will start leaving the sides of the pan. Turn off the heat 

Do not be tempted to cook further. This mixture will further thicken upon cooking 

Transfer this mixture into a tray or a bowl & allow it to cool for about 10-15 minutes 

While the mixture is still slightly warm, grease your palms & knead the dough for a minute. You will notice that the dough has become smooth

Kneading is important to get a smooth texture 

Grease the Modak Mould with a bit of Oil or Ghee & close the Mould. 

Pinch out a portion of the dough & stuff it inside the mould. Press it down to shape the Modaks & Remove excess dough if any 

Open the mould & take out the Modak gently. Repeat the process until you finish off all the dough 

Badam Modak

  • Sugar:Water Ratio has to be 1:0.5 Adding lesser water than that will result in  slightly hard modaks & the dough will start drying out soon 
  • You can add Rose Essence or even Saffron strands while the sugar is melting. I did not add any 
  • I have used Costco Almond Flour here. DO NOT substitute this with Almond Meal 

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