Boondi Modak/Motichoor modak is a delicious marathi sweets made of besan/Gram flour and sugar. Gram flour batter is fried with oil than mix with sugar syrup for making sweet boondi.
Modak is a popular dessert from Maharashtra, prepared during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. Modaks are Bhog/Prasad offered to Ganesh, as it’s a belief that Lord Ganesh loves eating Modak.
We all make our effort to please Bappa and keep him happy for next 9 days. And what could be better than his favourite MODAK to keep him content. That is why Siddhidata Vinayak is known as Modak Priya.
There are 21 odd number of modak is offered on Ganesh Puja. More popular offerings to Ganpati Bappa are Boondi Laddu, Steamed Modak, Fried Modak, and there are some unconventional sweets which are good for our health like Oven Baked Modak and Paneer Modak.
These scrumptious melt-in-mouth motichoor modaks are super tasty. Made with the gram flour, you can serve these sweet and delectable modaks as a dessert after a heavy poori-aaloo meal.
Ingredients for Boondi Modak:-
for making Boondi
- 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
- Salt , as per your taste
- pinch Orange color
- One tablespoon Ghee
- pinch Baking soda
- Water , as required
- Sunflower Oil , as required, for frying boondis
For making sugar syrup
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup WaterFor toppings
- 10 to 12 Saffron strands
- 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- pinch Salt , optional
- 1/2 teaspoon Rose water
- 1 teaspoon Melon seeds.
- One teaspoon Badam (Almond) crushed.
- 1 tablespoon Ghee
How to make boondi Modak Recipe:-
- To begin making the Motichoor Modak recipe, sieve the besan. To this add in salt, orange food colour and ghee.
- Mix them well. Next, add in water, little by little & make them into smooth batter. The consistency should be like thick dosa batter.
- Heat oil in a wok/kadai and just before making the boondis, add in the baking soda & give a quick mix.
- When the oil is hot, using a perforated laddle making the boondis as shown in the picture. When they are 3/4th done, remove them & drain them in a kitchen towel. Repeat the same procedure until done.
- When boondis are done, allow them to cool down completely & grind them into coarse powder.
- Heat sugar & water in a kadai/wok on medium flame. When it reaches the one string consistency, add in orange food colour & switch off the flame.
7 .To the coarsely powdered boondis, add in the crushed almonds, melon seeds, salt, rose water, cardamom powder, saffron & ghee. Mix them roughly.
8. Then add in the sugar syrup little by little and you will end up in using in all the syrup. Mix them well. Cover this and leave it aside for 15 to 20 minutes so that the boondi absorbs all the flavours.
9. After 20 minutes, mix them again with your hands. Take a modak mould, grease them with ghee lightly, fill in the boondis. Make them into modak shape. Keep in the fridge for sometime & then serve.
10. Serve Motichoor Modak as a religious offering during the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival or as a sweet dish after your meal of Achari Masala Puri and Aloo Dum.