Banana Modak also known as Mulik or deep fried sweet dumpling is very popular, delicious and mouth watering Konkani recipe prepared on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturti. Modak and Appe is believed to be lord Ganesha’s most favorite food and twenty one modak and appe are offered as Naivedyam. I wish you all a very happy Gowri Ganesha Festival.
This sweet is prepared using jaggery, grated coconut, riped banana and mixed with wheat flour. You can deep fry this in oil or ghee. Traditionally this is fried in ghee. This is so tasty that you cannot stop eating one.
Preparation time : 30 minutes
Serves : around 30 modak
Ingredients for Banana Modak
Wheat flour – 1 cup
Banana – 2
Jaggery – 3/4 cup
Grated Coconut – 1 tbsp
Poha / Flattened rice – 2 tbsp
Semolina – 2 tbsp
Salt – pinch
Ghee – 2 tsp
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Oil for frying
Steps to prepare Banana Modak
- I have used 2 small riped bananas.
- Grind together banana, jaggery, coconut, poha, semolina adding little water to form a thick smooth paste.
- Transfer the ground paste to bowl. Add the wheat flour, salt, ghee, cardamom powder and mix well. Here the amount of wheat flour you add may vary based on the water you add while grinding. This batter should be medium thick.
- Heat oil / ghee for frying. Once the oil is hot, drop a spoonful of batter and fry in medium flame till it becomes golden brown on both the side. Transfer it to paper towel to drain any excess oil.
- Modak is now ready. Serve and enjoy.
- The amount of jaggery you add may vary depending on the sweetness of the banana.
- To check if the oil is hot, drop a small piece of batter. It should sizzle and come up. You should fry this only in medium flame otherwise it will turn black soon.
- Do not overcrowd the pan. The amount of modak you add may vary depending on the size of your pan.
Also try out other sweet recipe for Ganesh Chaturti :