Banana Modakalso known as Kele Mulik is very popular deep-fried sweet dumpling from Konkani cuisine prepared on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturti. These are delicious, flavorful, and melt in mouth. I call it Indian style donut holes 🙂 I wish you all a very happy Gowri Ganesha Festival.
I have used 2 small riped bananas. If using long variety, just add one.
Grind together banana, jaggery, coconut, poha, semolina adding very 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 have added while grinding. This batter should be medium thick as shown.
Heat oil or ghee for frying. Once the oil is hot, drop a spoonful of batter and fry in medium flame till it becomes golden brown on all sides. Transfer it to paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
Banana 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.
You can add semolina while grinding or along with wheat flour.