Pancha Khadya Modak Recipe / khirapat modak is a famous sweet modak(dumpling) from Maharashtra (India). Panchakhadya is a special neivedyam that is offered to Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturti. Khirapat contains 5 main ingredients starting with kha in Marathi letter – Khobra(coconut), Kharik(dates), khaskhas(poppy seeds), khismis(raisins), khadisakhar(rock sugar). Mixture of these 5 ingredients combined together gives you this scrumptious modak. Try this pancha khadya modak for Ganesh Chaturti and let me know how you liked it.
How to make Pancha Khadya Modak
- For outer covering
- ⅓ Cup of Rice Flour
- Water as required
- Salt to taste
- 1 Tsp of Ghee
- For Filling
- ¼ Cup of Grated Coconut
- 1 Tbsp of Raisins
- 3 Tsp of Powdered Rock Candy (kalkandu)
- 5 Dates
- 1 Tsp of Khus Khus (Poppy seeds)
- Few Cashews, Chopped
- Dry roast the coconut until colour changes and keep it aside.
- Dry roast the poppy seeds in a medium flame for few mins and keep it aside.
- Remove seeds from dates, soak it in hot water for few mins and grind them coarsely.
- In a mixie, powder the sugar and keep it aside.
- Finally in mixie, add all the ingredients and grind it together. Khirapat filling is ready.
- For the outer covering dough, bring the water to boil along with ghee. In a bowl, add rice flour and salt, add water slowly and keep mixing with spatula.
- Let it cool it for 2 mins, it will be warm by now, start kneading to form a smooth dough. Keep covered to prevent from drying.
- Make a equally sized balls out of the dough. Grease your hand with oil, take a ball and flatten it with your hand. Add a tsp of filling in the centre. Fold it and seal it in the centre. Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.
- Steam the modak in a idly pan or steamer for 10 mins.
- Pancha Khadya Modak Recipe / khirapat modak is ready for neivedhyam.
If you don't have rock candy, replace it with regular sugar.
If you want, you can also add a pinch of cardamom powder or nutmeg powder.
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