Fried Palkova Modak Recipe / Fried Mothagam


fried palkova modak recipe

Usually modak is made with rice flour and it is steamed. Here in fried palkova modak recipe it is deep fried, made with maida for outer covering and palkova for inner filling. The semolina we add here make the modak super crispy. This is my mom modak recipe and she tried the fried modak with coconut jaggery filling.  I thought this kozhukattai recipe was quick to make when compared to the regular kozhukattai.

Recently I tried my hands on Fried Modagam but I want to try it with something different filling so I used palkova for inner filling, I was little nervous that the filling would come out and spoil the oil. But it came out nice and it was awesome in taste.  You can use any filling that’s your choice, either coconut jaggery filling or dal jaggery filling.

If in case you are in short of time or don’t have any moulds,  you don’t want to skip making prasad for ganesh chaturthi right, so try this super quick fried modak, you will love it 🙂

If you are looking for more ganesh chaturthi recipes then do check –

  1. Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai
  2. Ellu Kozhukattai
  3. Aval Kara Kozhukattai
  4. Aval Sweet Kozhukattai
  5. Sprouted Green Gram Kozhukattai
  6. Peanut Coconut Kozhukattai
  7. Paal Kozhukattai
  8. Sigappu Arisi (Red Rice) Spicy Kozhukattai
  9. Sigappu Arisi(Red Rice) Sweet Kozhukattai

Modak Recipes

  1. Chocolate Coconut Modak
  2. Pancha Khadya Modak

Fried Palkova Modak Recipe / Fried Mothagam

how to make fried modak

Fried Palkova Modak Recipe / Fried Mothagam
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Fried palkova modak recipe / Fried Mothagam is a quick to make and easy modak compared to regular kozhukattai. If you are in short of time then try this fried modak recipe
Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 11
  • ¼ Cup of Maida (All purpose flour)
  • ¼ Cup of Semolina (Sooji)
  • 1 Tsp of Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Oil to deep fry
  • One small packet of palkova (store bought)
  1. In a bowl, add maida, sooji,salt and oil. Mix it well.
  2. Add water slowly little by little and knead it to a stiff dough. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Then knead it again by using all your stamina and make small balls out of it.
  4. Take a ball and roll it like thin chapathi using rolling pin. Take a spoonful of palkova and place it in the center.
  5. Start pinching the edges like shown in the above picture.
  6. Finally bring all the edges to the center and seal it.
  7. Repeat the same process for the rest of the balls.
  8. Heat the pan with oil, once it is hot, keep it in a medium flame. Fry the modak until it turns golden brown. Drain it in a paper towel and serve.
Fried modak stays crisp and good for few days.
Make sure you seal the modak correctly, otherwise it will open and spoil the oil.
You can also use whole wheat flour or 50-50 maida and wheat flour.
It takes little more time to cook so that it cook on inside.. So cook in a medium low flame.
If you cook the modak for more time than needed, it will turn hard.
you can also fry it in ghee, to get super tasty modak.

fried mothagam

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