Dry fruits modak recipe – A quick and easy ganesh chaturthi recipe using dry fruits and nuts. There is no cooking needed for this recipe except for toasting the nuts. These dry fruit modaks make a great treat to share with family and friends during the festive occasion. You can check the entire collection of ganesh chaturthi recipes here.
To make dry fruits modak recipe, dry fruits along with nuts are ground and molded in a mould to get a modakam shape. If you do not have a mould, you can try to shape them with fingers, but is hard to get the perfect look that a mould gives. I have kept the recipe simple using only minimum ingredients but you can also add more ingredients like cornflakes, oats, chocolate chips etc like i used to make these oats dry fruits ladoo.
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Dry fruits modak recipe | Modak recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi
Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
- ¾ cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, pista)
1 ½ cups chopped dry fruits (refer notes)
- 8 large dates
- 5 apricots
- 10 large raisins
- 4 to 6 figs
How to make the recipe
Dry roast the nuts until slightly golden on a medium heat.
Cool them and blend to a fine or coarse powder.
Add dry fruits to the same jar and blend until both combined.
Grease the mould and stuff a generous amount of mixture inside, Press it evenly on all the sides. Remove from the mold.
Offer dry fruits modak to Lord ganesha for chaturthi pooja.
You can use any nuts and dry fruits of your choice. The measurements mentioned is what i used, you can try out with different quantities but the total chopped dry fruits must come up to 1.5 cups (little more or less) for a good binding.
You can use only dates if you do not have all the dry fruits.
How to make dry fruits modak recipe
1. Chop the nuts and dry roast them until they turn lightly golden. You can skip chopping, if you have a powerful blender. I used walnuts, almonds and cashews. You can use what ever you have including peanuts or pistachios.
2. Cool them and powder in a blender.
3. Fine or coarse powder is your choice.
4. Add all the chopped dry fruits. I used raisins, dates, apricots, figs. You can also use only dates.
5. Blend until nuts and fruits blend well.
6. Grease the mould and take a generous portion of this mixture and stuff inside it. Press from beneath on all the sides to give a good shape. Open the mould and remove the modak gently. To shape them without a mould, divide the dough to 8 to 10 balls and roll them smooth. Shape them gently.