Saturday, September 6, 2008

MODAK AND CHANNA UPKARI

Birthday of lord ganesh is celebrated on the festival of ''GANESH CHATURTHI''. The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar of Bhaadrapaada starting on the shukla chathurthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). Lord ganesh is prayed first on any type of occasion or if it is to be successful. He is also the lord of power, prosperity and wisdom. It is said that lord ganesha likes Modak a lot. So I decided to prepared modak and channa upkari which my mom used to make on ganesh chaturthi on every year.


INGREDIENTS FOR MODAK.

2 Ripe Bananas.

1/2 cup Grated coconut.

3 Small cubes Jaggery.

1/2 cup Wheat flour.

2 tbs Rice flour.

Cardamom powder as per taste.

Oil - to deep fry.

METHOD.

In a bowl mix grated coconut and jaggery with the help of our fingers. Add mashed bananas, wheatflour, riceflour, cardamom powder. The mixture should be thick enough in consistency. Add more wheatflour if required. Water should be completly avoided.


Heat Oil in a pan. Take a small portion of mixture with a desire shape and drop them carefully into the oil. Deep fry them until golden brown under medium flame.

Hot modak are ready to be served.


INGREDIENTS FOR CHANNA UPKARI.

1/2 cup Boiled white channa.

3 tbsp Grated coconut.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1 tsp Jeera.

1 tsp Grounded pepper.

2 Dried Red chillies.

Few curry leaves.

1 tsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

METHOD.

In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds, jeera, red chilli, curry leaves and pepper. Add boiled channa and salt to taste. Lastly at the time of removing from stove add grated coconut and stir.


Serve hot.

I would like to submit my recipe toKrishna – Ganesh Chaturthi” event being hosted by Purva.


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I would like to pass on this award to all my ''Bloggers Friends'' who really are doing a very good work on their blog. You all rock with ur delicious recipe.

Congrates to all my dear friends. Each one of you deserve this.

Enjoy!!

27 comments:

Laavanya said...

That sounds like a yummy sweet. Channa sundal looks nice too.. I made with black channa this time :)

Priti said...

This is different version of Modak Suma...using wheat flour, banana is really gud...looks yummy...Congrats for the award and Thanks a bunch for the wonderful entry

srikars kitchen said...

wow... using wheat flour,banana is really gud. new 2 me. i will try.

channa sundal looks nice & delicious...

Jeena said...

These look lovely! I love using coconut in this recipe I betthey taste fabulous. :-)

Purva Desai said...

This is really a different version of Modak. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the delicious entry.
Congrats for well deserved award

Divya Vikram said...

I need to make that sweet for sure

meeso said...

Fried goodies... Looks so yummy :) Congratulations on the award!

notyet100 said...

hppy ganesha festival,..everythin looks delicious,..:-)

Cham said...

We make something with rava & banana sweet like that modak!
The upkari is delish

Myviews said...

yummy sweet.we say it appam.channa sundal looks nice and delicious...

Sireesha said...

WOW....Unique version of modak....Using banana in modak is new for me.....Sounds yumm yumm......Will try this soon.....Channa sundal also looks good.....

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

looks lovely suma .. hope u had a great festival

Sukanya said...

I love the variation to the modak recipe using wheat flour and banana and your upkari looks yum too.

Illatharasi said...

I never tried modak, now I have to..... it looks too yummy:)

Upukari looks tempting!

Usha said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award..this is very unique way of making modak,looks delicious:)

Superchef said...

thanks for visiting my blog..i like this different way of making modaks..n also congratulations on the award!!

Yasmeen said...

Congrats on your award! thanks for passing it to ur blogging buddies:)
The modak recipe is new for me. Its a delicious way eat the ripe bananas.

Prema Sundar said...

Just this Vinayaka chaturthi I had a chance to taste these deep fried modaks.. usually we in our house make steamed ones which we call kozhukatai.
looks yumm and hope u had a great vinayaka chaturthi

Nazarina A said...

Oooooh, you had me at jaggery and coconut. I would love to try this, just went to the Indian grocer and stocked up.Looks tasty!!

Sagari said...

both looks deleciousssss suma

Sudeshna said...

An award waiting for you at my Awards page, so collect it.

Sia said...

looks mouthwatering... and ur modak recipe is so different from what we make.

A_and_N said...

Beautiful modaks Suma! I havent seen deep fried ones before. they look delicious!

Madhavi said...

Hey..I am back :)) Mouthwatering entry Suma. This fried modak is new for me, will try soon ur recipe!!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hey, the Modak's that you ve made is similar to what we call Kachayam by slightly different... liked the way it ahs come out for you... shall give it a try...

Sunshinemom said...

Modak is very different from what we normally make. Across between an appam and a modak I would say:) Must have been yummy. The upkari is a fave here - we call it chundal and make it for navratri:)

Nidhi said...

Suma! Liked your variation of the modak. We made the Steamed modaks with rice flour.