How to Make Chocolate Modaks?
The term ‘Modak’ is a Marathi word. It is a popular sweet in Maharastra. Though its recipe is said to have originated in Maharastra, but it is also common in southern India. It is known as Modhaka, Kozhakkattai and Kudumu in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh respectively. Modaks are of different types, among which the chocolate modaks are quite popular nowadays. You can make it at home very easily.
How much time is required to make Chocolate Modaks?
You can make twelve modaks within thirty minutes. It would take only ten minutes for preparation and twenty minutes for cooking.
Ingredients and Quantity
- Milk:- 1/3 cup
- Condensed milk:- 1/3 cup
- Semi sweet or dark chocolate chips:- ¾ cup or 4 oz
- Graham cracker crumbs or digestive biscuits crumbs:- 1 ½ cups
- Pistachios (chopped):- ¼ cup
7 Easy Steps to Make Chocolate Modaks
You do not have to give much effort to make chocolate modaks at home. Below are few simple steps which you have to follow to make perfect modaks.
Step 1: Put milk, chocolate chips and condensed milk in a pan and heat (medium to low flame) it.
Step 2: Once the chocolate starts to melt down, keep stirring continuously to avoid burning.
Step 3: After it melts down completely, it would become smooth and shiny. Then, you add graham cracker crumbs to it.
Step 4: Then start mixing it.
Step 5: Add chopped Pistachios to it and continue mixing. Sticky dough will form.
Step 6: Keep it aside to cool down.
Step 7: Now grease your finger as well as the modak moulds with oil or ghee. Then use the moulds to shape modaks.
Why modaks are made on Ganesh Chaturthi?
Modak is known to be a favourite dish of Lord Ganesha. Therefore, it is offered to Lord Ganesha as ‘Bhog’ on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, a Hindu festival.
Why kids can make Chocolate Modak easily?
Kids can make chocolate modak easily because there is no need to prepare the outer covering and stuffing mixture separately. Chocolate modaks are shaped by using moulds. Moulds are readily available in market.