It’s that time of the year again, deities of different sizes are adorned with colorful flowers, the smell of incense rises through the air and pujas, pundits and bells can be heard at every corner. Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi are in full swing and you can smell strong aromas of this festival’s favorite delicacy – Modaks!
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As Modaks are an indispensable part of this festival, let’s give this much loved mithai a healthy twist!
100ml of water
10gm powdered oats
2 tbsp rice flour
1 tsp roasted white sesame seed
5 gms finely chopped almonds and walnuts
½ tsp stevia
Bring to a boil 100ml of water, ¼ tsp of oil and a pinch of salt. To this, add 10gm of powdered oats and stir briskly. Add 30gm (2 tbsp) rice flour and mix the flour with water. Once the flour mixes with the water, take this mixture off the heat and cover for 4-5 minutes. Of this dough, make small balls. Flatten one ball on your palm and place the Modak filling in the center. For the Modak filling, crumble 50 gm paneer; add 1 tsp of roasted white sesame seed and 5 grams (2-3pc) each of almonds and walnuts, finely chopped. Add cardamom powder and ½ tsp stevia (natural sweetener) granules. Join the edges of the Modak and place it in the steamer for 10-15 min. Serve hot!
You must know that each Modak contains 136 calories with 5.2 grams proteins, 7.1gm fat and 12.3 grams carbohydrates and no sugar.
So there you have it, a healthy Modak specially made for your holistic wellness!
* Recipe by renowned dietician Geeta Shenoy