The potential list of Ganesh chaturthi recipes hasn’t come to an end. It’s still ON and I have one more addition that is rava modak to the list. These cute textured sweet things interest more and more of cooking in me. Which is why, I made a batch of rava modak today where rava / sooji is used to wrap the sweet stuffing.
I have seen people who dislike rice and love other alternatives like millets or rava or jowar. And as a food blogger it’s fair on me to try alternatives of RICE in most recipes, so that any cereal lover can enjoy food. And the same rule applied to modak as well. I used semolina / rava to wrap the sweet coconut-jaggery stuffing. Trust me, semolina works pretty well. It holds good shape, doesn’t turn chewy even after a day and texture is just perfect. Love this rava modak.
Rava needs approximately double the quantity of water to cook. I have used 1/2 cup of rava and a cup of water to cook it. As you cook, rava would come together as thick dough which is perfect for this recipe. While widening the rava ball with bare hands, it may stick sometimes. So it’s better to grease some oil or water to you palms before proceeding. Let this rava modak (check peanut modak too) be a delicious offering to Lord Ganesha at your home and let him bless you with good health and happiness. Wish you happy Ganesha Chaturthi.