I am from a Maharashtrian Brahmin family……. And according to our tradition we start any new venture with “ GANAPATI BAPPA MORYA”!! As kids we used to wait for the Ganapati festival, for the decorations, puja, aarti, music and masti …..but above all, we used to wait for all the delicacies we’ll get to stomach!! One of those specialties is “MODAK”…. And for the same reason I chose to write about its recipe as my first one!!
When I started trying out various recipes , my Mom and MIL were my lifelines.
“Hello….Mom?, How do you make Modak? Its nothing beta its really simple….” And a set of instructions followed.” Ok thx bye, will let u know how they turned out”…….
While going through the recipe , I realized I didn’t have the quantity of flour to be used. The moment I picked up the phone and was about to dial …… the phone rang and guess what ….it was my mom-in- law. I thought I’ll ask her only…….
“Aai ,how much maida shud I use?”……. “ maida ? we don’t use maida ……make it with Suji/ Bombay rava……….” A set of instructions followed again, with all the measurements and lot of tips too.
At the end of it I had 2 modak recipes……and A TASK of calling both my moms, to let them know how their recipe turned out!….PHEW!! I felt tired already. But I gave both the recipes a try.
Called both the Moms…. And told them that the Modak turned out great . And that their son / son-in-law loved it. I have finally ended up doing a mix of both the recipes ….and found it to be PERFECT!
So here you go… Enjoy!!
Serving : 14-16 modak