Chaturthi Special - Pillaiyarpatti Modakam
Once on a monthly fast Apattha (Paternal G.ma) made this one for me, and to date I am yet to taste one so soft and delicious.
Rice Rava - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Water - 3.5 cups, divided
Coconut - 3 Tbsp, grated
Cashew nuts - 2 Tbsp
Kismis (Raisins) - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 Tbsp
Take 1 cup of water in a pan and add jaggery to it. Stir cook until it melts. Strain and keep aside.
Heat ghee in a kadai and fry cashew nuts and raisins separately. Keep aside.
In the same pan, bring the remaining water to a boil.
Stir in the rice rava and cook over a slow flame until almost all the water has evaporated.
Mix in the jaggery syrup and continue cooking till dry.
Add in the raisins, cashew nuts and grated coconut. Mix well to combine.
Shape into slightly oval shaped balls.
Steam cook for 5 minutes.
Sending to Priti's Festive Food Ganesh Chaturthi.
Also to Sharan's Vinayagar Chathurthi Event; Gayathri's WTML hosted at Smitha's Spicy Flavours and Spotlight: Festive Food hosted by Chandrani