With Ganesh Chaturthi around, thought of sharing few recipes of dishes that can be offered as naivedyam during the pooja.This recipe was sent to me by Naina almost months ago and it is high time I post it now. This recipe looks totally new, different and interesting to me. Naina got this Urad dal modak recipe from her MIL, who prepares these for breakfast not only during Ganesh Chathurti but also on usual days. Since it is a steamed dish with no oil needed, loaded with protein it is absolutely healthy and filling too.
(For the stuffing)
One cup black gram split (urad dahl)
¼ cup Bengal gram (chana dahl)
½ cup coconut gratings
Two green chilies
One inch ginger
Eight to ten peppercorns
Two tsp. cumin seeds
Salt to taste
(For the outer covering)
½ cup rice flour
One tsp. plain flour
Salt to taste
1. Soak both the lentils separately for about four hours. Combine rice flour, plain flour and salt and kneed into a soft pliable dough adding water to it. Cover with a cloth and keep aside.
2. Keep aside tbsp. of soaked lentils for the stuffing, as one should get the bite of the whole lentils too.
3. Grind the soaked lentils along with all the stuffing ingredients. Grind the mixture coarsely using little water. Add the kept aside soaked lentils to this mixture.
4. Prepare thin poories from the pliable dough. Place the stuffing inside and cover half way. Seal the edges in the shape of a kadabu. Steam these kadubus placing them on a banana leaf in a steamer for for about ten to fifteen minutes.
Offer these to Lord Ganesha and get his blessings. Serve them with chutney. Enjoy this mouth-watering healthy treat either as a breakfast or a mid-meal.
Thanks for this recipe Naina. Ganesha will surely be pleased with these savory kadubu. Iam going to try this for the festival.