Modaks with a chocolate twist to celebrate Ganesh Chathurthi

In India Lord Ganesha has been much-loved and adored, more as a friend than a god. He is there to bless our new homes, new ventures and even gifts us some of the best life-long relationships. There are thousands and thousands of mesmerising tales about how intelligent, fearless and of course food-loving he is. Oh yes you will find hundreds of children books on him too.

For the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, we made modak chocolates and modak chocolate cake bites, as we owe it to Bappa for his blessings in starting our venture. Both of us are new moms so the drive to be with our kids pushed us to start something of our own and that’s how we realized our passion toward baking. We both enjoy innovating new recipes while Sapna tries to follow the traditional way, Niharika adds her twist in each recipe and the combination of two creates a great dish for your palate.

And that is exactly what we have for you here, the traditional Modak recipe with a chocolate twist

Modak Chocolates
Recipe:
Modak mold is a prerequisite. Or simply use your popsicle moulds.

Ingredients:
100 gms chocolate
2 tbsp almond crushed
2 tbsp cashew crushed
2 tbsp raisins
2-3 tbsp khoya (milk reduced to thick, dough like consistency)

Method:
– Roughly chop the chocolate and melt it in the microwave for about 30-40 seconds and whisk it a smooth pouring consistency.
– Let the chocolate cool for about five minutes.

To make the filling:
– In a bowl, add crushed almonds, cashews, raisins and the reduced milk mixture (just enough to bind everything together) and then knead and mix.
– Make small balls from the dough.

To make Modak:
– Take a piping bag and fill it with the tempered chocolate.
– Take the modak-shaped mould, snip the piping bag and fill half the mould with chocolate.
– Tap the mould slightly and then push the almond balls inside the chocolate.
– Then fill the remaining mould with chocolate and tap it once again to even the shape out.
– Put it in the freezer to set for about 5-7 minutes.
– Take the modak out of the refrigerator and tap the mould upside down to unmold the modaks.



Ravishing Treats, Sapna and Niharikaa’s home baking venture started some 4 months ago. One day while sipping coffee and enjoying cake from their home kitchen with friends they came up with the idea to bring traditional bakery delicacies with their modern twist. They love baking tea cakes, cup cakes, cookies, brownies, donuts, biscottis, scones and everything else your taste buds can dream of. Check out their Facebook page here.

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