An important holiday observed nationwide is Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Viyanak Chaturthi. Delectables are prepared to offer as bhog to the deity.
Here are 5 different types of modaks
The most common type of modak is steamed, also known as ukadiche modak, which is prepared in a steamer pan. Made from maida, wheat, or rice flour, these modaks have grated coconut and jaggery within.
Another variation of modak, commonly referred to as patholi, is fried modak. Whole wheat flour can be used to create these modaks. The modaks are either deep-fried or shallow-fried, and they contain a delicious, chewy coconut filling.
CHANA DAL MODAK
The recipe for Chana Dal Modak is similar to that of Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam Kozhukattai in Tamil; the filling inside is different. Jaggery and cooked chana dal are used in the filling.
The modak's rava-based outer shell can be filled with anything from coconut to chopped nuts and seeds to jaggery and poppy seeds.
Condensed milk, ordinary milk, chocolate chips, digestive cookies, and nuts are the main ingredients of chocolate modaks.