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Til Modak -  A variation of usual modak . Only two ingredients are used here til /sesame seeds and jaggery .A unique combination of flavors is bound to get you addicted.
 This is a quick modak recipe and comes handy if you don’t have much time. These til modaks can be served as  offering to Lord Ganesha. Your family and mainly kids  will love these til /Sesame seeds modaks as they are delicious and calcium rich. Its very easy to make and tastes yumm...



Ingredients:-

Til /Sesame seeds/ Nuvullu - 2 cups
Jaggery /Gud - 2  cups
Milk -2 tbsps (optional)

Method:-

1) Dry Roast Sesame seeds on low flame stirring continuously for 4-5 minutes in a heavy bottomed vessel till the rawness disappears and a nutty aroma emanates the kitchen. Roast till it turn pale golden  colour not darker..  Switch off the flame.


2) Remove the til in the plate and allow them to cool down.
3) Grate or powder the Jaggery /Gud.
4) Grind the sesame seeds to coarse Powder in a mixer.


5) Add grated or powdered  jaggery to the mixture.All together grind this mixture in a mixie till they are well combined.


7) When you grind this mixture in a mixie ,it becomes little oily which helps in binding into a modak.


8) If the mixture looks dry then add 1 or 2 tbsps of milk and grind in a mixie. The mixture will become sticky.
9) Remove the mixture into a plate .
10) Grease the modak moulds with a bit of butter or ghee . Place aside.



 11) Make small balls from the mixture.

12) Take a small ball of til-jaggery mixture, place it in modak mould and press the til ladoo or til mixture with your fingers so that it gets the shape of mould.


13) Gently unmould and remove the excess modak mixture from the edges of the modak.
 14) Place the modaks over a greased plate/ thali.
15) Repeat the same with the rest of mixture.


                         Til Modaks / Sesame seeeds Modaks are ready to offer Lord Ganesha as prasad.

16 )Store in an air tight container .
17) They stay good for a week to ten days. You can store in the fridge too for longer shelf life.

Tips:-

1)  Use fresh sesame seeds and good quality jaggery to enjoy the chewy nutty taste of sesame seeds and the sweet flavor of jaggery.
2) Modak moulds are easily available in steel utensils shops or online in amazon also.
 

                     Ganapati Bappa Morya !!!

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