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Seed Modaks | Ganesh Chaturthi Special Recipe

Ganesh Chaturthi is here, and when you’re looking to make your favourite modaks but with a twist, chef, curator of Tasty Food Tales and Table Scapes, Natasha Mehta can help. Try out these healthy modaks that pack a punch at any pooja!

By Aditi Mudgal
31 August 2022
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Modaks have been associated with Ganesha for decades, but that’s no reason to say no to modaks otherwise! While traditional modaks that are sold tend to be very sweet, high in processed sugars and other fats, Natasha’s modak recipe is much more healthier and nutritious. The inclusion of seeds instead of flour makes them high in Omega-3 fats and a gluten-free option for those with diet restrictions.

 

The high amount of seeds can aid in balancing hormones, reducing sweet cravings, and bloating while giving you a boost of energy. They are perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up, or to serve to guests any time during the day. Whip these up within minutes and garnish them with rose petals for the extra touch, and you’re all done!

 

Check out Natasha’s other quick recipes:

The Ultimate Mulberry Salad

Easy & Delicious Mango Popsicles

Quick & Healthy Mexican Makhana Bhel

Refreshing Mango Spritzer

 

Watch the recipe here.

 

Ingredients list

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup white sesame seeds
  • ½ cup black sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp ginger powder
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • Dried rose petals

 

Preparation

 

Step 1 :

Grind the seeds and ginger powder using a high speed blender until the ingredients come to a dough-like consistency.

 

Step 2 :

Once blended, place in a thali and pour in the honey.

 

Step 3 :

Using your hand knead the dough with honey, ensuring the honey has evenly mixed into the dough.

 

Step 4 :

Using a mould, evenly add in the dough pressing it in so it takes the shape.

 

Step 5 :

Pop each one out of the mould, garnish with rose petals and finely chopped pistachio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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