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Tata Sampan Recipes - Chana Dal Modak

Bonny Shah

Bonny Shah
19 November 2019

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

A popular sweet during the Ganesh festival all over the country is modak. Prepared in various ways, modak is a dish that primarily features a sweet filling encased in steamed or fried exterior shell. The Maharashtrian version of the modak features coconut and jaggery as the filling and steamed exterior made out of rice flour. In some regions, these modaks are also fried in oil instead of being steamed. Another version of the modak features chana dal as the filling instead of coconut and jaggery. Making modak is no easy feat. It requires time, patience, and a lot of effort. With the right recipe and instructions, this delicious sweet dish is worth all the effort that goes into making it.

Replacing the traditional coconut filling with chana dal can have numerous health benefits. Chana dal is rich in B-complex Vitamins such as B1, B2, and B3. It is a very good source of protein especially for vegetarians. It is high in fibre and helps stay fuller for long. Hence it prevents binge eating. Using protein-rich, unpolished chana dal from the Tata Sampann range is a guaranteed way of availing these benefits.

In this recipe, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor shares this method of making the chana dal modak using Tata Sampann Chana Dal.

Tata Sampann Recipes: Chana Dal Modak

Ingredients

For the filling

For the shell

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • Oil as required

Method

  • In a pan, add the soaked high-protein Tata Sampann Chana Dal.
  • Add the coconut and jaggery. Mix well.
  • Sprinkle nutmeg powder, cardamom powder and poppy seeds. Cook this mixture.
  • To make the shell, heat a cup of water in a pan. Add the rice flour and mix well. Steam this mixture.
  • Remove this from heat and place the dough in a muslin cloth. With the help of water, knead this dough well. Remove the muslin cloth and use oil to knead the dough further.
  • Divide the dough into small balls. Flatten them with your fingers and add the mixture. Shape them into modaks.
  • Dip these into water and place them in steamer.
  • Steam the modaks till they are cooked.

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