Modhagam is a sweet dish made during Ganesha Chathurthi, a Hindu festival. It is popular in many Indian states and cultures. According to Hindu mythology, this sweet dumpling is considered one of the favorite dishes of Lord Ganesha. This has a sweet filling inside and it’s covered with rice dough. These modhagams are not very sweet, they are mildly sweetened but if you prefer you can add more jaggery. The filling inside can be of different choices. The dish is very healthy as it is steamed. This is a very healthy sweet and can be relished with a cup of hot tea as a evening snack. School going kids can enjoy it for tea time provided you make it more sweetened. Modhagam is a very simple and tasty sweet that requires just a few minutes for preparation. There is another variation of fried Modhagam/Modak too. These humble Modhagams or Kozhukattais are a favorite with all and you can explore a well detailed recipe here.
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