1 cup maida
Oil for deep frying
3/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup jaggery
1/2 tea spn cardamom powder
1 tea spn cashews(optional)
4-5 saffron strands(optional)
1. Heat 1 tbl spn of oil and add it to maida. Mix it very well till all the maida gets the oil. Add salt and water to make it a very stiff dough. Keep aside the dough for around 1/2 an hour.
2. Heat jaggery and coconut together till jaggery melts and forms a uniform mixture with coconut. Remove from fire and add cardamom powder, saffron strands and cashew pieces. Mix well.
3. Take small balls of the dough, roll it into small puris (if the puri becomes too thick, the modaks get a rubbery texture. Keep a round ball of stuffing on the puri and cover with the dough to give modak shape.
4.Heat oil and deep fry the modaks.