Steps to make Fried Modaks:
1: Sieve the flour with salt and add warm oil to the sieved flour.
2: Add water and knead to a smooth dough.
4: Take fresh or desiccated coconut, jaggery, roasted sesame seeds, cardamom & nutmeg powder in a kadai or pan.
5: Mix them all.
6: Add water.
7: Cook the whole mixture on a low or medium flame.
8: Stir for some 8-10 minutes till the jaggery melts, the water dries up and mixture is cooked & dry. keep the mixture aside to cool.
9: Take a small sized ball of the dough.
10: With a rolling pin gently make a thin round dusting the surface or the dough ball with some dry flour.
11: Take the rolled dough circle on your palm add the some spoonfuls of the filling in the center of the thin round.
12: This is an optional step – with a brush or with your finger tip, apply water on the circular edge. keep a small bowl of water on your work surface.
13: Now start pinching the edges one by one. this comes from practice. so the more you make modaks, the more efficient you will be :-)
14: Bring all the pinched ends together and taper the center.
15: Make all modaks this way and keep aside. cover with a cloth so that the dough does not dry out.
16: Heat oil and deep fry or shallow fry the modaks on medium temperature.
17: Drain the modaks on kitchen paper napkins. makes about 10-12 modaks.