Karigadabu ( Fried Modak )
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In a bowl, add 1 cup fine Semolina ( Chiroti Rava )
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A pinch of Turmeric & 2 pinches of Salt
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2 teaspoons of cooking oil or Ghee
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Until it gets crumbly
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Add 1/4 cup of water
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Mix well to form a smooth dough
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It should be a bit stiff but not very hard
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Cover with a damp towel & let it rest for 20-30 minutes
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In a bowl add 1/2 cup grated dry coconut, 1/4 or 1/2 cup powdered sugar - depending on the sweetness
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Add 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
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Mix & the stuffing is ready
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After 20-30 minutes, It with have become much softer
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Lightly knead again
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Roll into an elongated shape
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Pinch out small balls - smaller than lime sized balls
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Roll them into uniform & smooth balls & set aside
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Take a ball & flatten them with your palm
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Take a disc & dust it with wheat flour & roll into small puris
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It should be slightly elongated & not round in shape
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This gives a nice crescent shaped to the Kadubu
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Add a teaspoon of filling in the Center. Dip your finger into water & run it over one half as shown
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Seal the other side & using a bit of flour, seal the edges
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You can make nice designs on the edges with a fork
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Heat oil & test for readiness. Drop 3-4 kadubus at a time & fry on medium flame
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Do not over crowd the pan
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Flip them after 1 minute
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Fry until lightly golden
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It should take around 3 minutes
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Ready to be offered as Naivedya to Lord Ganesha
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