Raw rice -1/2 cup
Yellow moongh dal -2tbsp
Grated coconut -2tbsp
Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Water - 2 cups
Dry roast rice till the colour changes,do not roast till brown,keep aside.
Dry roast the dal till nice aroma comes out.switch off the flame and keep aside.
Cool rice & dal transfer to a mixie,add the cardamom & dry grind to a coarse rava consistency.
Dissolve jaggery in water,filter to remove impurities.
Boil the jaggery water,reduce the flame now add the ground powder & grated coconut.
Mix well & lower the flame.Cover it with a lid & cook till its 3/4th done.
Add the ghee mix well,once the mixture is cooked & dry then switch off the stove.
Cool the mixture while still warm roll out into small lemon size balls.
Steam these balls in idli pan till fully cooked may be 5 to 7 minutes.
Cool & serve them.
a) Water ration varies depending upon the quality of rice.
b) This modakam has very mild sweet,if you want more sweeter then increase the jaggery quantity.
c) Do not over cook the modakam they may break.
d) Do not grind to a fine powder,it should look like rava.
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