Modak are prepared at least once in most of the homes during this Ganpati festival. After preparing modak, if some Ukad is leftover, then “Niavgri” is made out of it. Nivagri is a very simple recipe but has amazing taste. It is served with Curd or few may have it with plain Oil (Kaccha Tel)
2 cups Rice flour (Tandulachi Pithi)
2 cups Water
5-6 Green Chillies
2 Tspns Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
3-4 Tspns Ghee - Sajuk Tup (Or Oil)
Heat water with 2-3 tspns of Ghee or oil and salt.
Add rice flour t boiling water and mix it continuously.
Turn off the heat.
Take Ukad in a plate and knead it by putting 1-2 tspns of oil.
Make paste of Green Chillies, Cumin Seeds and salt
Add paste to Ukad and knead again.
Now make small puri like shapes of the batter
Boil it in Modak-Paatra / Idli Paatra for 15-20 minutes
Garnish it with corriander (optional) and Nivagri is ready to eat.
Tip : Instead of Ghee / Sajuk Tup or Oil, you may use Butter (Loni) for making ukad.
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