After the raging success of its previous season, Zee TV's iconic singing reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, has returned with a bang, featuring Himesh Reshammiya, Neeti Mohan, and Anu Malik as judges and Aditya Narayan as the host. This weekend, viewers will get to watch a ‘Ganeshotsav’ special episode with the country’s sweetheart in the house, Madhuri Dixit.
During this episode, after contestant Sonia’s power-packed performances to ‘Tamma Tamma’ and ‘Ek Do Teen’ that had the studio audience tapping their feet, she told Madhuri how much she loves the Maharashtrian-style Ukadiche Modaks. Being quite the expert at making this delicacy at home, the Bollywood Diva decided it was time to show ‘em how it’s done. To everyone’s delight, Madhuri went up on stage and cooked Modaks live on stage!
While making modaks, Madhuri said, “We use saaran for the stuffing to make modaks, which is made of grated coconut, jaggery, sabja seeds, and cardamom powder, and the outer layer is made with rice flour. In the old times, my Aaji would make the roti for Modak on her own, but nowadays, we have molds to get a proper shape of the Modak. In fact, my Aaji always taught us to serve modaks hot with Desi Ghee because it elevates the taste."
Well, if all this Modak talk has given you cravings, this is the right time of the year to relish them. While this sweet gesture of making Modaks by Madhuri Dixit melted everyone’s heart, wait till you watch the performances by all the contestants on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi; they will surely make you go, Ganpati Bappa Morya!