For the Filling:
1 cup grated coconut
1 cup grated jaggery
A pinch of nutmeg
A pinch of saffron

For the Shell:
1 cup of water
2 tsp ghee
1 cup of rice flour

For Fillling:
Heat a pan, add the grated coconut and jaggery.
Stir for about five minutes. 
Add the nutmeg and saffron, mix well.
Cook for another five minutes and keep aside.

For Modak:
In a deep dish, boil water with ghee. 
Add the salt and flour,Mix well.
Cover the dish and cook till its half done.
Spread some ghee on the base of a steel bowl and while the dough is still hot, 
knead it well.
Now take a little dough, roll it into a ball, flatten it well, 
shape the edges into a flower pattern.
Put a spoonful of the filling onto the dough and seal it.
Put the dumplings in a muslin cloth and steam them for 10- 15 minutes. 

Courtesy: Chef Shilpa More