First we will make the stuffing. For that in a nonstick pan, take scrapped coconut and jaggery and heat it. Blend the two well. The jaggery will melt, keep stirring the mix as it tends to catch the bottom very fast. Once the mixture has thickened a bit, add almonds and raisins. Mix well. Lastly add the cardamom powder and put off the flame. Do not cook the coconut stuffing for a longer time as it will become very hard on cooling. Remove the stuffing in a plate and allow to cool down.
For the outer covering. In another pan add 11/2 cup water and allow it to boil. Add 1 teaspoon of ghee to it. To this boiling water add the suji while continuously stirring with a wooden spatula. Make sure there are no lumps in the mix. Cook the suji for 1-2 minutes and put off the flame. Cover the pan and keep it aside for 5 minutes or so.
Start working on the suji dough while it is still warm. Grease your palms with ghee and gather the cooked suji mix and knead it into smooth workable dough.
Pinch out small gooseberry size ball from the dough. Grease the modak mould. Insert this dough ball from the opening at the bottom of the mould. Now using your index finger press this dough on all sides of the mould, so that the outer covering of the modak is done.
Now that a cavity is made, insert enough coconut stuffing into it. Cover the modak from below with the suji dough. Apply light pressure on the mould so that the impressions are formed well. Now open the mould and a beautiful suji modak is ready.
Prepare all the modak similarly. Offer the modak to lord Ganesha and then distribute among the family members and other devotes as prasad.
Now we will see how to shape a modak without a mould. For that grease your palms well with ghee. Pinch out a gooseberry shape portion of the suji dough. Roll it between your palm, to smoothen it. Now flatten it evenly into a disc with your finger tips. Now with the help of index finger and thumb create pleates on the edges of the disc. Place 1 teaspoon stuffing in the center and gather the pleats and join them at one place to shape it like modak.