Modak | How to make Modak

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ByBindiya Sharma
Created on 28th Aug 2015
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  • By Bindiya Sharma
    Created on 28th Aug 2015

About Modak

This traditional Indian sweet is prepared in every home in Maharashtra during Ganesh Chaturthi and tastes simply delicious.

The delicious and mouthwatering Modak is a famous dish of Maharashtra and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Modak is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Modak. Bindiya Sharma shared this Modak recipe which is perfect to serve for 8 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Modak. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Modak recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time40mins
  • Serves8People

Ingredients to make Modak

  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup grated jaggery
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of grated coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee

How to make Modak

  1. Boil water in a pan. Meanwhile take a bowl and add the rice flour to it. Pour in the boiled water and mix well to make a rough dough with a spatula.
  2. Wait for it to cool down a bit and then knead really well with your hands. Cover the dough and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  3. To make the filling, heat a heavy pan and add jaggery. Stir continuously until it starts melting on a low flame else it might burnt.
  4. Now add in the nutmeg, cardamom powder and grated coconut. Stir well for 2-4 minutes till the filling is dry. Keep aside for sometime to cool.
  5. Grease the modak moulds with ghee on all 3 sides, take a small portion of the dough and spread it inside the mould with a finger.
  6. Pinch off more dough and spread well on all 3 sides leaving a "cavity" in between.Add 1 tablespoon or so of the filling into the dough cavity created.
  7. Pinch off more dough to cover and seal off the base completely. You can however shape the modaks with your hands also.
  8. Unmold carefully.Make all the modaks and then put them on a muslin cloth/banana leaf/foil.
  9. Steam the modaks for 15 minutes and serve.
My Tip: Modak moulds are easily available at any shop or online store.

Reviews for Modak (1)

Madhavi Telange2 years ago
had made it yesterday for sankashti