Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak) | How to make Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak)

By Roop Parashar  |  5th Sep 2016  |  
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Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak)by Roop Parashar
  • Prep Time

    15

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  • Cook Time

    20

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  • Serves

    7

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About Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak) Recipe

Ukadiche Modak is one of the many varieties of modak. It is the most favorite Naivaidyam (holy food) of Lord Ganesh which we usually offer to him on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival. It is very popular in Maharashtra, India. Thus, today I am sharing this traditional modak recipe. It is the most traditional way to prepare modak. The sweet filling inside this modak is made of fresh grated coconut and jaggery, while the soft shell is made from rice flour. Let's start to make this traditional modak for Lord Ganesha and celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi festival with the traditional modak.

Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak), a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak) by Roop Parashar will definitely help you in its preparation. The Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak) can be prepared within 15 minutes. The time taken for cooking Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak) is 20 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 7 people. The recipe details out how to make Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak) step by step. The detailed explanation makes Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak) so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak) can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak) from BetterButter.

Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak)

Ingredients to make Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak)

  • For the outer modak covering:
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp pure ghee
  • A pinch of salt
  • For the filling:
  • 1.5 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup grated jaggery
  • 3 to 4 green cardamoms (grounded)
  • 1 tsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp pure ghee
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder
  • 1 tsp poppy seed (roasted)
  • 5 almonds (sliced)
  • 6 to 7 sliced pistachios (optional)
  • 1 tbsp raisins (optional)
  • 1 tsp chironji (optional)

How to make Traditional Modak Recipe (Ukadiche Modak or Steamed Modak)

  1. For the stuffing, combine the coconut, ghee and jaggery in a heavy or non-stick pan.
  2. Cook it on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes. Make sure that you do not overcook the mixture. Add the roasted poppy seeds, grounded cardamom, nutmeg powder and other remaining filling ingredients. Mix it well and keep aside.
  3. In a thick bottomed pan, heat the water along with ghee and a pinch of salt.
  4. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and add the rice flour in a steady flow while stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
  5. Cook this mixture on a very low heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Now turn off the flame and cover this pan with a lid for 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Now take this dough in a big bowl or plate. Knead it very well, note that this dough will be hot. Apply some normal water on your palm and knead the dough very well.
  8. Assemble and shape the modaks. Take a small ball from the dough. Roll it thinly (with the help of your hands) into a circle of about 3-4 inches in diameter. Gently take this circle on your palm.
  9. Now add the filling in the center. Pinch the edges one by one, then bring together all the pinched folds in the center.
  10. Make all the modaks this way and keep it aside. Cover it with a cotton napkin.
  11. Carefully place the sifter into a steamer or pressure cooker (without whistle) and steam them for about 15 minutes.

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