Modak /Ukadiche Modak | How to make Modak /Ukadiche Modak

By Sanchita Agrawal Mittal  |  26th Jul 2018  |  
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About Modak /Ukadiche Modak Recipe

Modak or ukadiche modak is a sweet dumpling popular in many parts of India. It is called modak in Marathi and Konkani as well as Gujarati. The sweet filling inside a modak is made up of fresh grated coconut and jaggery, while the soft shell is made from rice flour, mixed with khova. The dumpling can be fried or steamed.

Modak /Ukadiche Modak

Ingredients to make Modak /Ukadiche Modak

  • one and half cup rice flour
  • one teaspoon ghee for greasing
  • for stuffing
  • 1 cup fresh coconut grated
  • 1 cup jaggery grated
  • 1 tbsp almond and pistachios chopped
  • 1 tbsp khaskhas poppy seeds roasted
  • one fourth teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Two pinch nutmeg powder
  • 10 saffron strands
  • 10 to 12 rose petals

How to make Modak /Ukadiche Modak

  1. Heat one and one-fourth cups of water with salt and ghee in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and add the rice flour in a steady flow, stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
  3. Cover the pan with a deep lid and pour some water in it
  4. cook on simmer for 3 minutes sprinkle some cold water on the rice flour and cover again; cook for another three minutes.
  5. repeat this process twice more
  6. Take the pan off the heat and keep it covered for two minutes.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a large plate , grease the palms with oil and knead the dough till smooth, cover the dough with a damp cloth and keep for 15 minutes.
  8. For the stuffing Mix the coconut and gur in a pan and cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes till it becomes light golden brown.
  9. Add the poppy seeds, cardamom and nutmeg powder and chopped dry friuts.
  10. Divide the dough into twelve equal portions and make balls.
  11. Grease your hands and spread each ball to form a cavity or a bowl.
  12. Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre and gather the edges together to form a bundle.
  13. Pinch with your fingers to seal the edges at the top.
  14. Heat sufficient water in a steamer and place the modaks on a perforated plate in the steamer and steam for 10-12 minutes
  15. Take them out and let them cool.
  16. Garnish with saffron strands and serve to lord Ganesha.

My Tip:

Modaks can be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator for 2 days.

Reviews for Modak /Ukadiche Modak (1)

Shikha Roya year ago

Nice one.