Ukadiche Modak | How to make Ukadiche Modak

By Manisha Goyal  |  20th Aug 2015  |  
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About Ukadiche Modak Recipe

Ganesh Chaturthi is a major festival in south Indian states like Andhra, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and also in Maharashtra. The first and foremost thing that comes in mind if we talk about this festival is Modak which is Lord Ganesha's favorite. Ukadiche modak is one of the most popular modak variety made during ganesh chaturthi festival in Maharashtra.

Ukadiche Modak is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Ukadiche Modak has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Manisha Goyal is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Ukadiche Modak recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Ukadiche Modak is few minutes and the time taken for cooking is 60 minutes. This is recipe of Ukadiche Modak is perfect to serve 8 people. Ukadiche Modak is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Ukadiche Modak. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Ukadiche Modak by commenting on this page below!

Ukadiche Modak

Ingredients to make Ukadiche Modak

  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • ĵ tsp ghee
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 cups fresh grated coconut
  • 1 1/4 cup grated jaggery
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp rice flour
  • ĵ tsp cardamom powder
  • a pinch of nutmeg powder
  • finely chopped nuts

How to make Ukadiche Modak

  1. Dry roast the poppy seeds and sesame seeds in a kadai or a pan.
  2. Heat a deep pan (non-stick), add jaggery and cook over low heat till the jaggery melts, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add coconut, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder. Saute for a minute.
  4. Mix well and cook this mixture till the moisture from the jaggery begins to dry.
  5. Add a bit of rice flour to this mixture (this helps to absorb moisture from the filling, if any). Add nuts and mix well.
  6. Remove from heat and keep the mixture aside.
  7. Heat a deep pan. Add 1 & 3/4 cup of water, ghee, salt and sugar. Bring it to a boil.
  8. Reduce the flame and add the rice flour gradually. Stiring continously.
  9. Stir till all the rice flour is mixed with the water. Remove from heat and cover with a lid for 10 minutes.
  10. Now take the dough and knead it till well combined.
  11. Before you start shaping the modaks, keep water for steaming in a pan.
  12. Grease the modak mold with ghee. Add the dough to it and form the shape. Fill the stuffing and close. Bring the modak out of the mould.
  13. Once all the modaks are done, place them in the steamer decks, which is lined with muslin cloth. Steam for 15- 20 minutes on a medium flame.
  14. When the ukadiche modaks are steamed, drizzle a few teaspoons of ghee on the modaks.

My Tip:

While kneading:The dough will be hot when you begin to knead. If you feel the dough is hard or dense, add a few teaspoon of warm water or/and a tablespoon of ghee on the dough and knead well.

Reviews for Ukadiche Modak (4)

Pratiksha Kalkar3 years ago

thank you, i really needed this recipe

Merlyn Miranda3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Shashi Prinja3 years ago


Niyaz Laiq4 years ago

Thanks for sharing, this looks great

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