Modak | How to make Modak

By Bindiya Sharma  |  28th Aug 2015  |  
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About Modak Recipe

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

Modak, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Modak by Bindiya Sharma will definitely help you in its preparation. The Modak can be prepared within few minutes. The time taken for cooking Modak is 40 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 8 people. The recipe details out how to make Modak step by step. The detailed explanation makes Modak so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for 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 Modak from BetterButter.


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 (2)

Deepbala Arora2 years ago


Madhavi Telange5 years ago

had made it yesterday for sankashti