Modak | How to make Modak

By sana Tungekar  |  6th Aug 2016  |  
4.3 from 3 reviews Rate It!
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About Modak Recipe

A sweet made with riceflour and coconut. With flavours of dry fruits, steamed to perfection. This is made in Mumbai for Ganesh chaturthi especially.

Modak is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Modak is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Modak by sana Tungekar will help you to prepare the perfect Modak in your kitchen at home. Modak needs 30 minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Modak. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Modak. In case you have any questions on how to make the Modak you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like sana Tungekar. Modak will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.


Ingredients to make Modak

  • Rice flour 1 cup (Ground finely)
  • 1/2 cup coconut (fresh)
  • 100 grams sugar (powdered)
  • 1 tsp Cardomom seeds
  • 1 tsp dry ginger powder (saunth)
  • Dry fruits 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Pure ghee 2 tbsp

How to make Modak

  1. Grate the coconut as fine as possible. Add sugar, cardamom seeds, dry fruits and finally sprinkle some ginger powder over this mixture.
  2. Mix lightly and keep aside.
  3. Heat some water till warm. Use this water knead a dough with rice flour.
  4. While kneading add salt and fennel seeds. After kneading cover with a clean wet cloth and keep aside.
  5. Grease your palm with a little ghee. Take small portion of the rice flour dough and flatten it on your palm.
  6. Press softly to get an even poori.
  7. Take two teaspoons of the previously made coconut mix and place in centre of the poori.
  8. Pinch the sides of the poori to close, like in the shape of a dumpling.
  9. Heat water in a deep pan. Keep a mesh to steam the dumplings /modaks and cover with a lid.
  10. Steam for 15 minutes on both sides each.
  11. Tastes best when consumed hot.

My Tip:

Dry fruits I have used are Almonds, Pistachios, Charoli and Raisins.

Reviews for Modak (3)

Ayesha Kumar3 years ago

Wow nice one Sana!

Nancy Coutinho3 years ago


Manisha Shukla3 years ago

wow, thnx Sana. i really want to try.. hope it will come out nice.