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Sana Tungekar
30 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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A sweet made with riceflour and coconut. With flavours of dry fruits, steamed to perfection. This is made in Mumbai for Ganesh chaturthi especially.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • Maharashtra
  • Steaming
  • Dessert
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Rice flour 1 cup (Ground finely)
  2. 1/2 cup coconut (fresh)
  3. 100 grams sugar (powdered)
  4. 1 tsp Cardomom seeds
  5. 1 tsp dry ginger powder (saunth)
  6. Dry fruits 1/2 cup (chopped)
  7. Pure ghee 2 tbsp


  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.

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Ayesha Kumar
Ayesha Kumar   Aug-17-2016

Wow nice one Sana!

Nancy Coutinho
Nancy Coutinho   Aug-06-2016

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