Modak | How to make Modak

By Madhu Parwani  |  26th Aug 2016  |  
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About Modak Recipe

Modak is a sweet dish which is prepared during Ganesh Utsav. It is a Maharashtrian dish.

Modak is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Modak is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Modak by Madhu Parwani will help you to prepare the perfect Modak in your kitchen at home. Modak needs 5 minutes for the preparation and 50 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 Madhu Parwani. Modak will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.


Ingredients to make Modak

  • For the dough:
  • all purpose flour (maida )- 2 cups
  • salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Warm oil- 2 tsp
  • water to knead the dough
  • For the filling:
  • Grated jaggery- 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Fresh desiccated coconut- 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Roasted sesame seeds- 2 tbsp
  • cardamom Powder- 1 tsp
  • water- 1/2 cup
  • nutmeg powder- 1 tsp
  • oil for frying

How to make Modak

  1. Sieve the flour with salt. Then pour in warm oil to the sieved flour.
  2. Next, add water to knead a smooth dough. Once the dough is kneaded, keep it covered for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Take the fresh desiccated coconut, jaggery , roasted sesame seeds, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder in a pan. Mix them properly. Cook this mixture on a medium flame.
  4. Stir it for about 10 minutes till the jaggery melts, the water dries up and the mixture is cooked and dry. Keep the mixture aside and let it cool. Make 10 to 12 portions of this dough.
  5. Take a portion of dough. With the rolling pin gently make thin rounds. Take a rolled dough circle on your palm, add 1 tbsp of the filling at the center.
  6. Start pinching the edges one by one. Bring all the pinched edges ends together and tap the centrer. Similarly make all the other modaks.
  7. Heat the oil and deep fry the modaks on a medium flame.
  8. Serve them warm.

Reviews for Modak (2)

BetterButter Editorial3 years ago

Hi Madhu Parwani , your image of this recipe has been removed since it was a plagiarised one. We have a strict policy against plagiarism. Please refrain from uploading images and recipes from the Internet.

Ayesha Kumar3 years ago

Hi Madhu, modaks are my favourite! Would love to see a clear view of this perfect one?

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