Ukdiche Modak | How to make Ukdiche Modak

By Amrita Iyer  |  5th Sep 2016  |  
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About Ukdiche Modak Recipe

Modak or lets say Ukdiche Modak is a festive rice flour dumpling made during the auspicious occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi!Ganesh or the Indian Elephant God is the bearer of all good luck and prosperity!His name is uttered before starting a new venture,embarking on a journey or starting an endeavour!Its His blessings which ensure success and keep everyone protected from evil forces!So in His Holy name I present His most loved food item - the Ukdiche Modak which is a rice flour dumpling filled with Jaggery and Coconut!This is one of my most treasured recipes and I share with you all this wonderful gem!May Lord Ganesh bless all of us!Ganapati Bappa Morya!

Ukdiche Modak is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Ukdiche Modak has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Amrita Iyer is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Ukdiche Modak recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Ukdiche Modak is 40 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 20 minutes. This is recipe of Ukdiche Modak is perfect to serve 12 people. Ukdiche 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 Ukdiche Modak. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Ukdiche Modak by commenting on this page below!

Ukdiche Modak

Ingredients to make Ukdiche Modak

  • For the casing:
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp salt
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 and 1/2 cups powdered jaggery
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 of a grated fresh coconut
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar

How to make Ukdiche Modak

  1. To prepare the filling, heat the ghee and add the jaggery. Then add 3 tbsp water and allow it to melt on a medium heat. Then add the coconut and mix it well. Let it cook for 3- 4 minutes till the jaggery and coconut are nicely mixed together.
  2. Add the cardamom powder and mix well. Then take it out on a plate and let it cool to room temperature. Next, divide this into 12-14 portions.
  3. To prepare the casing, put the rice flour in a bowl and add salt and ghee. Mix the ghee into the rice flour and pour the hot water gently on top of the flour. (It will be hot so give it around 10 minutes to start mixing when you can't handle the heat.)
  4. Mix it roughly with a spoon or a wooden spatula. After cooling, knead it with greased hands to form a smooth dough. Divide this casing into as many portions as the filling.
  5. To prepare the modaks, flatten each portion of the casing and insert a portion of filling into it and seal it well. Lift one side to make a point and flatten it a bit.
  6. If you want to make ornate modaks then pleat the casing at the edges and insert the filling inside. Seal and make a pointed tip.
  7. Use the moulds if you want perfectly shaped modaks. Steam them on a greased plate for 8- 10 minutes on a medium heat.
  8. Offer them to Lord Ganesh and savour the taste as it will have the divine taste of his blessings added to it.

My Tip:

Note: You can get plastic/metal Modak moulds to shape some beautiful Modaks! Else do it by hand! It requires practice but you can master it eventually!

Reviews for Ukdiche Modak (3)

Padma I3 years ago


Amrita Iyer3 years ago

Welcome Vibha Thakur:blush:

Vibha Thakur3 years ago

thanks , I was searching this recipe

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