Modak | How to make Modak

By Neha Seth  |  8th Sep 2016  |  
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About Modak Recipe

A Ganesh utsav special bhog.

Modak is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Modak in your kitchen. This recipe requires 10 minutes for preparation and 15 minutes to cook. The Modak by Neha Seth has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Modak at home without any difficulty. Modak is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Modak would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Modak this weekend. Share your Modak cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Neha Seth for inputs. In case you have any queries for Modak you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Neha Seth. You can also rate the Modak and give feedback.


Ingredients to make Modak

  • For the Filling:
  • 1-2 cardamoms
  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup shakkar (that is different from normal sugar) or jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
  • For the outer covering:
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp ghee
  • A pinch of salt

How to make Modak

  1. To prepare the filling, take a pan and add ghee to heat. Then add in the chopped cashews and saute it well.
  2. Next add in the grated coconut and cook it for a minute. Then add in the shakkar and mix it properly, cook until the moisture evaporates and it becomes soggy.
  3. To prepare the outer covering, take a pan and add water, then bring it to a boil.
  4. Add ghee and salt to it, then add the rice flour and mix it well. Turn off the gas and cover it for 4-5 mins.
  5. Once it is cooled, make a smooth dough out of this mixture.
  6. Take a small portion of the dough and make a ball out of it. Spread it with your thumbs and fingers.
  7. Fill 1 spoon filling of the mixture and give it the shape of modaks.
  8. Prepare the steamer, then put in all the modaks into the steamer and cook it for about 15 minutes.
  9. Serve it warm for best taste.

My Tip:

You can add other dry fruits as well.

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