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Steamed Modak (Ukadiche Modak)

Ketki Wadhwani
60 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 People
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ABOUT Steamed Modak (Ukadiche Modak) RECIPE

Ukadiche modak is one of the most popular modak made during Ganapati Festival in Maharashtra. Modak is a favorite sweet of my family too. We all like the sweet jaggery & coconut filling inside the modak.

Recipe Tags

  • Festive Fun
  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Maharashtra
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 20

  1. For making a dough for outer covering -
  2. 2 cups rice flour
  3. 1.5 cups water
  4. 1tsp Sugar
  5. A pinch of salt
  6. 2 tsp of ghee
  7. For the filling -
  8. 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  9. 1/2 cup thinly sliced or grated jaggery (I have used organic jaggery)
  10. 1tsp of cardamon powder
  11. 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  12. 2tsp Ghee


  1. For making sweet filling -
  2. Heat ghee in a pan & then add grated fresh coconut and sliced / grated jaggery.
  3. Mix well and cook this coconut-jaggery mixture on a low flame. the jaggery will melt first.
  4. Stir at times and cook this mixture till the moisture from the jaggery begins to dry. Switch off the flame. (Don't overcook as jaggery will start hardening)
  5. Add cardamon & nutmeg powder to it and mix well. Keep this coconut-jaggery filling aside.
  6. For making dough -
  7. In a pan add the water, ghee, sugar and salt. Keep it on the stove top & let this mixture come to a boil.
  8. Once it start boiling, put the flame off and quickly add rice flour to it and mix the flour well
  9. Now take all the dough in a plate/thali or in a bowl. gather the dough together and begin to knead it.
  10. the dough will be hot when, you begin to knead. so apply some water on your palms and knead the dough. knead the dough very well.
  11. Make small balls from the dough & roll the balls till smooth in your palms. (you can apply ghee to your palms for smoothness & soft texture)
  12. Now, take a modak mould and put rice dough mixture in it and make a thin layer of it.
  13. Now stuff it with coconut -jaggery mixture to it and cover it again with rice dough.
  14. Make all the modaks in this way & keep them in a steamer pan.
  15. Cover the pan with a lid and steam for 10 to 15 minutes on a low flame
  16. Once the ukadiche modaks are steamed, drizzle a few teaspoons of ghee on the modaks. the ukadiche modaks are ready to be offered to Ganapati Bappa.

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Vijayalakshmi Upendra
Vijayalakshmi Upendra   Sep-16-2016

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