Modak | How to make Modak

By Kanwaljeet Chhabra  |  5th Apr 2016  |  
4.6 from 2 reviews Rate It!
  • Photo of Modak by Kanwaljeet Chhabra at BetterButter
  • Prep Time


  • Cook Time


  • Serves





About Modak Recipe

Modak is the favourite food of lord Ganesha . Modak is a very famous sweet from Maharshatra . It is prepared on Ganeshotava celebration in Maharashtra. Modak can be prepared in different ways. They can be steamed or fried. Modak can be made with coconut filling or without coconut filling . I have made the classic one with coconut and jaggery filling .

The delicious and mouthwatering Modak is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Modak is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Modak. Kanwaljeet Chhabra shared Modak recipe which can serve 5 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Modak. Try this delicious Modak recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Kanwaljeet Chhabra of Modak by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Modak can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Modak with other users


Ingredients to make Modak

  • Rice flour 1 cup
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Powdered jaggery half cup
  • Some raisins chopped
  • Some almonds chopped
  • Roasted poppy seeds 2 tsp
  • Fresh coconut grated Half cup

How to make Modak

  1. First step is outer layer - Take a pot and put 1 cup water in it. When the water starts boiling, add 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp ghee in to it. Now add rice flour into it, mix well. Turn off the gas, cover it with plate. Keep this aside.
  2. Now for filling - Take a pan and add 1 tsp ghee, then add jaggery into it . When the jaggery starts melting, add poppy seeds, coconut, almonds and raisins. Mix all the ingredients well. Filling is ready.
  3. Now remove the cover of the rice flour dough. Mash this dough with greased hands and make soft doughs.
  4. Take a small ball size dough, press the edges with your fingers and make a small disc. Put the coconut filling in the center and mould it into a modak. Repeat this process with the remaining dough.
  5. Now take a steamer. Put these modaks on a steamer thali. Steam these modaks for about 15 minutes.
  6. Serve hot or chilled.

My Tip:

You can add the filling of your choice and can fry them too.

Reviews for Modak (2)

Poonam Mandani3 years ago


Lata Lala3 years ago

My favourite favourite. ...