Modak Recipe

Modak Recipe
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Might seem like hot piping momos, but the ingredients of this Indian dish is far different from the world famous Asian snack. Quite popular during the Indian festival 'Ganesh Chaturthi', Jaggery, coconut and sugar are the main ingredients of this dish.
Modak Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 6.1 / 10 (38 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • For the filling
  • 2 Cup shredded fresh coconut
  • 1/2 Cup mixture of unsalted pistachios and unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 Pinch of cardamom powder
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup jaggery or sugar

    For the outer cover
  • 1 Cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
How to make Modak:
  • To prepare the filling, combine coconut, milk and jaggery or sugar, mix well.
  • Cook it over medium flame, stir continuously till they are mixed properly.
  • Add cashews and pistachios and cook for about one minute.
  • Now add cardamom powder.
  • Let it cool, keep aside.
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Now add flour, ghee and salt, stir quickly so as to remove all lumps.
  • Cover with a lid for some time and cook.
  • Remove the lid and keep stirring.
  • Now remove the pan from the heat and transfer all the mixture on a flat plate.
  • Knead it to make soft dough.
  • It should be neither too sticky nor too dry.
  • Grease the palms of your hands properly and make a ball from the dough.
  • Flatten the dough to make a cup shape.
  • Put 3/4 tsp coconut filling into this cup.
  • Dip thumb and index finger in the oil and make 5-6 small pinches on the outside edges of the cup.
  • Bring them together on top and join to shape a peak.
  • Put modak on a pre greased plate.
  • Make rest of the modaks.
  • Now Steam them for about 15 minutes and serve with ghee.

Reviews and Ratings:
Avanti posted 20/09/2012
Thanks so much for this recipe. Made Modaks on Ganesh Chaturthi. They turned out great :)
savita posted 04/09/2010
mast........delicious fr any pooja function n al