Modak Recipe

Modak Recipe

Modak is a Maharashtrian sweet dish usually served on Ganesh chaturthi. Learn how to make/prepare Modak by following this easy recipe.
Modak Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 6.0 / 10 (37 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