Modak Recipe, How to makeModak Recipe:Ukadiche Modak (steamed modak) one of my favorite dessert! Steamed Modak are sweet dumplings made from rice flour. The stuffing is made from grated coconut and jaggery. Modaks are quite popular across Maharashtra and some other parts of India. Modaks are made for Lord Ganesha which is suppose to be his favorite food. Guess many of us love modaks. In fact just saying modak makes me hungry that much I love modak.

Modak Recipe – Ukadiche Modak Recipe

by maria updated October 1, 2013

Ukadiche Modak (steamed modak) one of my favorite dessert!

Steamed Modak are sweet dumplings made from rice flour. The stuffing is made from grated coconut and jaggery. Modaks are quite popular across Maharashtra and some other parts of India. Modaks are made for Lord Ganesha which is suppose to be his favorite food. Guess many of us love modaks. In fact just saying modak makes me hungry that much I love modak.

Modak Recipe

Since fasting month of shravana is approaching soon. I thought of sharing modak recipe with everyone. In Indian many kind of modaks are made fried modaks, semolina modaks, wheat flour modaks, steamed modaks, mava modaks, chocolate modaks etc. I have attempted to make for the first time and prayed a lot before making.

Modak Recipe

As making modaks is not an easy task atleast not for first timer. I usually taste my food to many people for their feedbacks. I got a good feedback and most of them relished it including my hubby he loved them.

I have a fascination towards modak since my childhood days. There were huge ganpati pandals where they used to do aarti however all kids including me used to eye the modaks placed before ganesha. Hmmmm we used to wait for the aarti to get over so that each one of us could atleast take one bite from the prasad offered to god.

Modak Recipe

This recipe comes from my mom. As I have no experience in making modaks. Now that I am successful making them will surely try other versions of it soon. Hope you will also like them :)

Modak recipe step by step pics and detailed recipe at the bottom of the page.

Take water in a vessel add few drops of oil and salt. Boil until they start bubbling.

Modak Recipe

Add the rice flour. Switch off the gas and mix with a good thick spatula.

Modak Recipe

Now add little oil and mix nicely. Cover with a lid for five mins. In the meanwhile let’s make our filling.

Modak Recipe

Take a heavy bottomed pan add grated coconut, jaggery, cardamom and nutmeg powder.

Modak Recipe

Place on low heat. Jaggery will start leaving moisture keep stirring.

Modak Recipe

Switch off the gas don’t overcook the mixture. Place some cold water with icecubes. Apply water over your palm. Make small balls from the rice flour.

Modak Recipe

Flatten the balls with your palms gently giving round shape. Ensure that the discs are not too thick nor thin. Put little mixture of coconut-jaggery mixture over the center of round disc.

Modak Recipe

Now cover with the edges forming into a cone shape. Then give shape with your four finger over the modak. Be careful while making modak as it might break. So be gentle and make them lovingly it will shape well then.

For the first timers just don’t bother about the shape so much. Now place the modaks on a steamer and steam for 7 to 8 mins. You will see that the texture has changed and it’s cooked.

I don’t have a steamer so I filled one big vessel with water. Placed a slotted dish or vessel over the water. Then placed dish filled with modaks. Covered with a lid. Steamed for 8 to 9 mins on medium heat.

Modak Recipe

Serve modaks as offering Or eat them hot as they taste good when they are freshly made.

Notes for Modak Recipe:

  • Ensure you don’t add too much water in the flour. In case you add extra water not to worry add more rice flour.
  • If while shaping modaks you are facing problem apply water to your palm.
  • Also don’t over fill the stuffing else it will ooze out from sides.
  • While making stuffing ensure the jaggery doesn’t get dries too much.

Modak Recipe details listed below:

Modak Recipe - Ukadiche Modak Recipe
 
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Recipe type: eggless desserts, steamed desserts
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine, Maharashtra Cuisine
Serves: 13 to 14 servings
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • For modak
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 cup water
  • few drops of oil
  • 1 t/s salt
  • For Modak Stuffing
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • ½ cup powdered Or grated jaggery (I used organic jaggery powder)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 t/s cardamom powder
  • 1 t/s nutmeg powder
Instructions
  1. Take water in a vessel add few drops of oil and salt. Boil until they start bubbling.
  2. Add the rice flour. Switch off the gas and mix with a good thick spatula.
  3. Now add little oil and mix nicely. Cover with a lid for five mins. In the meanwhile let's make our filling. Take a heavy bottomed pan add grated coconut, jaggery, cardamom and nutmeg powder.
  4. Place on low heat. Jaggery will start leaving moisture keep stirring.
  5. Switch off the gas don't overcook the mixture.
  6. Place some cold water with icecubes. Rub water over your palm. Make small balls from the rice flour.
  7. Flatten the balls with your palms gently giving round shape. Ensure that the discs are not too thick nor thin.
  8. Put little mixture of coconut-jaggery mixture over the center of round disc. Now cover with the edges forming into a cone shape. Then give shape with your four finger over the modak.
  9. Be careful while making modak as it might break. So be gentle and make them lovingly it will shape well then.
  10. For the first timers just don't bother about the shape so much. Now place the modaks on a steamer and steam for 7 to 8 mins. You will see that the texture has changed and it's cooked.
  11. I don't have a steamer so I filled one big vessel with water. Place a slotted dish Or vessel over the water. Then place the dish filled with modaks.
  12. Covered with a lid. Steamed for 8 to 9 mins on medium heat.
  13. Serve modaks as offering Or eat them hot as they taste good when they are freshly made.
Notes
Calories calculated per serving. This dish has no cholesterol, very low in sodium and sugar.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 652 g Calories: 1604 g Fat: 49.8 g Saturated fat: 27.0 g Trans fat: 0.1 g Carbohydrates: 265.4 g Sugar: 5.3 g Sodium: 178 mg Fiber: 14.8 g Protein: 21.5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Yogi July 26, 2013 at 12:03 am

This is certainly worth a try.. will try this for sure.. bookmarked it !! :)

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maria July 26, 2013 at 12:17 am

thanks do try them surely :)

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Ash- foodfashionparty July 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm

OH my God, Coconut modak is so good. I can’t wait to make it for Ganesh chathurthi, which is coming up soon.
Thanks for getting us into a festive mood..

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maria July 26, 2013 at 12:16 am

Thanks so much Ash :)

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