Modak is usually made during the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. Traditionally, prepared on this festival, this sweet recipe is sure to be loved by people of all age groups. A flavourful combination of coconut and jaggery is used for stuffing the modak, which gives this delicacy a delightful taste and flavour. Cardamom adds a nice flavour to this dessert recipe. This modak recipe is extremely easy-to make and will not take much of your time or efforts. What makes this Modak recipe more delectable is the perfect balance of sugar and creamy milk.

PREP TIME:10 MINUTES
COOK TIME:30 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME:40 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

FOR STUFFING:

  • ½ cup jaggery / gud
  • 1 cup coconutgrated
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder

FOR MODAK DOUGH:

  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ghee
  • 1 cup rice flour

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. First, prepare the jaggery and coconut stuffing.
  2. In another kadai, boil 1 cup of water, ¼ tsp. Salt and ½ tsp. 1 tsp ghee.
  3. Extinguish the flame and add 1 cup of fine rice flour.
  4. Mix the flour well with water. don’t worry if the dough is dry.
  5. Cover and let stand for 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Now transfer the rice flour mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  7. When the flour is still hot, knead with your hand.
  8. Sprinkle with water if necessary to form a smooth, soft paste.
  9. In addition, pinch a small lemon ball and flatten it.
  10. With the help of the two thumbs, start pressing on the edges and create a dent in the center.
  11. Slowly press the edges until it forms a cup.
  12. Start creating creases with your index finger and thumb.
  13. Now take a tablespoon of stuffing prepared with coconut and jaggery.
  14. Gather the folds to form a bundle. 15. Close the top by pinching and pointing it.
  15. Place the modak in the steamer, leaving spaces in between.
  16. Cover and steam the modak for 10 minutes or until the shiny texture appears on it.
  17. Finally, offer ukadiche modak to lord ganesha and celebrate ganesh chathurthi.

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