Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi


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It’s Ganesh Chaturthi ! Time to make umpteen varieties of modak, Ganesha’s favourite. Here is the Modak recipe, of rice flour shells filled with a succulent mixture of jaggery and coconut.

While this mouth-watering delicacy is an inseparable part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, you can try and make it more often as it is a tasty treat for the whole family, especially the young ones.

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Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi recipe - How to make Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 21 modaks
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For The Dough
2 cups rice flour (chawal ka atta)

For The Filling
1 1/4 cups grated jaggery (gur)
2 cups freshly grated coconut
1 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

Other Ingredients
1 tsp ghee for kneading and greasing
For the dough

  1. Boil 1¾ cups of water in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Place the rice flour in a deep bowl and add the boiled water gradually. Mix well using a spoon in the beginning and then knead into a soft and smooth dough.
  3. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.

For the filling

  1. Heat a deep non-stick pan, add the jaggery and cook on a slow flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the jaggery melts, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the coconut, poppy seeds and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till all the moisture evaporates and the mixture thickens. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  3. Divide the filling into 21 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Knead the dough once again using ½ tsp of ghee and keep aside.
  2. Grease a modak mould using very little ghee and close it.
  3. Take a portion of the dough, press it into the cavity of the modak mould till it is evenly lined on all the sides.
  4. Fill the dough cavity with a portion of the filling.
  5. Take a smaller portion of the dough and spread it evenly at the base of the modak mould so as to seal the filling.
  6. Demould the modak from the modak mould.
  7. Repeat steps 2 to 7 to make the remaining 20 modaks.
  8. Place a steamer plate in a steamer and place a banana leaf on it.
  9. Moisten all the modaks with little water using your finger tips.
  10. Place 10 modaks on the banana leaf and steam on a medium flame for 10 minutes.
  11. Repeat step 10 to make 11 more modaks in 1 more batch.
  12. Serve warm

Handy tip:

  1. These modaks stay fresh for a day at room temperature and for 2 days if refrigerated.
  2. Modak moulds are easily available in local “steel utensils and appliances” shops.
  3. Two types of moulds are available i. e. Plastic and stainless steel. Plastic moulds range between rs. 10 to rs. 30. Stainless steel moulds range between rs. 40 to rs. 70.
  4. Available in following Mumbai shops: contact nos. : Murugan steel: 22-28193014 , 22-26184159, 22-25602993, New Andheri Glassware Mart: +(91)-22-28224203, Mehul Steel: 22-25605233

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Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 15 Feb 17 11:42 AM

Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 05 Oct 16 04:14 PM

I prepared ukadiche modak according to this recipe it was very nice taste and look as well Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Kalpana, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
05 Oct 16 04:25 PM
Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 30 Aug 16 01:35 PM

Hello, I''m from Bangkok. Thank you for great recipe. May I ask you for a favor, I''m looking for Stainless modak mould which is not available in my country. Please could you give me some online shop or where can I buy these. :) Thank you in advance for your help. A
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Tarla Dalal    Look at the tips and the numbers are listed where you can get SS modak moulds. I just called Murugan steel: 22-26184159, 22-25602993 and they have stock. So call them. Remember that they are a street shop and busy. So they can be abrupt on the phone.
30 Aug 16 01:44 PM
Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 16 Aug 16 09:10 PM

Excellently naretted recipie with pics.
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Tarla Dalal    We are very happy you enjoyed the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
17 Aug 16 10:05 AM
Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 06 Jun 16 02:20 PM

Love homemade modak recipe.
Edited after original posting.
 on 09 Jan 16 12:03 PM

Tarla mam''s recipe is really simple n delicious....
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Ajay. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
09 Jan 16 01:38 PM
 on 29 Dec 15 12:26 PM

Thanks for this Modak recipe. Was looking for it.
 on 15 Nov 14 11:16 AM

I always wanted to know how these are made..Saw many other recipes..But I just love your recipes and so i ended up try this recipe only..Its a bit lengthy but too good...It does require a little practice..But you made it easier by showing how to make them in the modak moulds..Too good!!
 on 18 Jul 13 02:02 PM

Tasty Maharashtrian sweet. Had typically during Ganesh Chaturti festival.