Traditional Modak Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Traditional modak is a sweet dumpling made with rice flour and filled with a mixture of jaggery, coconut, and cardamom. It is a popular Indian dessert, especially during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. The outer shell of the modak is soft and chewy, while the filling is sweet and aromatic. Modaks are steamed or fried until cooked and can be served warm or at room temperature. They are often offered as a prasad (offering) to Lord Ganesha and enjoyed by devotees as a delicious treat.

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Traditional Modak

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Ingredients for Traditional Modak Recipe

  • 0.09 cup Rice Flour
  • 0.09 cup Grated Coconut
  • 0.07 cup Jaggery, Grated
  • 1/20 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 0.09 tablespoon Ghee
  • pinch A Pinch Of Salt
  • as required Water For Boiling

Directions: Traditional Modak Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a pan, heat ghee and add grated coconut and jaggery.
  • STEP 2.Cook the mixture on low heat until the jaggery melts and the coconut is well coated.
  • STEP 3.Add cardamom powder and mix well. Remove from heat and let the filling cool.
  • STEP 4.In a separate pan, bring water to a boil and add salt and ghee.
  • STEP 5.Gradually add rice flour to the boiling water while stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  • STEP 6.Cook the rice flour mixture until it forms a smooth dough.
  • STEP 7.Take a small portion of the dough and flatten it in your palm.
  • STEP 8.Place a spoonful of the coconut-jaggery filling in the center of the flattened dough.
  • STEP 9.Gently fold the edges of the dough to seal the filling and shape it into a modak.
  • STEP 10.Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling.
  • STEP 11.Steam the modaks in a steamer for about 10-15 minutes or until cooked.
  • STEP 12.Serve the modaks warm or at room temperature as a sweet treat.

Cooking Tips

  • You can add chopped nuts like almonds or cashews to the filling for added texture and flavor.
  • If you don't have a modak mold, you can shape the modaks by hand or use a small bowl as a mold.
  • To prevent the modaks from sticking to the steamer, you can line the steamer with banana leaves or parchment paper.

Storage and Serving

  • Modaks are best served fresh and can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature.
  • If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • To reheat the modaks, steam them for a few minutes until warmed through.
  • Serve the modaks as a sweet dessert or as an offering during religious festivals.
calories per serving
6 g Fat2 g Protein27 g Carbs2 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp