How to make Marathi Modak Recipe

Modak sweet is a flour dumpling stuffed with coconut, jaggery, nutmeg, and saffron. Here is a steamed modak recipe, also known as 'ukdiche modak', however, there is a wide variety of this Indian dessert which includes fried modak as well. A popular dessert from Maharashtra which is consumed highly during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, modaks are now made in many parts of the country as well. Due to Lord Ganesha being 'Modakpriya', the one who likes modak, 21 pieces of modak are served as the offering in puja during Ganesh Chaturthi. This is an easy modak recipe with rich flavors of nuts and saffron that together appeals to our taste buds and make this sweet an irresistible one. You can also experiment with the stuffing as per your liking.

For Dough

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour / Maida
  • 3 tsp Rawa / Soji/Cream of wheat
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp Oil

For Stuffing

  • 2 cups frozen shredded Coconut
  • 1 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Khoya / Mawa
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Oil for frying

To make dough
  • Heat up 2 tsp oil in a pan.
  • Take all-purpose flour, soji, salt, mix well and add hot oil, mix by using a spoon.
  • Keep on adding a small amount of water at a time and start to knead the dough.
  • Knead the dough till it becomes stiff but yet little bit soft.
  • Cover the dough and keep for 30 min
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For filling
  • Heat up a pan on medium heat, add coconut and cook for 4 to 5 min.
  • Add sugar, dry fruits, mix and cook for 2 min
  • Add khoya, mix and add cardamom powder and mix well.

To make Modak

  1. Take a tsp of oil and again knead dough to make it soft.
  2. Take a small ball from the dough and roll like a thin poori.
  3. Add the filling and start to close edges by making small folds and gather it at the center and close to form a small peak.
  4. Now deep fry all modak till it gets a nice golden color.

  1. Close edges of Modak nicely otherwise all filling may come out while frying the modak.
  2. Don't cook filling for longer time otherwise it will become dry
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