Modak Payasam

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Modak Payasam


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :30 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 0 Min


Serves : 3
  • 1/2 cups fresh grated coconut

  • 1/4 cups jaggery, powdered

  • 1/2 cups rice flour

  • 1 pinch cardamom powder

  • 1/2 tsp ghee or sesame oil

  • 1/2 cups water or as needed

  • 3 cups for the sauce:milk

  • 3/4 cups sugar

  • 2 pinch cardamom powder


  • Combine the grated coconut and jaggery in a pan and let the jaggery dissolves completely
  • Cook over a medium flame
  • Stir continuously until you get a thick mixture
  • When it thickens, add the cardamom powder and mix
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool completely
  • Grease your and hands and make 35 – 40 small balls out of the coconut mixture
  • Keep them aside
  • Add water and ghee in a vessel and bring water to a rolling boil
  • Take the rice flour in a mixing bowl and add the boiling boil little by little
  • Mix it well with a spoon
  • When it is still warm, knead it well to make a soft dough
  • The dough should be soft and slightly sticky
  • Divide the dough into small round balls and keep them covered
  • Heat milk in a heavy bottomed pan
  • Boil on a medium – low flame till the milk is reduced to half
  • Stir occasionally
  • While milk is heating, grease your hands with little oil or ghee and flatten the rice flour dough ball to form a disc or cup
  • Place the coconut stuffing in the center and bring the edges together to seal it
  • Shape into a small round ball
  • Repeat the same process until all the dough finishes
  • Cover them with a lid and set aside
  • Add the sugar and cardamom powder to the reduced milk and let the sugar dissolves completely
  • Let it boil for 2 minutes
  • Slowly drop the prepared rice flour balls to the boiling milk
  • Let them cook on medium flame for 7 – 8 minutes
  • Turn off the flame and serve at room temperature or warm