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Cooking Time

Preparation Time :1 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 15 Min


Serves : 15
  • 1 cups for stuffing: coconut(fresh or frozen), grated

  • 1/2 cups jaggery (gur) powdered or grated

  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom seeds powder

  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds (khuskhus)

  • 5-6 nos cashew nuts chopped

  • 1 tbsp raisins

  • 1/4 cups for outer covering:water

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp ghee (clarified butter)

  • 1 cups rice flour


  • Making the sweet stuffing:Take grated coconut in a pan
  • Turn the heat on medium,Add jaggery
  • Mix well,as it gets heat up, jaggery will start to melt
  • Keep stirring and cooking for couple of minutes
  • Then add poppy seeds, cardamom powder, cashews and raisins
  • Mix well and keep cooking till all the moisture is evaporated
  • The mixture should be dry,It took me 4-5 minutes,Time may vary,If you are making bigger batch then it will take more time
  • Keep aside and let it cool
  • Making the dough:Take water in a saucepan, add pinch of salt
  • Turn the heat on medium-low,Let it come to a boil
  • As it starts boiling, add ghee, Mix
  • Immediately add rice flour,Quickly stir it using spatula or wooden spoon,Make sure there are no lumps
  • Cover with lid,Cook for 2-3 minutes,Do stir once or twice in between
  • Remove it to a plate
  • Let it cool to touch
  • Once it is warm or cool enough to handle
  • Start kneading the dough
  • If it feels hot, apply some water on your palm and continue kneading
  • make the smooth and lump free dough
  • Make smooth balls out of it
  • With this quantity I got 15 balls
  • Making modak using mould:Grease the inside of the mould using ghee
  • Add one ball into the mould
  • Press it tightly and make the hollow center
  • Use your finger to shape it
  • Now add the stuffing
  • Lightly press it
  • Now take little dough and seal the open part
  • Now open the mould
  • Gently remove it and place on the plate
  • Keep it covered while you shape the rest
  • Shaping by hand:Grease your hand with oil or ghee or just wet with water
  • take one ball on your palm
  • Now using your other hand, slightly press it make the small disc
  • Now using two hands (thumbs and fingers), gently press it and keep shaping it
  • Make about 3-4 inch diameter circle
  • In center, add 2-3 teaspoons of stuffing
  • Now using your thumb and first finger, start pinching the little edges and make the pleats
  • More near the pleats, more beautiful it will look
  • This comes from the practice
  • Now carefully pinch it together and seal it
  • Place on the plate and continue making rest of them,Keep them covered
  • Steaming ukadiche modak:Prepare the steamer and let the water come to a boil
  • Meanwhile, Brush all the modak using water, Or alternately you can dip them in a glass of water
  • Prepare the steamer thali
  • Arrange the parchment paper or muslin cloth or banana leaf on the steamer thali
  • Arrange modak on the thali,Steam them for 13-15 minutes on medium heat
  • Let it cool to touch
  • Now remove them and place them on the plate