Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak for Ganesh Chaturthi


Modak, Steamed Modak,  Ukadiche Modak for Ganesh Chaturthi

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

The authentic sweet filling on the inside of a Modak (steamed modak) consists of freshly grated coconut and jaggery. Many people also use dry coconut with nuts and poppy seeds as well. Do not overcook the jaggery mixture, as it will harden once it has cooled.

Ukadiche Modak which is Steamed Modak is specially made during the first day of Ganesh Chaturti to welcome him.

While this mouth-watering Modak 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.

Offering to Ganesha usually concludes with an offering of 11 or 21 Steamed Handmade Modaks. On Sankashti Chaturthi which occurs every month and Angarki Chaturthi, Steamed Modak is made as an offering to the lord.

Enjoy how to make Modak recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

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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Ingredients


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

Method
For the dough

    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

    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

    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:

    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
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per modak
Energy126 cal
Protein1.2 g
Carbohydrates20.1 g
Fiber1.6 g
Fat4.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.9 mg
Modak Video by Tarla Dalal
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Reviews

Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak for Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 10 Sep 19 01:55 PM
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I prepared the outer covering but it kept breaking ...please help ?? What is the reason??
Tarla Dalal
10 Sep 19 03:30 PM
   Hi, The breaking of outer covering is because of drynes.. add little more warm water and knead the dough well.. and while you making keep it covered it a damp muslin cloth.. to avoid dryness..
Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 09 Sep 18 06:28 PM
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Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 09 Sep 18 01:58 PM
5

Hi, what is the purpose for using the Banana leaf??
Tarla Dalal
10 Sep 18 09:12 AM
   Hi Hemangi, They give a very nice flavour to the modak.
Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 07 Nov 17 08:43 AM
5

I liked this recipe very much, I''m going to try it
Tarla Dalal
07 Nov 17 04:36 PM
   Hi, Do try it, and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 28 Aug 17 10:21 AM
5

Can we use sugar instead of jaggery?? If yes what are the precautions to be taken in preparing stuffing??
Tarla Dalal
28 Aug 17 01:05 PM
   Hi, You can try with half the prop of jaggery and see how it turns out...
Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 26 Aug 17 03:43 PM
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Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 24 Aug 17 10:18 PM
5

Curiously waiting for preparing tis recipe..... Hope it vl be Gud
Tarla Dalal
28 Aug 17 08:52 AM
   Hi, Do try it, and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 15 Feb 17 11:42 AM
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Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 05 Oct 16 04:14 PM
5

I prepared ukadiche modak according to this recipe it was very nice taste and look as well Thanks
Tarla Dalal
05 Oct 16 04:25 PM
   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 !!
Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
 on 30 Aug 16 01:35 PM
5

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
Tarla Dalal
30 Aug 16 01:44 PM
   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.
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