Nutritional Facts of Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi

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Maharashtrian Sweet Dishes
Maharashtrian Upvas (Fasting)
Peda / Laddoo
Modak, Steamed Modak,  Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi

How many calories does one Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak have?

One  Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak gives 126 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 80 calories, proteins account for 5 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 40 calories.  One  Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

This famous Maharashtrian sweet is mainly made during Ganesh Chaturthi

Is Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak healthy?

Modak is made of rice flour shells stuffed with jaggery and coconut. It's a sweet dish made everywhere during Ganpati celebrations.

Let's understand the ingredients of Modak.

What's good in Modak?

Coconut : Coconut helps lower blood pressure, low in carbs, has good fat and  lactose free. 

Steaming : The modak's are steamed in a steamer over a banana leaf. This is far healthier than having a deep fried dessert. 

What's bad in Modak?

Rice flour (chawal ka atta) : 2 cups of rice flour are used to make 21 modak's. Rice flour is high in carbohydrates, not a good source of protein. Consumption of rice flour can cause inflammtion in your body and not goos for heart patients. See full details on is rice flour bad for you

Jaggery : Jaggery is a refined simple carbohydrate which will shoot up your blood sugar levels. On intake, jaggery will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. 

Modak is not a healthy food. It's clear that the problem is rice flour and jaggery as explained above. If you are a healthy individual, then have it as a cheat meal. For diabetics and heart patients, you should find a healthier option.


How to burn 126 calories that come from one Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         38  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          13  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         17  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         22  mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per per modak% Daily Values
Energy126 cal6%
Protein1.2 g2%
Carbohydrates20.1 g7%
Fiber1.6 g6%
Fat4.4 g7%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A2.1 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.4 mg3%
Vitamin C0.3 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)1.7 mcg1%
Calcium9.4 mg2%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium7.6 mg2%
Phosphorus39.1 mg7%
Sodium1.9 mg0%
Potassium43.7 mg1%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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