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Modak recipe



  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 6-7 people
  • Spice Level: Zero

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To avoid the stuffing from spilling out, make sure you seal the modak well.

Trivia Tadka

While this mouth-watering delicacy is an inseparable part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, one can also make this during any other festive seasons. Modak's are famous all over Maharashtra as Lord Ganesha's favourite sweet and are a must-make on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi.


  • Rice flour (1 cup)
  • Jaggery, powdered (gud) (1 cup)
  • Coconut, grated (1 cup)
  • Poppy seeds (khus-khus) (1 tsp)
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Salt (To taste)
  • Oil (for moulding)


  • Dry roast khus-khus in a pan and mix with jaggery and coconut, while stirring constantly.
  • Make small balls of the mixture.
  • In a kadhai, boil water and add rice flour, salt and stir well. 
  • Knead the dough well and roll into small circular discs.
  • Stuff the filling and seal the edges at the top.
  • Steam the sweet modak for 15-20 minutes.
  • Modaks are ready to be served with desi ghee.

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