Ukadiche Modak Recipe

Modak is a divine sweet, offerings to lord Ganpati during the time of Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Ganpati is very fond about Modaks and it is most important offerings made to Lord Ganpati by his devotees. Today we are going to cook Ukadiche Modak also known as steamed modak with step by step photo guide.
Ukadiche Modak Recipe

Ukadiche Modak Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 1.4 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup fresh grated Coconut
  • 1/2 cup grated Jaggery
  • 1 tablespoon Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy Seeds
  • 2 tablespoon crushed cashews and almonds
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ghee
Ukadiche Modak Recipe Ingredients

Ukadiche Modak Recipe Preparation

Heat 1 tablespoon Ghee in a pan, add poppy seeds and saute for a second.

Add poppy seeds and saute for a second

Then add grated coconut and jaggery

Add grated coconut and jaggery

Cook this mixture for one or two minutes till it get light brown colour, Make sure that you do not overcook this mixture.

Cook coconut and jaggery mixture

Now add some crushed dry fruits and cardamom powder

Add Dry fruits and cardamom powder

Mix well and keep aside this stuffing for few minutes.

Modak Stuffing

Meanwhile boil 1 or 1.4 cup of water on medium flame along with a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of Ghee.

Boil the water

Add the rice flour in a boiling water and mix it nicely. Now you have to stir this mixture continuously for 1 to 2 minutes to prevent any lumps.

Stir rice flour mixture

Then cover the pan with lid and cook the mixture on a low heat for 5 minutes.

Cover the pan with lid

Now take this mixture in a large bowl or plate and let it cool for few minutes.

Take this mixture in a bowl

Apply some Ghee or oil on your palm and knead the dough till it gets smooth and soft. If your dough looks hard / dry, then add few drops of warm water and knead the dough again.

Knead the modak dough

Now take a small size ball from the dough and flatten it with your fingers.

Modak balls

Refer below image to flatten the modak ball.

Flatten the modak balls

Make rounded shape disc / bowl and press the edges to reduce the thickness.

Make rounded shape disc

Now start pinching the modak edges with your fingers and make more pleats, so that it will look nice.

Make modak pleats

Then fill the coconut-jaggery stuffing at the center and gather the pleats together to form a bundle and pinch to seal the edges at the top. You can also use ready modak moulds.

Fill the coconut jaggery stuffing

Perform this step carefully to get the perfect modak Shape.

Make modak pleats

Now place all the modak in a steamer and steam it for 8 to 10 minutes. Our Ukadiche modaks are almost ready to serve.

Steam all modaks

Then offer these hot Ukadiche Modaks with pure Ghee as Naivedyam to the Lord Ganesha.

Serve Ukadiche Modaks with pure Ghee

Comments (4)

  1. Priyanka
    Priyanka 2016-09-02

    5 Star

    Nice n easy recipe.. thanks Ashwini

  2. Gitanjali
    Gitanjali 2016-09-14

    5 Star

    Really Awesome !! Thank you so much for all the modak recipe photos and step by step preparation guide. Really helps me , I tried first time and it looks amazing. Thanks Gitanjali

  3. Neelam Sonawane
    Neelam Sonawane 2016-08-29

    5 Star

    Really nice pictures !!! Ashwini :) and thanks for posting step by step Ukadiche Modak recipe guide.

  4. Swati
    Swati 2016-08-27

    5 Star

    Looks so tempting... thanks for recipe...


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