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How to make Ukadiche Modak (Steamed Dumpling )….


It is a sweet, delicious dumpling with jaggery and coconut filling. It is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet dish. You can make using two ways -fried and steamed. In India, modak are mostly made on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is Ganesha’s favourite sweet.

I am sharing my way of making steamed modak (Ukadiche Modak).

Recipe as follows..

Ingredients :

For Making Inside Filling

  • 1 Cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1 cup Grated Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder

For Making Outer Cover of Modak

  • 1 Cup Rice Flour
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste


Method of Making Inside Filling

  1. In the heavy bottom pan add Ghee, Fresh Grated Coconut, Grated Jaggery and Poppy Seeds. Mix well.
  2. Cook on slow flame until jaggery melts and mixes with coconut.
  3. Add cardamom Powder and Nutmeg Powder.
  4. Mix well and switch off the gas.  Modak filling is ready to use.2015-11-30 09.26.09
  5. Keep filling aside to cool.


Method of Making dough for Outer Cover of Modak

  1. In the heavy bottom pan add water, salt and ghee. Mix well and bring the mixture to a boil on slow flame.
  2. Add rice flour in the boiling mixture and mix well.2015-11-30 15.07.192015-11-30 15.06.40
  3. Cover the mixture pan with lid and switch off the flame after 2 minutes.
  4. Let it cool down for 30 minutes.
  5. Now knead the dough well with your hands. Add water while kneading to make smooth dough.2015-11-30 08.27.10
  6.  Dough is ready to use.



Method of Making Modak  :

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  1. Apply some water or oil on your palm. Take small part of a dough and roll in both the palms to make a smooth ball. 12325078_10208034694856027_42643233_n
  2. Make round shape bowl while flattening the ball with your fingers. 2015-11-30 08.25.59
  3. Make the shape below with the help of your 2 fingers.2015-11-30 08.25.26
  4. Pour sweet filling inside the bowl.2015-11-30 08.26.31
  5. Bring together all the eges and make modak.2015-11-30 09.22.30
  6. Make all modakas. 12334257_10208034694416016_2118966180_o
  7. Keep water for boil inside steamer. Grease steamer plate with ghee or banana leaves. Put all modaks in the steamer and cover the lid.12283006_10208034694736024_780820850_n
  8. Steam modaks on medium flame. Switch off the flame after 15 to 20 minutes.2016-09-06 09.46.10
  9. Sprinkle some dops of ghee on hot modak.2016-09-06 09.19.342016-09-06 09.43.48
  10. Modak is ready to offer lord Ganesha.2016-09-06 10.20.50

Watch my youtube video for making Modak…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mSWGCqPLOk

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