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Traditional Ukadiche Modak Recipe
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Traditional Ukadiche Modak Recipe | Maharashtrian Modak recipe |

Ukadiche modak a traditional Maharashtrian steamed sweet that is made during Ganesh Chaturthi.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Ganesh chaturthi recipe, marathi modak recipe, modak recipe, Ukadiche modak recipe
Servings: 21 modaks


  • Medium sized modak mould
  • Steamer
  • large pan
  • deep large saucepan


For the rice dough

  • 2 cups Rice flour
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Salt

For the stuffing

  • 2 cups Coconut fresh grated
  • 1 1/2 cups Jaggery powder
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds

Other ingredients

  • Saffron optional
  • 2 tbsp Ghee to top the modaks in the end


To make the coconut jaggery stuffing

  • Heat ghee in a wide pan on medium heat.
  • Add grated coconut in the pan and mix well and sauté for a min.
  • Now add the jaggery powder and mix everything well. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add poppy seeds and cardamom powder and mix everything well.
  • Remove from the heat and keep it aside. Let the stuffing cool.

To make the Rice dough

  • Heat water along with ghee and salt and bring it to a boil.
  • When the water starts boiling add the flour and mix well.
  • Take it of the heat and cover and keep it aside for 5-6 minutes.
  • When it is a little cold to handle, take it on a large plate and knead the dough while applying a little ghee to your palms. Knead the dough until its smooth. (remember you should knead the dough whilst it is still hot.)

To Assemble the modaks

  • Grease the modak mould with ghee. Take a small dough ball and press it in the mould around the sides and edges.
  • Fill it with the coconut-jaggery stuffing and seal the cavity with some dough and remove he modak from the mould. Continue making the modaks in the same way.
  • Heat a steamer and place the modaks in the steamer lined with banana leaves or parchment paper and steam for 10-12 minutes or until they are translucent.
  • Remove from the steamer.
  • And top it with ghee and saffron(optional).
    Traditional Ukadiche Modak Recipe


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