Ukadiche Modak । Steamed Modak Recipe

Ukadiche or steamed modak is a sweet dish made specially during Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha loves these modak so we offers it as a Prasad during Ganapati.

Modak doesn’t need large ingredient list, it just required jaggery, rice flour and coconut.

The Modak recipe is easy, just the shaping step is little-bit difficult and time consuming.

But you can make this easy by using a mould rather than shaping them by hands. If you’re a beginner or don’t have much time, then you can use moulds. Once you get expertise, you can shape them by hands easily.

Read Ukadiche Modak in Marathi

Cooking Time : 60 minutes

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup coconut, freshly grated
  • 1/4 cup jaggery, grated
  • 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder
  • a handful of dry fruits – cashewnusts, raisins etc.
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp ghee

Recipe :

  1. Heat a pan on medium flame and add coconut.
  2. Now add jaggery. Jaggery will start to melt. Stir till the mixture gets a golden color.
  3. Now add cardamom powder and dry fruits. Mix well.
  4. Cook till the mixture gets dry.
  5. Keep aside to cool down.
  6. In a pan, add water and salt. Keep it on medium heat.
  7. When it come to a boil, add rice flour. Mix well.
  8. Keep aside with a cover on it.
  9. After 5 minutes, remove it in a plate.
  10. While it is warm, start kneading it. Mix water as required. Apply some oil/ghee to make a smooth dough.
  11. Make small balls out of the dough.
  12. Now, if you’re making modak by mould, you need to apply some oil/ghee to the mould. Add one ball and make a center by pressing it tightly.
  13. Now add the filling and seal the bottom.
  14. Open the mould and take out the modak gently. Keep it in a plate. Cover with a damp cloth.
  15. Likewise, prepare all the modak.
  16. If you’re doing it by hand, you need to apply some oil/ghee on the palm. Take one ball and make it flatten by hand gently.
  17. Keep shaping to get a small puri like structure.
  18. Add filling, pinch the edges and start pleating.
  19. Carefully get all the pleats together and seal it.
  20. Place the modak in a plate covered. Start making rest of the modaks.
  21. Add water in steamer and put for boiling.
  22. Put all the modaks either on banana leaf or plastic paper in a plate.
  23. Put the plate in the steamer, and steam for 15 minutes.
  24. Let them cool. Remove them and keep them in a plate.
  25. Offer the tasty modak as a Prasad to Lord Ganesha.
  26. Serve to your family, friends.

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