Modak or steam Modak or Ukadiche Modak is a traditional Maharashtrian steamed sweet dish offered to Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
This year Ganesh Chaturthi started on 2nd Sep and as usual last for 10 days. This is the first time when Ganpati Bappa came to our house, and just like others I also made the Modak for Ganpati Bappa. Though it was my first time the Modak came out so nicely, seems Bappa gave me the direction on how to make the Prasad for him.
So, I decided to share this recipe with you. Generally, the Modak is steamed but you can also prepare it by frying or baking. I personally prefer steamed modak !!!
Steamed Modak / Ukadiche Modak
For Modak Dough
- 1 Cup Rice Flour
- 1 Cup Water
- A Pinch Salt
- 1/2 tsp Ghee/ Clarified Butter
- 1 Cup Coconut Freshly Grated
- 1/2 Cup Jaggery
- 1/4 tsp Green Cardamom Powder
- In a Kadhai add grated coconut and jaggery. Keep the flame on medium, mix well till the jaggery melts and the mixture is formed.
- Now add 1/4 tsp of Green Cardamom Powder and mix well. Keep the mixture aside and let it gets cool. You can also add some dry fruits (Almond, Cashewnut and Raisins).
For Making Dough
- In a Pan or Kadhai boil, 1 cup of water add a pinch of salt and clarified butter.
- Turn off the gas and add rice flour slowly and keep on mixing. So that it gets mixed nicely.
- Now cover the Pan and let it rest for 4-5 minutes. Now transfer the rice flour mixture into a large mixing bowl.
- While the flour is still hot, knead with your hand (Sprinkle some water if required to form a smooth and soft dough).
- Now take a mould to add a drop of clarified butter to grease inside the mould.
- Close the mould and take a small round shape dough and put it inside the mould and spread the rice dough evenly inside the mould.
- Press on all sides and the centre with the help of a finger. Some dough will be roll-on outside.
- Put the filling inside, Seal the modak by overlapping the extra dough. Gently open the mould.
- Now take a steamer and place a banana leaf on the steamer. Place the modak on the banana leaf keeping gaps in between.
- Cover and steam the modak for 10-12 minutes.
- The Modak is ready for Lord Ganesha.