A modak is a sweet dumpling popular in Maharashtra and is usually made during the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 dash powdered green cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered jaggery
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


  • To prepare this delicious modak recipe, take a pan and add grated coconut in it. Dry roast the coconut and
  • keep it aside. Now take another pan and add 1 cup water in it. Bring it to a boil. Then add jaggery and allow it
  • to dissolve. When the jaggery mixture starts to thicken, add the roasted coconut.
  • Mix well and bring the flame to medium-high. Then add cardamom powder and stir well. After few seconds,
  • turn off the flame, remove and keep the mixture aside. Now to prepare the dough, add rice flour in a bowl and
  • add 1 cup of hot water in it. Add sesame oil and salt.
  • Stir the mixture well and make sure it is free of lumps. The dough should not be too tight. Now, take a portion
  • of the dough and with the help of a rolling pin, shape them into small cups. Add a spoonful of the coconut-
  • jaggery filling and close the edges of the dough using your hands. Cover and then steam cook the modaks
  • until done. Once done, transfer these little delights in a serving plate.