How to make Modak

Posted on Oct 4 2018 - 2:53pm by kumar
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 8 People

    Ingredients to make Modak  :

  • Ingredients for the Stuffing:
  • Freshly grated Coconut – 1 cup
  • Sugar or grated Jaggery (gur)- 1/2 cup
  • Roasted Poppy Seeds (khuskhus)- 1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom Powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Rice Flour– 1 teaspoon
  • Ingredients for Outer shell:
  • Rice Flour– 1 cup
  • Flour– 2 tablespoons
  • Water– 1 cup
  • Ghee -1 teaspoon
  • Oil-1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt– a pinch

    How to make Modak :

  • To prepare the stuffing: 
  • Heat a non-stick pan, add the coconut and sugar or jaggery, mix it well and cook on a medium flame, till the sugar is dissolved or the jaggery melts completely.
  • Add the cardamom powder, poppy seeds and rice flour to it and cook for some more time. Keep aside and allow it to cool.
  • To preapre the outer shell:
  • In a deep pan ,add 1 cup water and bring it to boil.
  • Add ghee or clarified butter, salt , oil, flour and rice flour, mix it well and cook for few minutes while stirring in between.
  • Remove from the flame and keep aside. Transfer the mixture on a flat, dry plate and knead well to prepare soft dough.
  • To shape the modak:
  • Divide the dough into small equal balls. Roll out each ball into small circles then while holding it in a hand,make a small bowl.
  • Put some stuffing into this bowl shaped dough. Dip fingers in the oil and bring the sides together to form a peak.
  • Prepare the remaining modaks in a similar manner. If you want, you can use a modak mould.
  • To steam the modak:
  • Spread a damp cotton cloth onto a flat round bowl and arrange the modaks (according to the size of the bowl) onto it.
  • Place the sifter in a steamer with lid and steam for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • For the second method to steam the modak:
  • Heat up 1 inch of water in a idli cooker, put one small round pot, over that place one small thali or chalni or sieve.
  • On top of the chalni place a cotton cloth. Now place the modaks on the cotton cloths, leaving enough space around each modaks.
  • Steam for 10 to 15 minutes over medium heat.
  • Your modaks are ready to be served.
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