Modak Recipe

Sweet Delight

The modak, a sweet Indian delicacy, traces back to ancient times, adored as Lord Ganesha’s favorite treat. Flour, jaggery, coconut blend into a delectable delight.

Modak Recipe

Modak, a traditional Indian sweet, holds a special place in our hearts as it is not only a delicious treat but also carries deep cultural significance. Typically prepared during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, this dumpling-shaped dessert is believed to be Lord Ganesha's favorite. If you're looking to create a small batch of modaks for you and a loved one, you're in the right place! In this blog, we'll guide you through an easy modak recipe tailored for two people.

Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 30 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 2 Calories: 153 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the Dough:

For the Filling:


  1. Prepare the Filling:
    • Heat a pan on medium heat and add a teaspoon of ghee.
    • Once the ghee melts, add the grated coconut and roast it for a few minutes until it turns slightly golden and aromatic.
    • Add the grated jaggery to the coconut and continue to cook on low heat. The jaggery will melt and combine with the coconut to form a sticky mixture.
    • Stir in the chopped nuts and cardamom powder. Mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    • Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool.
  2. Prepare the Dough;
    • In a separate pan, heat 1/2 cup of water along with a pinch of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of ghee.
    • As the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and gradually add the rice flour while stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
    • Once the rice flour absorbs the water and forms a dough-like consistency, turn off the heat and cover the pan with a lid. Let it sit for a few minutes to cool slightly.
  3. Assemble the Modaks:
    • Grease your hands with a little ghee to prevent sticking.
    • Take a small portion of the dough and roll it into a smooth ball. Flatten it between your palms to create a small circular disc.
    • Place a spoonful of the prepared filling in the center of the disc.
    • Gather the edges of the disc to form pleats and seal the filling inside, giving the modak its distinctive shape.
  4. Steam the Modaks:
    • Line a steamer basket with parchment paper or banana leaves to prevent sticking.
    • Place the modaks in the steamer basket, leaving some space between them.
    • Steam the modaks for about 10-12 minutes until they become slightly translucent and glossy.
  5. Enjoy Your Homemade Modaks:
    • Carefully remove the modaks from the steamer and let them cool slightly.
    • Serve the modaks warm as a delightful treat for you and your loved one.
  6. Conclusion:
    • Preparing modaks at home can be a wonderful way to celebrate traditions and indulge in the rich flavors of Indian cuisine. This easy modak recipe for two allows you to create a small batch of these delectable sweets, perfect for enjoying special moments with someone dear. So, gather your ingredients, immerse yourself in the joy of cooking, and savor the deliciousness of homemade modaks!
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece

Amount Per Serving
Calories 153kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g7%
Saturated Fat 3.5g18%
Cholesterol 1mg1%
Sodium 28mg2%
Potassium 58mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 27.99g10%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1.63g4%

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi, I am Madhavi, a culinary enthusiast and the creative mind behind Madhavicooks, an inspiring cooking blog that takes you on a delightful journey through the flavors and aromas of the culinary world.

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