How To Make Modak - Traditional Steamed Modak - Coconut Dumplings - Ganesh Chaturthi Special

Tradition and culture mixed together, festival and food go hand in hand..celebrate the joyous festival of Ganeshotsav with special Traditional Modak.


Basmati rice flour 2 Cup (32 tbs) ((modak rice flour))
Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Ghee 1 Tablespoon
Sugar 1/2 Tablespoon
For filling
Freshly grated coconut 1
Jaggery 250 Gram ((gud))
Elaichi powder 1 Tablespoon ((As required))



1.Roast the freshly grated coconut for a long time, add jaggery/gud, Elaichi powder and mix well to form the modak filling.

2.Now add water in pan and let it boil. Add ghee, salt and rice flour to it.

3.Cover it with the lid for sometime.

4.Once the flour leaves the edges, take it off the heat and keep it aside. Always keep it covered with a wet cloth.

5.Now take a small portion of the dough, make a ball.

6.Flatten the dough with fingers to make a cup.

7.Fill the centre with the filling.

8.Close the modak and steam them for 15-20 minutes using banana leaf.


9.Once cooked, serve them.

*If you want to make modak in different shapes, you can use modak moulds easily available in the market.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 3