Modak for Ganesh Chaturthi


For outer covering

2 cup rice flour

2 tsp oil

2 cups water

a pinch of salt

For filling

2 cups fresh coconut grated

1 1/2 cups jaggery

1 tsp cardamom powder


For filling:

Grate the coconut. Crumble the jaggery.

In a thick bottomed pan, take the jaggery and add the coconut to it. Heat up the stove.

Mix the jaggery and coconut together and stir continuesly.

Once the jaggery is melted, Keep stirring and let the mixture cook till the mixture becomes a little dry, add the cardamom powderand remove from the heat.

For outer cover of the Modak

Heat water in a deep pan, add salt and oil.

When water start boiling reduce the flame and add the rice flour and stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Cover with a lid and keep aside for about 4-5 minutes.

Grease your hands with oil and knead the dough when it is still warm; once it cools it will get lumpy. Make 20 equal part with kneaded flour.

Now roll one puri with one part and Place it in your palm and and make cup now fill about  1 teaspoon coconut filling into this cup. make 5-6 small pinches side by side on the outside edges of the cup. Bring them together on top and join to form a peak. Your modak is complete. This should look like a whole garlic pod.

Remove the extra portion of the dough from the top.

Make all the modaks this way.

Now boil water in a steamer and steam cook the modak around 12-15 minuts.

Modak is ready for offering to Lord Ganesha.