#Sweet Nostalgia: Try Easy Ukadiche Modak At Home

Modak Recipe Recipe
Modak Recipe Recipe

How to Make easy ukadiche modak At Home

Ukadiche Modak Recipe

Prep Time: 5min

Cook Time: 20 min

Hii Foodies!!! How are you all??? How about making easy ukadiche modak this ganesh chaturthi??? India is a land of festivals and we witness a lot of festivals during different seasons. Our festivals are incomplete without sweets. Today we bring for you the easy recipe of ukadiche modak.  These are traditional indian dessert dumplings made with rice flour and coconut jaggery stuffing and it is specifically made during the indian festival of ganapathi chaturthi. Ukadiche modak is the most popular variety of modak that comes from the Maharashtra Cuisine.

The word ukadiche means ‘steamed’. So in simple English “Ukadiche Modak” means steamed modak. It is believed that Modak is Bhagwan Ganesha’s favorite sweet hence he is also called “Modakpriya”. In the Southern Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Modak is called Kozhukattai or Kolukattai and is made during Vinayaka Chaturthi. Although this steamed dumpling is made with coconut jaggery stuffing, we can add dry fruits also.

Scroll down to get an easy ukadiche modak recipe that appeals to your taste buds and make this sweet an irresistible one.

Modak Recipe Ingredients

Modak Ingredient 1) Two tsp ghee

Modak Ingredient 2) Two cup coconut, grated

Modak Ingredient 3) One cup jaggery

Modak Ingredient 4) ½ tsp cardamom powder

Modak Ingredient 5) Two cup water

Modak Ingredient 6) ½ tsp salt

Modak Ingredient 7) Two cup rice flour

Modak Ingredient 8) Dry Fruits (Optional)

Modak Recipe Ingredient - Coconut
Modak Recipe Ingredient – Coconut
Modak Recipe Ingredient - Ghee
Modak Recipe Ingredient – Ghee
Modak Recipe Ingredient - Salt
Modak Recipe Ingredient – Salt
Modak Recipe Ingredient - Rice Flour
Modak Recipe Ingredient – Rice Flour
Modak Recipe Ingredient - cardamom powder
Modak Recipe Ingredient – cardamom powder
Modak Recipe Ingredient - Dry Fruits
Modak Recipe Ingredient – Dry Fruits
Modak Recipe Ingredient - Jaggery
Modak Recipe Ingredient – Jaggery

Preparation before Modak Recipe

1.  Prepare stuffing by heating1 tsp ghee and 2 cup grated coconut. Sauté until coconut turns aromatic. Now add 1 cup jaggery and keep cooking it on medium flame until it melts. Now add ½ tsp cardamom powder and mix well. Your stuffing is ready, keep it aside.

2. Prepare rice dough by taking 2 cup water in a pan. Add to it ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp ghee and let water boil. Now add 2 cup rice flour and mix until the rice flour absorbs all the water. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Now start kneading the dough until the dough turns soft. Your modak dough is ready.

Preparation before Modak Recipe - Step 2
Preparation before Modak Recipe – Step 2

Ukadiche Modak Recipe: Step By Step

Modak Recipe Step 1) Take a small ball size rice dough and flatten it. Now with the help of both thumbs start pressing the edges and create a furrow in the centre.

Modak Recipe Step 2) Now scoop a tbsp of prepared coconut-jaggery stuffing and dump it into the furrow.

Modak Recipe Step 3) Start creating pleats and get the pleats together to form a bundle.

Modak Recipe Step 4) Close the top by pressing and making a sharp point.

Modak Recipe Recipe Step 4
Modak Recipe Recipe Step 4

Modak Recipe Step 5) Place the modak in a steamer and cover and steam for about 10 minutes or till you see a shine appear on them.

Modak Recipe Recipe Step 5
Modak Recipe Recipe Step 5

Modak Recipe Step 6) Your ukadiche modak is ready to be served as bhog for Lord Ganesha.

Modak Recipe Recipe Step 6
Modak Recipe Recipe Step 6

Modak Recipe Tips

Modak Recipe Tip 1) The ratio of water and rice flour has to be watched. do not add less or more water than required.

Modak Recipe Tip 2) Once the dough is formed, it may dry out while making modaks but even if the dough is dry, do not add water.

Nutrition Value of Ukadiche Modak

Modak Serving Size – 1 piece

Value Per Serving
Energy in Modak153 kcal
Fat in Modak4.08g
Saturated Fat in Modak3.049g
Monounsaturated Fat in Modak0.343g
Polyunsaturated Fat in Modak0.403g
Carbohydrates in Modak27.99g
Sugar in Modak11.91g
Fibre in Modak1.5g
Protein in Modak1.63g
Sodium in Modak28mg
Cholesterol in Modak1mg
Potassium in Modak58mg
Nutrition Value of Ukadiche Modak

Modak Recipe Frequently Asked Questions

What is Modak?

It is a traditional Indian dessert dumplings made with rice flour and coconut jaggery stuffing and it is specifically made during the indian festival of ganapathi chaturthi.

Why is Modak offered to Lord Ganesh?

It is believed that Modak is Bhagwan Ganesha’s favorite sweet hence he is also called “Modakpriya”.

What is Modak called in English?

In English Modak is called Steamed Dumpling

Can dry fruits fill in Modak stuffing?

Yes!!

Modak Recipe Frequently Asked Questions

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