Try Different type of Modak Recipes for this Ganesh Chaturthi Festival


Among all the festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi, if there is one thing none of us forget to do, then it is to gorge on the delicious modaks that are significantly made for this festival. Here’s a fun fact: There is so much more to modaks than just the tiny yellow and white ones. Today, we’re here to find out just that – Here are four different types of modak recipes that are super easy to recreate at home and served proudly to your guests – 

Ukadiche Modak

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of grated fresh coconut
  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • ½ cup of grated jaggery
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • ½ tsp green cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 3-4 cashew nuts
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • ¼ tsp ghee
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  • Heat a pan and combine grated coconut and jaggery. Allow the jaggery to melt completely and keep stirring occasionally.
  • Once the jaggery has melted, add poppy seeds, green cardamom powder, raisins and cashews.
  • Mix it all well and allow it to cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and set the stuffing aside. It should be dry (without moisture).
  • Heat the water in a saucepan and add a pinch of salt. Then add the ghee and stir properly.
  • Now add the rice flour immediately and stir it well using a wooden spoon. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture.
  • Cover the saucepan with a lid and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn the flame off and transfer the rice flour mixture to a plate. Allow it to cool down.
  • Once it has slightly cooled down, apply some water on your palms and knead the dough properly without lumps.
  • From this dough, prepare small bite sized balls. With this quantity of dough, you’ll be able to form 15-17 dough balls.
  • Grease your palm with some ghee, take each dough ball and shape it into a disc. Now add a spoonful of the coconut stuffing in the center and shape the dough into a modak by making pleats and pinching the sides. Repeat this step for all modaks.
  • Brush each modak with water. Now boil some water in a steamer, place a parchment paper and arrange all the modaks on the paper.
  • Steam the modaks for 12-15 minutes on medium flame. After that, allow it to cool down.
  • You can also serve it with a drizzle of ghee and enjoy it warm preferably.

Best part about this recipe – Requires patience, but is bursting with traditional flavors. 

Chocolate & Khajoor Modak

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of milk 
  • ½ cup of condensed milk
  • ¾ cup of chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup of deseeded khajoor (crushed)
  • 1 ½ cups of digestive biscuits (crushed)
  • ¼ cup of pistachios (crushed)

Method:

  • Combine milk, chocolate chips, condensed milk in a pan and heat it on medium flame.
  • Once the chocolate starts melting, stir the mixture slowly and continuously.
  • When the chocolate melts completely, add crushed digestive biscuits and khajoor. Mix it well and then add pistachios.
  • Mix it all well and once all the ingredients come together in the form of a sticky dough, turn the flame off and allow the mixture to cool down.
  • Divide the chocolate dough into equal portions.
  • Grease your palm with a little bit of ghee and shape each modak by making pleats and pinching the sides. Repeat the same for the rest of the modaks.
  • You can also sprinkle some shaved almonds or pistachios on top and serve.

Best part about this recipe – The crunch of the biscuits makes this recipe refreshing. 

Malai Modak

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups of crumbled paneer
  • ½ can of condensed milk
  • Pinch of saffron strands

Method:

  • Combine the crumbled paneer, condensed milk and saffron strands in a pan and heat it on medium flame.
  • Keep stirring continuously and cook it for 7-8 minutes.
  • When the mixture turns a little stiff and starts leaving the sides of the pan, turn the flame off and allow it to cool down.
  • Knead the mixture into a smooth dough.
  • Divide the chocolate dough into equal portions.
  • Grease your palm with a little bit of ghee and shape each modak by making pleats and pinching the sides. Repeat the same for the rest of the modaks.
  • Sprinkle some saffron strands and serve.

Best part about this recipe – Makes delicious modaks with just three ingredients. 

Dry Fruits Modak

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 8-10 deseeded dates
  • ½ cup of desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp ghee

Method:

  • Grind the almonds and cashew nuts in a mixer to fine powder-like consistency.
  • Now add the raisins, dates and coconut to it and pulse it again to form a coarse mixture.
  • Add ghee to this and pulse it again so that it forms a smooth dough. If the dough is not smooth yet, add some water to it and pulse again.
  • Transfer the dough to a plate and divide it into equal portions.
  • Grease your palm with a little bit of ghee and shape each modak by making pleats and pinching the sides. Repeat the same for the rest of the modaks.
  • Sprinkle some shaved almonds and pistachio and serve.

Best part about this recipe – Takes only 10 minutes to prepare and no cooking required!

Since modaks are the most delectable part of the whole celebration, don’t forget to try these Ganesh Chaturthi recipes at home. Find the best quality of ingredients such as ghee, milk, dry fruits, flour, sugar and other condiments at Easyday Club, using their instant grocery delivery service. Order your everyday supplies from the convenience of your home and get your groceries delivered to your doorstep. Simple and easy with Easyday Club. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi, all!

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