How to Cook Modak

by Rujuta Parmanand


  • 2 Cups Rice flour
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Fresh Coconut (shredded)
  • ½ Cups Jaggery or sugar
  • 1 Pinch Cardamom powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    These are called as "Ukadiche Modak" or steamed rice flour buns. They are filled with a sweet filling. These are made during Ganesh (elephant God) festival in India as an offering.

    Step 2

    Combine coconut & jaggery and cook over a simmer for 10 mins. The jaggery should melt & combine with the coconut to make a sticky mixture. Put a pinch of cardamom at the end. The mixture is ready.

    Step 3

    Simmer the water so that its warm.

    Step 4

    Combine rice flour & warm water in the pan over a stove. It should form a sticky but not runny dough. You can add more water if needed. Cook for 5-7 mins. Stop the stove & cover the pan

    Step 5

    Transfer the rice dough and knead it while its warm. U can dip your hand in cold water in between so that its not too hot to handle. Knead it in a such a way to form it in a nice soft dough.

    Step 6

    Make lemon size balls out of the dough. Take each ball and start moulding it into a small cup. Pour a spoonful of the coconut jaggery mixture into the centre of the rice cup.

    Step 7

    This video explains the procedure

    Step 8

    Steam them covered for about 10 mins

    Step 9

    After steaming they look a bit translucent. They are ready to eat.

    Step 10

    Eat them while they are hot. If you like savory stuff u can substitute the filling with any savory filling that you like. This is my first video on snap guide. Hope you like it. Thanks for watching