September 17, 2023

Ukadiche Modak recipe - Modak for Ganesh Chaturti Festival - 3 Ways of Ukadiche Modak

Ukadiche Modak Recipe - Ukadiche Modak is an essential Naivedya which is prepared to offer Lord Ganesh during Ganesh Chaturthi festival and Sankashti Chaturthi day. Today I am sharing with you all a traditional, authentic Ukadiche modak of Maharashtra. Modak is steamed rice flour dumplings filled with coconut and jaggery mixture. It has an inviting flavor and sweet taste. This lovely modak is so soft and delicious too.  It is one of my favorite sweets and I like the preparation. Modak is a very simple sweet dish that you can make it easily and it doesn't need any practice. Modak moulds both in steel and plastic is available in the utensil's shop. 

Prep time : 20 mins
Cook time : 30 mins
Cuisine : Maharashtrian
Author : Vidya 

  • Rice Flour - 1½ cup
  • Grated Coconut - 1½ cup
  • Jaggery - ¾ cup
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Salt - ¼ tsp
  • Water - 1½ cup
  • Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp 


For the Stuffing / Saran 
  1. Place a pan on stove. Add coconut and Jaggery.  Heat this coconut jaggery mixture over a medium flame, stirring continuously till the jaggery melts. 
  2. When jaggery melts, add 1 tsp of rice flour. Stir for a minute
  3. Switch off the flame and add cardamom powder. Mix well and keep covered.
Coconut Stuffing / Saran - Step by Step Photos

For the Dough 
  1. Boil  water in a pan.  Add ghee and salt.
  2. When the ghee melts add rice flour, stir continuously and cook until rice flour become soft and smooth
  3. Cook it over a low flame for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the flame, cover with lid and keep it aside 5 minutes
  4. Grease the palm of your hand and knead the steamed rice flour into a smooth dough. Sprinkle some water if required.

Making the Modak Using Mould
  1. Take small ball portion of dough.
  2. Grease the mould with ghee.
  3. Put small portion of dough mould and press it to the mould wall.
  4. Make small cup shape and fill it with coconut stuffing.
  5. Seal the dough cup with rice dough
  6. remove from the mould.

Making the Modak by Rolling
  1. Take a small ball size of dough and give a ball shape.
  2. Using a rolling board and rolling pin roll the dough to poori size.
  3. Place 2 tbsp of coconut stuffing on it.
  4. Press to create pleats and make a cup shape.
  5. Bring together the edges and form it into a modak shape.

Making the Modak by Hand
  1. Grease the palms of your hands and press the round ball with your fingers to make a small bowl.
  2. Press the edges with your fingers to  the dough bowl to create pleats.
  3. Put the coconut stuffing in the center of the dough bowl. 
  4. Bring the edges together to form the dough bowl into a modak shape.  Pinch off  any  extra dough on the top.

Steaming the Modaks
  1. Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Arrange the modak plates in it. 
  2. Slightly dip the modaks in cold water and  place this on plate. 
  3. Cover with  lid and steam the modaks over a medium flame for about 10 minutes.
  4. Rest for 5 mins. Open the lid and arrange the steamed modaks on a flat plate.
Note : This post is updated with new photos on 17-9-2023

Ukadiche Modak Video


  1. Gorgeous modhaks. Appreciate the illustrative clicks and the detailed procedure, has come out very well.

  2. Guilt free snack,yum.

  3. Modak looks cute and delicious...

  4. Very traditional and delicious recipe. looks awesome :)

  5. nice stepwise pics, modak looks tempting...

  6. beautiful modaks, loved it...neat presentation...

  7. Totally drooling here !!! This looks amazing :)

  8. Hi Vidya, interesting recipes. The dumpling look good and the filling sure very delicious with the combo of coconut and cashew nuts.

    Have a nice day.

  9. modaks looks amazing Vidya...very well explained

  10. Yummy and healthy modaks..

  11. They looks so prety and tasty too.

  12. this is so yummy..Come and participate in my event- Mela/Carnival Food

  13. Beautifully presented. Cute dumplings.

  14. Oh wow I always wanted to make this, thnx for sharing.

  15. nice stepwise pictures..modak looks cute!

  16. Looks perfectly made........ Well explained !!


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