ukadiche modak recipe | recipe of modak | plain steamed modak

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ukadiche modak recipe | recipe of modak | plain steamed modak with detailed photo and video recipe. a traditional indian sweet dumpling, prepared with rice flour dough and coconut – jaggery stuffing is mainly served to lord ganesha during ganapathi chauthi festival. generally the modak’s are steamed with steamer, but it can also be prepared with frying and even baking.
recipe of modakukadiche modak recipe | recipe of modak | plain steamed modak with step by step photo and video recipe. modak sweet is the favourite sweet of hindu god ganesha and is one of the main sweet offered during ganesh chaturthi. these days, there are several variations to the traditional ukadiche modak recipe, but typically it is prepared with rice flour and coconut – jaggery stuffing.

ganapathi festival is always incomplete without the traditional ukadiche modak recipe offered to lord ganesha. this festival is celebrated with lot of enthu and zeal all over india, but there is a lot of excitement with the marathi community in maharashtra. the celebration can go upto 10 days and each day, modak recipe is a must offering with other sweets to the diety. hence lord ganesha is also popularly known as modakapriya because of his love to this simple sweet. in addition there are several rituals to the offering and the most common one is to offer 21 modak which is also known as bhog to ganapathi.

ukadiche modak recipefurthermore, some key things to remember while preparing the traditional plain steamed ukadiche modak recipe. firstly, use fine store brough rice flour as it helps to make smooth dough. also, adding a tsp of ghee while preparing dough makes dough non sticky and tasty. lastly, vary the stuffing according to your choice, however i like to keep my stuffing simple and delicious.

finally i would like to highlight some of my other sweets recipes collection which can be prepared during festival seasons. it includes, motichoor ladoo, kaju barfi, badam barfi, coconut ladoo, besan ladoo, kaju pista roll, 7 cup barfi, mysore pak, til ladoo, milk powder barfi and mohanthal recipe. in addition do visit my other recipes collection like with this post of ukadiche modak recipe,

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easy ukadiche modak recipe | recipe of modak | plain steamed modak
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Recipe type: sweet
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 8 Servings
Ingredients
for stuffing:
  • ½ cup jaggery / gud
  • 1 cup coconut, grated
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
for modak dough:
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, prepare the stuffing from jaggery and coconut.
  2. in another kadai boil 1 cup water, ¼ tsp salt and ½ tsp ghee.
  3. turn off the flame and add 1 cup fine rice flour.
  4. mix the flour well with water. do not worry if the dough is dry.
  5. cover and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes.
  6. now transfer the rice flour mixture into large mixing bowl.
  7. when the flour is still hot, knead with your hand.
  8. sprinkle water if required to form a smooth and soft dough.
  9. furthermore, pinch a small lemon sized ball and flatten it.
  10. with the help of both thumbs start pressing the edges and create a dent in centre.
  11. slowly press from edges till it forms a cup.
  12. start creating pleats with your index finger and thumb.
  13. now scoop a tbsp of prepared coconut-jaggery stuffing.
  14. get the pleats together to form a bundle.
  15. close the top by pinching and making it pointed.
  16. place the modak in steamer leaving gaps in between.
  17. cover and steam the modak for 10 minutes or till the shiny texture appears on them.
  18. finally, offer ukadiche modak to lord ganesha and celebrate ganesh chathurthi.


how to make ukadiche modak with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai take ½ cup jaggery and 1 cup grated fresh coconut.
    ukadiche modak recipe
  2. keeping the flame on medium, mix well till the jaggery melts and mixture is formed.
    ukadiche modak recipe
  3. add in ¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well. stuffing is ready, keep aside.
    ukadiche modak recipe
  4. in another kadai heat 1 cup water.
    ukadiche modak recipe
  5. add in ¼ tsp salt and ½ tsp ghee.
    ukadiche modak recipe
  6. get the water to boil on medium flame.
    ukadiche modak recipe
  7. turn off the flame and add 1 cup fine rice flour.
    recipe of modak
  8. mix the flour well with water. do not worry if the dough is dry.
    recipe of modak
  9. cover and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes.
    recipe of modak
  10. now transfer the rice flour mixture into large mixing bowl.
    recipe of modak
  11. when the flour is still hot, knead with your hand.
    recipe of modak
  12. sprinkle water if required to form a smooth and soft dough. else when you prepare modak, it breaks.
    recipe of modak
  13. furthermore, pinch a small lemon sized ball and flatten it.
    recipe of modak
  14. with the help of both thumbs start pressing the edges and create a dent in centre.
    recipe of modak
  15. slowly press from edges till it forms a cup.
    recipe of modak
  16. start creating pleats with your index finger and thumb.
    recipe of modak
  17. now scoop a tbsp of prepared coconut-jaggery stuffing.
    plain steamed modak
  18. get the pleats together to form a bundle.
    plain steamed modak
  19. close the top by pinching and making it pointed.
    plain steamed modak
  20. place the modak in steamer leaving gaps in between.
    plain steamed modak
  21. cover and steam the modak for 10 minutes or till the shiny texture appears on them.
    plain steamed modak
  22. finally, offer ukadiche modak to lord ganesha and celebrate ganesh chathurthi.
    ukadiche modak recipe


notes:

  • firstly, varry the stuffing of your choice by adding few dry fruits, sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
  • further, knead the dough well adding required amount of water and ghee till it forms smooth dough.
  • also if the modaks break while you are pressing and creating cup, do not worry. sprinkle water and ghee, knead well.
  • finally, your hands with water before you start preparing ukadiche modaks, else it will stick to your hand.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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  1. I tried this recipe, the jaggery part came perfect.. but the rice flour even after steaming came hard.. any suggestions on how to make it soft?? Thank you!

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