Modak Recipe | Ukadiche Modak 2 Ways

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Ukadiche Modak with & without Mould | Modak Banane ki Vidhi with detailed photo and video recipe. traditional Indian dessert dumplings made with rice flour and coconut jaggery stuffing. It is specifically made during the Indian festival of Ganapathi Chaturthi. It is believed that these steamed dumplings are lord Ganesha’s favourite munching snack and hence it is offered as bhog during this festival time.
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Ukadiche Modak with & without Mould | Modak Banane ki Vidhi with step-by-step photo and video recipe. indian traditional sweets and Indian festivals are like synonyms for each other. Each festival and occasion has its way of celebrating it with some traditional Indian dessert attached to it. One such traditional dessert recipe is the easy ukadiche modaka recipe made specifically during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

I guess this is my 7th year with my blog and other social media handles. Each year during the time of Ganesh Chaturthi, I post different types of modak recipes. This year I thought of revisiting my old traditional ukadiche recipe again. In this recipe post, I have shown 2 ways of making it. The first one is the traditional one made with hands. The pleating and the stuffing are done using hands and can be overwhelming for beginners. You may need some practice to pleat those to get a perfect shape. The second method is to use a mould or modak shaper. This is the easiest one, but the former way is preferred. You can choose this method if you are planning to make large numbers or in a rush. In my view, even if you are a beginner, you should try the first option. You may find it difficult to make the first or the second one, but eventually, you should get there.

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Furthermore, before we jump into the actual recipe, I would like to add some more tips, suggestions and variations to the easy ukadiche modak recipe. Firstly, the ratio of water and rice flour has to be respected here. Do not attempt to add less or more water as it may end up in disaster. You may not be able to shape it if the proportions are not matched. Secondly, once the dough is formed, it may dry out while making these modaks. Even if it is dry, do not add water and wet your hands and then try to shape it. Lastly, if you find pleating cumbersome, you may shape it like karanji too. It would not be termed as modak but would be of the same taste.


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Modak Recipe | Ukadiche Modak 2 Ways

HEBBARS KITCHEN
Easy Modak Recipe | Easy Ukadiche Modak - No Mould | Modak Banane ki Vidhi
5 from 48 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course sweet
Cuisine maharashtra
Servings 12 modak
Calories 221 kcal


Ingredients
 

for stuffing:

for dough:

Instructions
 

stuffing preparation:

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tsp ghee and saute 2 cup coconut.
  • saute until coconut turns aromatic.
  • now add 1 cup jaggery and mix well.
  • keep cooking on medium flame until the jaggery melts.
  • continue to cook until the mixture thickens and still remains moist.
  • now add ½ tsp cardamom powder and mix well. stuffing is ready. keep aside.

modak dough preparation:

  • firstly, in a large kadai take 2 cup water, ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp ghee.
  • mix well and get the water to a boil.
  • further add 2 cup rice flour and mix gently.
  • mix until the rice flour absorbs all the water.
  • cover and rest for 5 minutes.
  • now transfer to a large bowl and start to knead the dough. wet your hand to prevent from burning.
  • knead for 5 minutes or until the dough turns soft.
  • modak dough is ready. wet your hand and knead if the dough seems dry.

modak shaping with hand:

  • firstly, take a ball sized rice flour dough and flatten it.
  • with the help of both thumbs start pressing the edges and create a dent in the centre.
  • slowly press from edges till it forms a cup.
  • start creating pleats with your index finger and thumb.
  • now scoop a tbsp of prepared coconut-jaggery stuffing.
  • get the pleats together to form a bundle.
  • close the top by pinching and making it pointed.

modak shaping using mould:

  • grease the modak mould with ghee to prevent from sticking.
  • stuff the rice flour dough into the mould walls.
  • also, place a small ball sized mixture in the centre.
  • close tightly and scrape off excess mixture.
  • unmould the modak gently without breaking.

steaming modak:

  • place the modak in steamer leaving gaps in between.
  • cover and steam the modak for 10 minutes or till the shiny texture appears on them.
  • finally, offer ukadiche modak to lord ganesha and celebrate ganesh chathurthi.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg


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How to make Modak with step-by-step photo:

Stuffing preparation:

  1. Firstly, in a large Kadai heat 1 tsp ghee and saute 2 cup of coconut.
  2. Saute until the coconut turns aromatic.
  3. Now add 1 cup of jaggery and mix well.
  4. Keep cooking on medium flame until the jaggery melts.
  5. Continue to cook until the mixture thickens and still remains moist.
  6. Now add ½ tsp cardamom powder and mix well. The stuffing is ready, keep it aside.

Modak dough preparation:

  1. Firstly, in a large Kadai take 2 cup water, ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp ghee.

  2. Mix well and get the water to a boil.
  3. Further, add 2 cup rice flour and mix gently.
  4. Mix until the rice flour absorbs all the water.
  5. Cover and rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Now transfer to a large bowl and start to knead the dough. Wet your hand to prevent it from burning.
  7. Knead for 5 minutes or until the dough turns soft.
  8. Modak dough is ready. Wet your hand and knead if the dough seems dry.

Shaping with the hand:

  1. Firstly, take a ball-sized rice flour dough and flatten it.
  2. With the help of both thumbs start pressing the edges and create a dent in the centre. Slowly press from the edges till it forms a cup.
  3. Start creating pleats with your index finger and thumb.
  4. Now scoop a tbsp of prepared coconut-jaggery stuffing.
  5. Get the pleats together to form a bundle.
  6. Close the top by pinching and making it pointed.

Shaping using mould:

  1. Grease the modak mould with ghee to prevent it from sticking.
  2. Stuff the rice flour dough into the mould walls.
  3. Also, place a small ball-sized mixture in the centre.
  4. Close tightly and scrape off excess mixture.
  5. Unmould the modak gently without breaking.

Steaming:

  1. Place the modak in steamer leaving gaps in between.
  2. Cover and steam the modak for 10 minutes or till the shiny texture appears on them.
  3. Finally, offer ukadiche modak to lord Ganesha and celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi.
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Notes:

  • Firstly, vary the stuffing of your choice by adding a few dry fruits, sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
  • Further, knead the dough well adding the required amount of water and ghee till it forms a smooth dough.
  • Also if the modaks break while you are pressing and creating a cup, do not worry. Sprinkle water and ghee, and knead well.
  • Finally, grease your hand with ghee before you start preparing ukadiche modak, or else it will stick to your hand.
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