sugar free modak recipe | no sugar no jaggery modak

sugar free modak recipe | no sugar no jaggery modak | sugar less modak with detailed photo and video recipe. a unique and healthy way of making rice flour based dumplings or modak recipe with dates, nuts and khoya. sweet dumplings are the main offerings for lord ganesha during the ganapati festival or ganesha chaturthi.
sugar free modak recipesugar free modak recipe | no sugar no jaggery modak | sugar less modak with step by step photo and video recipe. modak recipes are very popular offerings to lord ganesha and are generally made during the chauthi festival. it can be made with myriad stuffing including chocolate, sugar, jaggery and even mawa and milk powder. but this is a unique no sugar modak recipe made with nut and dates stuffing, and thus making a healthy modak recipe.

this is my 3rd year celebrating ganesha chaturthi with hebbars kitchen and my 3rd attempt with modak recipe. yearly i have been posting a type of modak recipe, and this i thought of posting something unique and healthy recipe. last year i had posted the traditional ukadiche modak recipe without any shaper or mould. as a matter of fact, in this post, i have shown both ways with mould and by pleating with hand. i find using shaper or mould is very easy and quick, but certainly does not match the satisfaction and content that you get with handmade modak. having said that, the mould modak’s are very pretty, symmetric and presentable. hence if you are planning to share it with friends and family, i would recommend using mould modak recipe.

no sugar no jaggery modak

furthermore, some tips and suggestions while making sugar free modak recipe. firstly, this is a no sugar and no jaggery modak, but that does not mean it does not have sugar content in it. i have added dates, khoya which has sugar content in it and hence you may need to reconsider if you have sugar related problems. secondly, the stuffing quantity can be easily varied and can be stuffed as per your preference. also, if you are using mould or shaper, apply a thin rice dough covering first and then followed by stuffing. lastly, these steamed modak, can last long for 3-5 days easily if stored in a dry container. you can also refrigerate it and microwave it for 20-30 seconds before serving it.

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sugar free modak recipe
sugar free modak recipe | no sugar no jaggery modak
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

easy sugar free modak recipe | no sugar no jaggery modak

Course: sweet
Cuisine: north india, south india
Servings: 9 modak
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
for stuffing:
  • 2 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp cashew / kaju chopped
  • 2 tbsp almonds / badam chopped
  • 2 tbsp raisins / kishmish
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds / kush khus
  • ½ cup dates / khajoor finely chopped
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup milk powder full cream
  • ¼ cup coconut grated
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
for dough:
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 1¼ cup water, ¼ tsp salt and ½ tsp ghee.
  2. get the water to boil on medium flame.
  3. keeping the flame on low and add 1 cup fine rice flour.
  4. mix the flour well with water. do not worry if the dough is dry.
  5. turn off the flame, 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 to form a smooth and soft dough.
  8. prepare the modak and place in steamer leaving gaps in between.
  9. cover and steam the modak for 10 minutes or till the shiny texture appears on them.
  10. finally, offer no sugar - no jaggery modak to lord ganesha and celebrate ganesh chaturthi.

how to make sugar free modak recipe with step by step photo:

dry fruit – khova stuffing:

  1. firstly, in a tawa heat ½ tsp ghee and roast 2 tbsp cashew, 2 tbsp almonds and 2 tbsp raisins.
    sugar free modak recipe
  2. roast until the dry fruits turn golden brown.
    sugar free modak recipe
  3. now add 1 tsp poppy seeds and roast well.
    sugar free modak recipe
  4. further, add ½ cup dates and mix well.
    sugar free modak recipe
  5. cook until the mixture combines well. keep aside.
    sugar free modak recipe
  6. now in a large kadai, heat 1 tsp ghee and add ¼ cup milk.
    sugar free modak recipe
  7. stir well making sure ghee and milk are combined well.
    sugar free modak recipe
  8. now add ½ cup full cream milk powder.
    sugar free modak recipe
  9. keeping the flame on low, stir continuously.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  10. the mixture starts to thicken.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  11. after 8 minutes, the mixture starts to separate from pan.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  12. keep mixing until it forms a lump; instant khoya is ready.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  13. add ¼ cup coconut and mix well.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  14. now add in roasted dry fruits and ¼ tsp cardamom powder.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  15. mix and mash until the mixture is combined well.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  16. finally, dry fruit stuffing for modak is ready. keep aside.
    sugar free modak recipe

modak preparation recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 1¼ cup water, ¼ tsp salt and ½ tsp ghee.
    sugar free modak recipe
  2. get the water to boil on medium flame.
    sugar free modak recipe
  3. keeping the flame on low and add 1 cup fine rice flour.
    sugar free modak recipe
  4. mix the flour well with water. do not worry if the dough is dry.
    sugar free modak recipe
  5. turn off the flame, cover and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes.
    sugar free modak recipe
  6. now transfer the rice flour mixture into large mixing bowl.
    sugar free modak recipe
  7. when the flour is still hot, knead with your hand to form a smooth and soft dough.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  8. furthermore, pinch a small lemon sized ball and flatten it.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  9. with the help of both thumbs start pressing the edges and create a dent in the centre.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  10. slowly press from edges till it forms a cup.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  11. start creating pleats with your index finger and thumb.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  12. now scoop a tbsp of prepared dry fruit stuffing.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  13. get the pleats together to form a bundle.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  14. close the top by pinching and making it pointed. handmade modak is ready to steam.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  15. now to prepare modak using the mould, grease the mould with ghee.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  16. stuff a ball sized dough in centre and press to the walls of the mould.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  17. leave a hole in the centre to stuff the stuffing.
    no sugar no jaggery modak
  18. now stuff a tbsp of stuffing and press tight.no sugar no jaggery modak
  19. seal it with a small piece of dough.
    sugar free modak recipe
  20. unmould the modak from the mould slowly.
    sugar free modak recipe
  21. place the modak in steamer leaving gaps in between.
    sugar free modak recipe
  22. cover and steam the modak for 10 minutes or till the shiny texture appears on them.
    sugar free modak recipe
  23. finally, offer no sugar – no jaggery modak to lord ganesha and celebrate ganesh chaturthi.
    no sugar no jaggery modak

notes:

  • firstly, knead the dough well by adding ghee if required until it forms a smooth dough.
  • also if the modaks break while you are pressing and creating a cup, do not worry. sprinkle hot water and ghee, knead well.
  • additionally, vary the stuffing to your choice, you can also use store brought khova instead of preparing from scratch.
  • finally, your hands with water before you start preparing no sugar no jaggery modak else it will stick to your hand.
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