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fried modak recipe | talniche modak | maida modak | fry modak

easy fried modak recipe | talniche modak | maida modak | fry modak
Course sweet
Cuisine maharashtra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 11 modak


for dough:

  • cup maida / plain flour
  • 2 tbsp rava / semolina suji
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter hot
  • water to knead
  • oil for greasing and frying

for stuffing:

  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 cup coconut grated
  • ½ cup jaggery
  • 2 tbsp cashew / kaju chopped
  • 2 tbsp almonds / badam chopped
  • 2 tbsp raisins / kishmish
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder


dough preparation:

  • firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1½ cup maida, 2 tbsp rava and ½ tsp salt.
  • mix well making sure everything is combined well.
  • pour 2 tbsp hot ghee over the flour.
  • crumble and mix well making sure the flour is moist.
  • now add water as required and knead the dough.
  • knead to the smooth and soft dough for at least 5 minutes.
  • grease the oil, cover and rest for 20 minutes.

stuffing preparation:

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tsp ghee and add 1 cup coconut, ½ cup jaggery.
  • saute for 5 minutes or until jaggery melts completely.
  • the stuffing need to be sticky and aromatic.
  • now add 2 tbsp cashew, 2 tbsp almonds, 2 tbsp raisins, ½ tsp cardamom powder and mix well.
  • stuffing is ready, keep aside to cool completely.

modak preparation:

  • knead the dough slightly and pinch a small ball and flatten.
  • now dust with some maida and start to roll using a rolling pin.
  • roll to an almost medium-thick circle. around 4 – 5 inch in diameter. make sure you roll from sides and keep the centre slightly thick.
  • now place a heaped tsp of prepared stuffing in the centre and brush water to sides.
  • start pleating the edges slowly and gather everything.
  • press in middle and seal the modak forming a bundle.
  • deep fry in medium hot oil.
  • allow it to fry on low flame stirring occasionally.
  • fry until modak turns golden and crisp, takes approx 15 minutes.
  • drain off the modak over kitchen paper to get rid of excess oil.
  • finally, enjoy fried modak for 4-5 days when stored in an airtight container.