Ukadiche Modak (Steamed Sweet Dumplings)

I was really amazed after reading various posts about Modak preparation while surfing, and got little curious about how they would taste, be coz I never had this delicacy before. There was so much variation in the stuffing like from coconut , Jaggery , chana dal rice, Moong dal etc . Enthusiastically I prepared the basic steamed(Ukadiche in Marathi ) Modak, considered to be Lord Ganesha’s favorite , with coconut and Jaggery stuffing . And the preparation really tasted well. My family enjoyed them very much. I decided to try other variation in stuffing and will make them soon. Meanwhile celebrate and enjoy this Ganesh Chaturthi with sweetness of these awesome dumplings called Modak. So let’s start the recipe. Yum 
Recipe Source here and here .

Sweet Modak
Sweet Modak


For Outer Covering

1 cup Rice flour
1 cup water or as needed
1 pinch Salt
1 teaspoon oil

For filling
1 cup Grated jaggery
1 cup Grated coconut
1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder

Add grated coconut and Jaggery in a heavy bottom wok or pan and roast on low to medium heat .
Keep the mixture stirring and let it cook till it becomes dry. Add cardamom powder , mix and set side.


Boil water with oil and pinch of salt in a vessel , take rice flour in a bowl , add the boiled water slowly , mixing it with spatula. Make a smooth dough and cover it with wet cloth.
Make small round balls from the dough , take one ball and flatten this dough ball in your palm .

Place a small portion of the jaggery-coconut mixture on the center and bring together all the edges. Shape it round or triangular as you want.
Steam the modaks for 7-10 mins on a low to medium flame in a pressure cooker without the whistle or in a steamer.


Offer to Lord Ganesha and serve.


Serve -8-10 modaks. Cooking time -30 minutes

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13 comments on “Ukadiche Modak (Steamed Sweet Dumplings)”

  1. Authentic kozhukattai… wow so so tempting…

  2. Lovely kolukattai…..Happy ganesha chathurthi….

  3. Chitz says:

    U have made it perfectly, looks delish !

  4. Shruti says:

    Off to make this one today!!! Got all my ingredients out n saw ur post 🙂

  5. So many varieties being shared by foodies but each is attractive in its own ways, including the ones you have shared.

  6. Pavani N says:

    I've never made modak before.. Will have to try and make them sometime soon.

  7. They look gr8!!! Thank you for linking the recipe to my event!!

  8. Shruti says:

    🙂 Thanks for linking it to my event, Sapana… Wonderful post..

  9. Lovely modaks with that yummy coconut stuffing.

  10. Rajani S says:

    I had assumed that modak was common in the North as was a bit surprised at your not making it before..Anyway, the kozhukkattai looks great and I am sure it tasted fantastic too!

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