21 Ways To Prepare Modaks

21 Ways To Prepare Modaks

Famous as the main Prasad offered to Lord Ganesha, Modaks is a real treat to all the Indians, especially Maharashtrians! Here are some quick recipes which will make Modaks ready in minutes!


Classic Coconut Modak

The very traditional coconut filled Modaks are all-time favourite!


Condensed Milk- 1 tin

Desiccated Coconut – ½ cup

Milk Powder- 1 & ½ cup


Cardamom Powder- 1 teaspoon


In a glass bowl, take condensed milk and add milk powder to it. Mix well to make a smooth paste.

Add desiccated coconut and ghee/butter to this paste while continuously mixing it.

Once it is mixed properly, heat it for 1 minute in an oven.

After 1 minute, mix it and again keep it in for 30 seconds. Repeat this process till you get dry mixture.

Mix cardamom powder and sugar to this mixture and mix well.

Add this mixture in the mould that have the outer covering of Modak dough.

Deep fry these Modaks till they are golden-brown in colour and serve hot!


Pyasam kheer Modak

Wondering what the recipe is all about? Are you surprised listening to the combination of Kheer and Modak? It is very easy to prepare and the dish at the end istasty!


Grated Coconut- ½ cup

Powdered jaggery- ¼ cup

Rice Flour- ½ cup

Cardamom Powder- 1 teaspoon


Milk- 3 cups

Sugar- ¾ cup


Mix grated coconut and jaggery together in a pan till the jaggery dissolves completely. Stir the mixture on a medium flame till you get a thick mixture.

Once it becomes thick, add cardamom powder to it. Let the mixture cool completely.

In a big vessel, add water and ghee. Let the water boil.

Keep adding the rice flour to the boiling water one spoon at a time and stir continuously.

Now, switch off the flame and knead the dough. It should become smooth and a bit sticky.

Once the dough is ready, take another pan and pour milk in it. Let the milk get reduced to half on the medium flame.

Spread some oil on your hands and make small flat discs of the dough.Put the coconut stuffing as prepared in Recipe 1 in the centre of the disc. Bring all the edges together and seal it like a Modak. Cover all these Modaks with a lid.

Now, put sugar and cardamom powder to the milk and stir till sugar dissolves completely. Let the mixture boil for another 2 minutes.

Slowly drop the Modaks in the milk and let them cook for 8-10 minutes.

Your Modak Kheer is ready! Serve warm to enjoy to it best!


Rava Modak

Ever heard of RavaModak? We have always eaten the rice flour Modaks and the fried Modaks. Now, let’s try something new with this easy recipe!


Rava- ½ cup

Water- ½ cup

Milk- ½ cup

Ghee- 1 teaspoon


Grated Coconut- ½ cup

Jaggery- ¼ cup

Cardamom Powder- ½ teaspoon


Mix coconut and jaggery in a pan that is on medium flame. Mix it well till it gets cooked properly.

Put cardamom powder to it and let the mixture become dry. The stuffing is ready and keep it aside so that it cools down.

Now, take another pan and pour Rava in it. Dry roast it on low-medium heat and stir continuously. Let it change its colour but make sure that it does not burn.

Put it on a plate. Now, add milk, water and ghee in a pan and let it boil. Once it starts boiling, add the rava to it. Start mixing it tillit turns into a thin paste.

In 2-3 minutes, it will start to thicken up, and becomes like dough. Take it on a plate and start kneading.

Once the smooth dough is ready, grease the moulds with some ghee/oil and put the dough in it.

Make a hollow centre and add the stuffing to it. Seal it properly using the dough. Remove the mould carefully.

In a pan, put some oil and deep fry all these Modaks. Once they become golden brown in colour, place them on a paper to remove excess oil.

Your Rava Modaks are ready to eat!



Kesar-Pista Modak

Tired of the old coconut stuffing in Modaks? Let’s get started with a new recipe which shows us a way to prepare new type of Modak which is healthy and tasty too!


Ground Pistachios- 2 cups

Sugar- 1 cup

Milk- ½ cup


Saffron- 1 teaspoon


Mix sugar, saffron and milk in a pan. Let this sugar syrup boil.

Once it starts boiling, add the pistachio powder to it. Let the mixture become thick for 2-3 minutes.

Add ghee and mix well. Pour it into a plate or bowl so that it cools down. Knead it into a soft dough.

Now, grease the moulds with some ghee and insert the dough into it. Press it gently and then remove the mould.

Allow them to set well. Dip these modaks in the saffron dissolved milk so that the colour sets on it.


Paneer-Malai Modak

Here is a recipe that has a combination of Paneer and Modak. This sounds really interesting and so have a quick look at the recipe!


Crumbled Paneer- 2 cups

Condensed milk- ¾ cup

Sugar- ½ cup

Saffron strands- 4-5


Drain all the water from the Paneer and grate it using a grater. Add this to a pan having saffron and condensed milk.

Add sugar to this pan and heat this mixture.

Keep stirring it continuously. Let it cook for 8-10 minutes till it becomes like dough.

Transfer it from the pan to a plate and knead into a soft dough.

Apply some oil to the moulds and insert the dough into it. Shape them and remove the mould to get the Modaks.

The Paneer-MalaiModaks are ready to be eaten!


Bajra Modak

Here is another type of Modak which has the outer covering different. Let’s have a look at its recipe!


Bajra Flour- ½ cup

Grated Coconut- ½ cup

Powdered jaggery- ¼ cup


Poppy Seeds- 2 teaspoons


Cardamom Powder- ¼ teaspoon


Take a pan and add poppy seeds to it. Dry roast them.

Add coconut and jaggery to the pan. Mix till the jaggery dissolves.

Add cardamom powder and cook it on medium flame, till you get a thick mixture.

Once it is cooked properly, set it aside so that it gets time to cool.

Take another pan and add water and salt to it. Let the water boil. Start pouring the Bajra Flour one spoon at a time while stirring it.

Let it cook for 2-3 minutes so that it turns into soft dough.

After it gets cool, make circular discs of the dough and place the stuffing at the centre. Bring all the edges at the centre so as to seal.

Place all these Modaks on an Idli plate or steam plate and let it steam cook for 10-13 minutes.

Serve them hot with Ghee!


Khajur Modak

Ever heard of Khajur Modak? Tempted to taste them? If yes, you need not go anywhere, because you can make them yourself at your home with some easy steps given below!


Chopped nuts- ½ cup

Khajur (Dates)- ½ cup



Roast the chopped nuts in a pan on a medium flame. Now, deseed the dates.

Put the roasted nuts in a mixer bowl and grind them. Do not make a fine powder.

Remove the ground nuts on a plate. Grind the dates to make a thick paste.

Put this paste on the ground nuts and mix well.

Apply some oil on your hands and the moulds as well. Insert this paste in the mould gently to shape it.

The Khajur Modaks are ready to eat!


Urad Dal Modak

Let’s try another new recipe which uses ingredients other than the common rice flour for the outer covering.


White Urad Dal- 1 cup

Rava- 2 tablespoons

Wheat Flour- 1 tablespoon

Mava – ¾ cup


Milk-3 tablespoon


Ground Almonds- 2 tablespoon

Cardamom Powder- 2 teaspoon


Soak the Urad Dal for 2-3 hours. Next, put milk and the dal in mixer and grind it so that it becomes a smooth paste.

Next, put ghee in a pan. Put Rava and Wheat flour to the pan and let it cook till they become light brown in colour.

Keep stirring it and add Mava to it. Add the ground dal paste as well.

Stir the mixture and let it cook till it the smell of roasted dal spreads. Add milk and nuts.

Let this mixture cool after it cooks for about 30 minutes. Now, push it gently into the moulds and shape the dough into Modaks.

The Urad Dal Modaks are ready to be served!


Shrikhand Modak

For all the lovers of sweets, here is a treat for you as Shrikhand and Modak are combined to make one special dish!


ChakkaDahi (Hung Curd) – 1 cup

Sugar- 2/3 cup

Icing sugar- 1 teaspoon

Cardamom Powder- ¼ teaspoon

Nutmeg Powder- ¼ teaspoon

Powdered Nuts- 2 tablespoons

Saffron dissolved in milk



Cook the hung curd and sugar in a pan on medium heat for 10-12 minutes.

Put it in a bowl. Stir it occasionally and allow it to cool for 8-10 minutes.

Put icing sugar, nutmeg powder, cardamom powder, powdered nuts and saffron.

Grease the mould with some ghee/oil. Put some portion of this paste in the mould and press it to give it a proper shape.

Remove it from the moulds and serve!


Fried Modak

This is also one of the most traditional way of preparing Modaks. Here is a recipe by which you can prepare them with ease!


Flour- 1cup

Grated Coconut- 1 cup

Jaggery- ½ cup


Poppy seeds- 1 teaspoon

Sesame seeds- 1 teaspoon

Cardamom Powder- 1 tablespoon




Combine flour and salt together in a bowl. Add some ghee to it.

Add water to it and knead it into a soft dough.

Let it stand for 15-30 minutes.

Roast the poppy seeds and the sesame seeds in a pan for few minutes. Add coconut and jaggery in this pan and mix till the jaggery mixes completely.

Add cardamom powder as well. Cook till you get a thick mixture.

Roll a small portion of the dough into a circle and put the stuffing at the centre.

To seal the Modak, bring all the edges together.

Put oil into preheated pan for deep frying the Modaks.

Once they are fried, serve them hot.


Mawa Modak

Prepare this tasty Modaks in less than half an hour!


Mawa- ½ cup

Sugar Powder- ¼ cup

Elaichi- 3-4

Saffron in milk- 2 teaspoon



Take a pan, add ghee and mawa. Cook it till it becomes it turns into dough.

After 2-3 minutes, transfer it to a plate. Add the Cardamom, saffron milk and powdered sugar to the mixture. Mix it well.

Apply some ghee to the moulds. Put this mixture into the moulds and press gently.

Demould them and serve on a plate.


Sugar-Free Modak

Are you a diabetic patient? If yes, this is the perfect recipe for you- Sugar free Modak!


Nuts like cashew, pistachios and almonds- ½ cup

Rice flour- 1 cup


Honey- 2 tablespoon


Put all the nuts in a mixer/blender and grind them.

Transfer it into a bowl. Add honey to it and mix.

In another bowl, put rice flour and add boiling water to it. Mix it well to make soft dough.

Apply little oil to the mould and push the dough in it. In the centre, stuff with the dry fruit paste made earlier. Cover it with dough.

Remove it from the mould and place on a steam plate. Steam it till it cooks properly.

Serve hot with ghee!


Oats-Jaggery Modak

As Modaks are all time favourite, why not add some nutritional value to it? If you want to know how, have a look at the following recipe!


Oats- 1 cup


Jaggery- ½ cup

Almonds- ¼ cup

Raisins- ¼ cup

Cashews- ¼ cup

Cardamom Powder- 1 teaspoon


Make a powder of all the dry fruits by grinding them in a mixer.

In a pan, add ghee and roast oats. After they become light brown colour, add jaggery and cardamom powder.

Once the jaggery dissolves, put it on a plate and add dry fruits to it. Once the mixture is blended well, put this paste into the mould to shape it like Modaks.

Your Oats Modakare ready to be served!

Oats-Jaggery Modak


Gulab jamun Modak

This is a recipe that will be a real treat to your taste buds asit is mixture of GulabJamun and Modak, both of which are delicious sweets!


Milk Powder- 2 cups

Flour- ½ cup

Baking Soda- ½ tablespoon


Milk- ½ cup

Sugar- 1 cup

Water- 2 cups

Rose petals- 12-20


Boil water, sugar and rose petals in a pan on high flame. Let it boil for 8-10 minutes.

Mix milk powder, flour and baking soda in a bowl. Add ghee to it and start kneading.

Add warm milk and rub it so as to turn it into soft dough.

Shape the dough like modaks using moulds or by bringing the ends together.

Fry them in a pan. Once they are light brown in colour, put them into the sugar syrup that is prepared earlier.

Let it soak in for 2-3 hours. The size of the modaks will increase after 2-3 hours.

The Modak Gulab Jamun are ready to be served.


Til-sesame Modak

Add a different flavour to your Modaks using Til and sesame seeds.


Sesame Seeds- 1 cup


Jaggery- 2/3 cup

Milk- 2-3 teaspoons


Place a pan on medium heat and roast sesame seeds for 3-4 minutes.

Once they cool, grind them into fine powder.

Add jaggery and ghee to the same pan. Let it cook while stirring continuously.

Let the jaggery melt and add the sesame powder to it. Mix it and transfer it to a plate.

Start rubbing it while adding one teaspoon at a time so that it becomes sticky.

Apply little oil to the mould and press this dough into the mould.

Once it gets the shape, remove it from the mould, and your Til-Sesame Modaks are ready!


Motichur Modak

Are you thinking that there should be Motichur Ladoos instead of Modak? No, you have read it right, it is Motichur Modak which is easy to make!


Besan- ½ cup


Orange Food colour- ¼ teaspoon


Baking soda



Sugar- ½ cup

Saffron strands- 10-20 strands

Cardamom Powder

Rose water- ½ teaspoon

Melon seeds- 1 teaspoon

Crushed Almonds- 1 teaspoon


Mix Besan, salt, orange food colour and ghee together. Add water one spoon at a time and mix to make a thick batter.

Put oil in a pan and let it heat. Till then, add some baking soda to the batter. Once the oil is hot, use a perforated laddle to make boondis. Once fried, drain them on a clean towel.

Once the boondis are ready, grind them into powder using a mixer.

Take another pan and add sugar and water to it. After 2-3 minutes, add a little orange colour to it.

Add the almonds, melon seeds, rose water, salt, cardamom powder, ghee ad saffron to the powdered boondis. Now, add the sugar syrup one at a time to this mixture.

Let it stand for 15-20 minutes so that the boondis soak the syrup.

Next, apply some ghee to the moulds and push this boondis mixture into it to shape it like a Modak.

Let them cool and then you can serve these MotichurModaks!


Ukadiche Modak

This is one of the main offering to Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.


Rice flour- 2 cups

Jaggery- 2 cups

Grated Coconut- 2 cup

Chopped Cashews- ¼ cup

Raisins- ¼ cup

Cardamom- 4-5




Take a pan and put coconut and jaggery into it. Keep it on medium flame and stir till the jaggery dissolves.

Once the thick mixture is ready, add cashews, raisins and cardamom to it.

Keep it aside so that it cools. Take another bowl and start heating water and ghee. Once the water starts boiling, add rice flour to it while stirring continuously. Add salt as well.

Now, let it cool so that you can start to knead it into soft dough.

Once the dough is ready, take a small lump of it and roll it into a circular disc. Put the coconut stuffing at the centre.

Now, bring all the ends together to seal it. Place all these Modaks on a steam plate and steam cook it for 5-7 minutes.

Serve it hot with ghee!


Chocolate Modak

Again the chocolate is back! Here is a recipe for the delicious Chocolate Modak!


Mawa- 1 cup

Powdered sugar- ¼ cup

Milk Powder- ½ cup

Cocoa Powder- 2 tablespoon


In a pan, heat the mixture of mawa, milk powder and cocoa powder to get a thick mixture.

Switch off the flame and then add powdered sugar to it. Let it cool down.

Apply some ghee to the inner side of the moulds and press this paste inside the mould to shape it.

Remove it from the moulds and the chocolate Modaks are ready!


Gulkand Modak

As we all know, Gulkand is very good for our health and so here is a simple recipe for making the Gulkand Modak!


Grated Coconut- 2 cups

Condensed Milk- 2 cups

Milk powder- 2 tablespoon

Saffron- ½ tablespoon

Gulkand- ¼ cup

Chopped Almonds- ¼ cup

Cardamom Powder- ½ teaspoon


In a large bowl, mix grated coconut, milk powder and condensed milk.

Take another bowl, combine Gulkand, little grated coconut, chopped almonds and cardamom powder. Mix them well.

Mix saffron in a one tablespoon of milk to make a thick paste.

Make a small disc of the mixture in the first bowl and put the stuffing in the centre. Seal it by bringing its ends together. You can also shape it using the moulds.

Once all the Modaks are ready, apply some saffron milk on the top of these Modaks and serve them!


Kaju Modak

This is one of my favourite Modaks, which are tempting to eat. They are very easy to make and takes less than half an hour to get ready!


Cashew powder- 2 cups

Sugar- ½ cup

Water- ½ cup


Milk- ½ cup

Cardamom powder


Make the mixture of saffron and milk and keep it aside.

In a pan, heat water and sugar together. Let it boil till the entire sugar dissolves. Now add the cashew powder to it and stir.

Let it cook for 5 minutes till it becomes like a thick paste.

Once it cools, massage so as to turn it into soft dough.

Put this paste into the moulds and remove them from the mould once they attain the shape.

Serve them at room temperature!


Besan Modak

Last but not the least, this Modak is also a tasty one which becomes ready in minutes!


Besan- 2 cups

Ground Sugar- 1 & ½ cup

Ghee- ¾ cup

Milk- 2 tablespoon

Cardamom powder

Chopped nuts of your choice.


Take a pan and roast the Besan for 8-10 minutes till it becomes light red in colour. Sprinkle some milk over it and switch off the flame.

Add sugar to it and mix it well. Put the cardamom powder and nuts to it. Knead it to make a thick paste of it.

Apply some ghee to your hands and moulds as well. Press the mixture gently into the moulds.

Remove it from the moulds once they are set.

Garnish with some nuts and serve them!

These are the variety of Modaks you can prepare during Ganesh Chaturthi and offer it to Lord Ganesha! These are very yummy to eat and can be prepared immediately!