Modak (Stuffed sweet dumpling)

The second half of every year ushers in beautiful, wonderful times. Recently we celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival for one of our many Indian Gods revered for successful endeavours. This year I tried to make Modak which is assumed to be one of His favourite food items. I tried to fit in my blog on my To-Do list amidst all the cleaning and shopping and little what nots. A busy and yet a joyful time I can’t help but keep this post short guys. Enjoy a little of Traditional India 🙂

Peaceful Pearl
Peaceful Pearl

Time : 30 minutes    Serves : 4

modakmodak nutirition


  1. Coconut          – 1
  2. Jaggery              – 100gms
  3. Rice powder     -250 gms
  4. Salt                   – pinch full
  5. Water                – 1 cup
  6. Cardamom (elaichi)- 4 to 5


  1. Scoop out the coconut flesh and grate it.
  2. Fry the grated coconut and crushed jaggery in a pan for around 10 minutes till the jaggery liquefies turns sticky.
  3. Keep the fried stuffing aside.
  4. Boil 1 cup water
  5. Add rice powder and a pinch of salt to the boiling water and stir constantly till a dough forms
  6. Scoop the dough into 20-25 parts
  7. Pat each part separately and stuff it with the fried mixture and close it using your fingers
  8. The dumplings can in any shape. Preferably momo shaped or round shaped like I have made here.
  9. Enjoy 🙂

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