Ukadiche Modak is an Indian sweet dumpling and is one of the must make Ganesh Chaturthi recipes.

Ukadiche Modak Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 24 pieces
Calories: 81 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Ukadiche Modak is an Indian sweet dumpling and is one of the must make Ganesh Chaturthi recipes. 



For the dough

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Rice Flour

For the filling

  • 1 cup Jaggery Crushed
  • 1 cup Fresh Coconut
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Almonds Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cashew Nuts Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Raisins Chopped


For the dough

  1. Heat water in a pan.

  2. Add salt and 1 tsp ghee in the pan and bring it to a boil.

  3. Once the water comes to a boil, switch off the heat and add the rice flour in the pan.

  4. Mix well and cover and keep aside for 5 minutes.

For the filling

  1. Add jaggery in a pan and let it melt.

  2. Add coconut and mix well.

  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes and add cardamom powder, poppy seeds, cashew nuts, almonds and raisins and mix well.

  4. Remove the pan from heat and let the filling cool.


  1. Remove the dough from the pan on a clean surface.

  2. Apply ghee on your palms and knead the dough well until it is very smooth.

  3. Keep applying ghee in your palms while kneading the dough.

  4. You have to knead the dough when it is slightly hot.

  5. Grease a modak mould.

  6. Take small ball from the dough and press it in the mould around the edges in a thin and even layer.

  7. Fill the cavity with the filling mixture.

  8. Seal the cavity with some dough and remove the modak from the mould very gently.

  9. Dip the modal in water and keep on a plate.

  10. Make all the modak in the same manner.

For Steaming

  1. Heat a steamer.

  2. Keep the modak on the steamer lined with a muslin cloth or banana leaf.

  3. Steam for 12-15 minutes until they turn translucent.

Nutrition Facts
Ukadiche Modak Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 8g9%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.