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Authentic Recipe of Modak. Tasteful Indian Traditional Fried Sweet Coconut Dumplings from Maharashtra.

Modak is Lord Ganesha’s favorite sweet! Read here the recipe to prepare traditional Fried Sweet Coconut Dumplings from Maharashtra – Modak.

Things to know about Modak Recipe

Every year, Indians celebrate the grand Ganesh Chaturthi festival. This festival signifies the arrival of Lord Ganesha to the earth. The celebrations are no less than a carnival. No Ganesh Chaturthi festival is complete without this delicious dessert.

The Indian Traditional Fried Sweet Coconut Dumplings from Maharashtra – Modak is the favorite sweet of Lord Ganesha. It is a fried sweet dumpling filled with coconut and jaggery stuffing.

The delicious sweet is served as the holy offering during the prayer and distributed among the devotees. There is also a steamed version of this recipe.

Tasteful Indian Traditional Fried Sweet Coconut Dumplings from Maharashtra. Authentic Recipe of Modak.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: मोदक
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Deep)
Occasional Cooking Kids Enjoy Eating Recipes


Servings 11 Pieces
Calories / Serving 211 kcal



  • cups All Purpose Flour – Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp Semolina
  • 2 tbsp Clarified Butter Hot
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Water For kneading
  • Oil For deep frying
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  • 1 cup Grated Coconut
  • ½ cup Palm Sugar – Palm Jaggery
  • 1 tbsp Clarified Butter
  • 2 tbsp Almond Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cashew Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Raisin Chopped
  • ½ tsp Ground Cardamom Powder



  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, semolina, and salt.
  • Pour the hot clarified butter and crumble the flour so that it becomes moist.
  • Add water and start kneading. Knead nicely for at least 5 minutes to make a soft and smooth dough out of it.


  • In a large pan, add clarified butter. Add coconut and jaggery and sauté well till the jaggery melts.
  • Once the mixture becomes aromatic, add cashew nuts, almonds, raisins, and cardamom powder. Mix everything well.
  • Set the stuffing aside to cool.


  • Take a small ball out of the dough and roll it into a circle with a rolling pin. It should not be too thin and should be around 5 inches in diameter.
  • Now place a spoon full of stuffing at the center of the rolled dough. Brush the sides of the dough with some water.
  • Pleat the Modak from the edges and collect everything at the center. Seal the Modak after gathering at the center and form a dumpling.
  • Deep fry the dumplings in medium hot oil till it becomes crispy and turns golden.
  • Place the fried Modak on paper to drain the excess oil. Enjoy the Indian Traditional Fried Sweet Dumplings from Maharashtra – Modak.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 124mgPotassium: 114mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 0.02IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Fried Sweet Coconut Dumplings, Modak Recipe, मोदक
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Cooking tip for making Modak

  • While rolling the dough, ensure the center is slightly thick compared to the edges. Otherwise, it will break.
  • You can store it in an air-tight container and enjoy it for up to 5 days.
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Variations of Modak

This recipe is the fried version. Another version includes cooking by steaming the sweet dumplings. It is called Ukadiche Modak.

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