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ukadiche modak
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Ukadiche Modak

Ukadiche modak can also be made vegan by using coconut oil instead of ghee.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: traditional marathi modak, ukadiche modak
Servings: 10


  • steamer
  • frying pan


Ukadiche Modak filling

  • ½ cup jaggery
  • ¾ cup fresh shredded coconut
  • ½ tablespoon poppy seeds/khuskhus
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder optional
  • or cardamom powder optional

Ukadiche Modak covering/pastry

  • ¾ th cup hot water
  • 1 cup rice flour fine
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or clarified butter coconut oil if vegan
  • pinch of salt


For the filling

  • Heat jaggery on a non-stick pan till it starts to melt.
  • Add the shredded coconut, poppy seeds,nutmeg powder,cardamom powder until it forms a gooey mixture.

For covering/pastry

  • Boil water and keep it aside.
  • Add all the ingredients for the pastry to this boiled water and mix well with a ladle.
  • Cover it and keep it aside for 10 minutes
  • Knead the dough till you can form a stiff dough for the pastry.
  • Divide it into small balls and roll them into small circles of equal size using a rolling pin.
  • Add 1tbsp filling to each of these dough circles and hold it in your palm.
  • Fold the edges of each modak,slowly between fingers,and close their loop, by slowly rotating it.
  • Heat the steamer and place them one by one.
  • Steam them for 10-12 minutes until they are non-sticky on touch .


You may need 1 cup of water for dough, depending on the rice flour you are using.You need to ensure that the dough is stiff.
Steam for 3-4 minutes more,if you still find modak sticky.