Ukadiche Modak | Steamed Modak Recipe

Ukadiche Modak | Steamed Modak Recipe

Ukadiche-Modak
Ukadiche-Modak

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Ukadiche Modak | Steamed Modak Recipe 

Modak is a special sweet made on the First day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival. It is steamed Modak or Ukadiche Modak. It is favorite sweet of Lord Ganeshji. Usually 21  Modaks are offered as Naivadyam to Lord Ganeshji.

Cuisine: Maharashtrian
Servings: 25 Pieces
Preparation: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes (11-12 Modaks)
Type: Sweets
Served In: Ganesh Chaturthi festival, Sankasht Chaturthi & special occasion

Main Ingredients: 

For Modak Dough:

  1. Rice flour: Two Big bowls
  2. Oil : Two tea spoons
  3. Salt : One Tea spoon
  4. Water : Exactly two bowls or same as the measurement of rice flour.

For the stuffing:

  1. Freshly Grated Coconut: Two halves or one big coconut
  2. Jaggery: Same as the measurement of the grated coconut.
  3. Cardamom powder : One spoon.

Preparation:

  1. Take a big coconut and break it into two.
  2. Grate both the halves.
  3. Squeeze out the milk frim it and keep aside.

Modak Moulds:

Modak-Moulds
Modak-Moulds


Plastic Modak moulds or stainless steel Modak moulds are used for baking Modaks which are generally used on Ganesh Chaturthi. These moulds comes in various sizes and it’s prizes varies based on the size.  


Cooking:

Modak Dough:

  1. In a pot put two bowls of water.
  2. Put the pot on the on stove & make the flame high.
  3. Add one teaspoon salt and bring water to boil
  4. Then turn the the flame to medium and add rice flour slowly.
  5. Give it a good mix cover the lid and cook for five minutes.
  6. Turn off the flame and take the pot off the stove.
  7. Take a broad plate or mixing pan. Pour the cooked dough while it is still warm.
  8. Apply oil to your hand and knead the dough properly when it is still warm.
  9. If the dough seems dry then add very little warm water. If possible avoid the water use oil only.

Coconut jaggery stuffing:

  1. Measure the grated coconut with a small bowl.
  2. Squeeze out the coconut milk from the coconut.
  3. In a kadai add squeezed coconut and fry for a minute until it becomes dry.
  4. Add the same measurement of jaggery to the coconut and mix it well.
  5. On a medium flame mix coconut & jaggery until jaggery melts.
  6. Once jaggery is fully melted and well mixed with coconut turn off the stove & allow it to cool.

Making Ukadiche Modak | Steamed Modak Recipe 

  • Grease the moulds with oil.
  • Take a small ball from the dough and put it into the mould.
  • Apply pressure and shape the dough according to the mould.
  • Make hollow in the middle.
  • Put the coconut jaggery stuff inside the dough. 
  • Press the stuffing properly. 
  • Cover with rice dough. 
  • Repeat the procedure with remaining dough also.
  • Make eleven to twelve Modaks and keep aside.
  • Take a steamer, cooker or a big pot and add one fourth of water in it.
  • Put it on the stove and allow it to boil.
  • Take a strainer plate, apply oil to it and place prepared Modaks in it.
  • Place the strainer on the steaming pot, cover the lid and steam for fifteen minutes.
  • After fifteen minutes check the Modaks and remove from the steamer.
  • Allow them to cool.
  • repeat the procedure with remaining dough and stuffing.

Ukadiche Modak | Steamed Modak Recipe in step by step photos.

Squeeze out the milk from grated coconut and  keep it aside.

Coconut-Milk
Coconut-Milk

In a kadai add squeezed coconut and fry for a minute until it becomes dry.

Grated-Coconut
Grated-Coconut


Add the same measurement of jaggery to the coconut and mix it well.

Coconut-Jaggery
Coconut-Jaggery

On a medium flame mix coconut & jaggery until jaggery melts.

Coconut-Jaggery-Mixing
Coconut-Jaggery-Mixing


Once jaggery is fully melted and well mixed with coconut turn off the stove & allow it to cool.

Coconut-jaggery-stuffing
Coconut-jaggery-stuffing


In a pot put two bowls of water. Add one teaspoon salt and bring water to boil, then turn the the flame to medium and add rice flour slowly. Give it a good mix cover the lid and cook for five minutes. Turn off the flame and take the pot off the stove.


Boilingwater
Boilingwater



Steamed-rice-flour


Take a broad plate or mixing pan. Pour the cooked dough while it is still warm.

Steamed-Rice-Dough
Steamed-Rice-Dough


Apply oil to your hand and knead the dough properly when it is still warm.

Kneading-Dough
Kneading-Dough


If the dough seems dry then add very little warm water. If possible avoid the water use oil only.

Modak-Dough-Ready
Modak-Dough-Ready

Grease the moulds with oil.

Greasing-Mould
Greasing-Mould

Take a small ball from the dough and put it into the mould. Apply pressure and shape the dough according to the mould. Make hollow in the middle.

Stuffing-mould-with-dough
Stuffing-mould-with-dough


Put the coconut jaggery stuff inside the dough. Press the stuffing properly. Cover with rice dough. Press properly and slowly remove from the mould. Repeat the procedure with remaining dough also.

Adding-stuffing-in-shaped-dough
Adding-stuffing-in-shaped-dough

Make eleven to twelve Modaks and keep aside.

Modak-ready-to-steam


Take a steamer, cooker or a big pot and add one fourth of water in it. Put it on the stove and allow it to boil.

Water-boiling
Water-boiling


Take a strainer plate, apply oil to it and place prepared Modaks in it. Place the strainer on the steaming pot, cover the lid and steam for fifteen minutes.

Steaming-Modak
Steaming-Modak

Place the strainer on the steaming pot, cover the lid and steam for fifteen minutes. Allow them to cool.

Steamed-Modak
Steamed-Modak

Pro Tips:
  • For making Modak you can use two types of moulds. Either steel or Plastic.
  • You can make them without moulds also by shaping with hands.
  • If dough becomes dry use very little warm water and knead it again.
  • If you use cold water then Modaks will break while steaming.
  • Moulds are available in steel utensil shops.
  • Modaks can stay fresh for 24 hours when kept under the room temperature.
  • If refrigerated you can have them for two days.
  • Use Freshly grated coconut only for making the stuffing.
  • Stuffing made with jaggery is best. Otherwise you can make it with sugar also.
  • There are many other verities available these days. But the traditional Modak with coconut & jaggery is best.

Note: Pour the extracted coconut milk on the Modaks while serving.

An interesting story is there behind why Modak is favorite sweet of Lord Ganesh.
In Padma Purana there is a interesting story. Once the Devas paid a visit to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, they offered a special sweet dish called Modak to them. And stated that the person who is going to eat it will become knowledgeable in all scriptures, science, art and writing. Goddess Parvati wanted  her sons – Lord Ganesh and Lord Kartik to have this special Modak. But both of them are willing to have it alone and are not ready to share it with each other. Parvati got confused and thought a plan. she  said whoever among them will travel the whole world three times first will be allowed to have the sweet.  
Lord Kartik immediately went on his vahana a peacock and started his journey.  But Lord Ganesh not ready to move.  Upon asking why he is not moving Ganesh ji said, the whole universe reside inside his parents, so there is no need to travel the world.  He  took three pradakshina or parikrama of his parents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. And said there is no amount of offerings or fasting or visiting sacred places is equal to the devotion to one’s father and mother. Impressed by Lord Ganesh’s explanation, Goddess Parvati gave him the Modak. This is how Ganesh ji started loving this divine sweet Modak. And gained the name "MODAKPRIYA".

So friends I hope you will make this Modak for sure to please Lord Ganesh ji and seek his blessings. Today is Sankasht Chaturthi and what a coincidence I made these Modaks today.
I pray Lord Ganesh ji bless you all with good health and cheer.

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