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Recipe Name: Modak  
Category: Indian Regional Sub Category: Marathi


Prep Time Cook Time Serves
30 mins 25 mins 8



Shredded fresh coconut   2 Cup
Mixture of unsalted pistachios and unsalted cashews   1/2 Cup
cardamom powder   1/2 Pinch
Milk   1/2 Cup
Jaggery or sugar   1 Cup
For the outer cover  
Rice flour   1 Cup
Ghee   1 tsp
Water   1 Cup
Salt   1/2 tsp


  • To prepare the filling, combine coconut, milk and jaggery or sugar, mix well.
  • Cook it over medium flame, stir continuously till they are mixed properly.
  • Add cashews and pistachios and cook for about one minute.
  • Now add cardamom powder.
  • Let it cool, keep aside.
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Now add flour, ghee and salt, stir quickly so as to remove all lumps.
  • Cover with a lid for some time and cook.
  • Remove the lid and keep stirring.
  • Now remove the pan from the heat and transfer all the mixture on a flat plate.
  • Knead it to make soft dough.
  • It should be neither too sticky nor too dry.
  • Grease the palms of your hands properly and make a ball from the dough.
  • Flatten the dough to make a cup shape.
  • Put 3/4 tsp coconut filling into this cup.
  • Dip thumb and index finger in the oil and make 5-6 small pinches on the outside edges of the cup.
  • Bring them together on top and join to shape a peak.
  • Put modak on a pre greased plate.
  • Make rest of the modaks.
  • Now Steam them for about 15 minutes and serve with ghee.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size   1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560 Calories from Fat 272
% Daily Value'
Total Fat  30.5 85
Saturated Fat  18.5 88
Trans Fat  0  
Cholesterol  0 0
Sodium  60 0
Total Carbohydrate  67 19
Dietary Fiber   10 40
Sugars   33.5  
Protein   10
Vitamin A   0   * Vitamin C   0
Calcium   40 * Iron   1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs