Steamed Modak

Steamed Modak

Steamed Modak, a traditional Indian sweet, comes with a host of advantages that make it a delightful and healthier alternative to its fried counterpart. Firstly, the steaming process retains the nutritional integrity of the ingredients. The outer covering, typically made from rice flour or wheat flour, remains light and fluffy without the addition of excess oil, making it a low-fat option. The filling, often consisting of jaggery, coconut, and other wholesome ingredients, provides natural sweetness without the need for refined sugars.

Secondly, steaming preserves the natural flavors and textures of the ingredients, resulting in a Modak that is not only delicious but also showcases the authentic taste of the chosen fillings. The use of coconut in the filling adds a delightful nuttiness while jaggery contributes a rich, caramel-like sweetness. These natural flavors shine through without the interference of excessive oil or deep-frying, offering a pure and wholesome culinary experience.

Moreover, Steamed Modak aligns well with dietary preferences such as veganism, as it typically excludes dairy ingredients. The use of plant-based alternatives in the filling and the steamed preparation method make it a versatile and inclusive sweet that can be enjoyed by a broader range of individuals. The simplicity and health-conscious approach of Steamed Modak make it a popular choice during festive occasions, providing a guilt-free indulgence that celebrates tradition and well-being.

Steamed Modak

Steamed Modak

Steamed Modak is one of the favorite sweets of Ganesh ji and most people make this Modak at home during Ganesh Festival.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 pieces
Calories 60 kcal


  • 2 Pan
  • 1 Measuring Cups
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 Modak Mould
  • 1 Double Boiler


  • 2 cup Grated fresh Coconut
  • 1 cup Grated Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • cup Water
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 5 tsp Ghee
  • 1 cup Rice Flour


  • Take a Pan, Add Coconut and Jaggery. Put on the flame for heat and keep mixing them.
  • After both of them are mixed well, add cardamom powder and keep mixing on medium flame until consistency of mixture is achieved. Mixture looks dry.
  • Transfer the contents to another bowl.
  • Take a pan and boil water. Add salt and Ghee. Mix until ghee gets melts.
  • Lower the flame and Add Rice Flour. Mix them thoroughly to form a perfect batter. Turn off the flame and close it with a lid for 10 Mins.
  • Transfer the contents to a plate and mash with hands until it gets soft. Add small amount of water as required.
  • Take a Modak Mould and apply ghee to its inner surface. fill the inner surface with Rice batter then add Sweet Stuffing and again fill with Rice batter.
  • Remove the Modak from the mould and follow the same to prepare modaks from rest of the batter and stuffing.
  • Put all the Modak's in double boiler and let them steam for 10 Mins. remove them and pour small amount of ghee on them and serve.



The Modak's can be served hot as well as in room temperature. Best to consume in a day. 
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