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Steamed Modak Recipe

Steamed Modak is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • Rice flour - 2 cups
  • Water - 2 cups approx
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • For Filling:
  • Grated Coconut - 4 cups
  • Powdered Jaggery - 2 cups
  • Roasted Poppy Seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  • How to Make Steamed Modak:

    1. Boil the water with salt, sugar and oil.
    2. Add rice flour and cook on a slow flame till it forms a soft lump.
    3. Cool slightly and knead with greased hand till smooth.
    4. For filling:
    5. Cook coconut and jaggery, stirring continuously, over a low flame till the jaggery melts and the paste thickens.
    6. Add poppy seeds and cardamom powder.
    7. To make the modak:
    8. Take a lime sized ball of the dough on your left palm.
    9. Flatten into the size of a small poori, with the edges thinner than the centre.
    10. Place a little filling in the centre and gather the edges and bring them up to enclose the filling, making a conical shape.
    11. Steam all the modaks for 15 mins.


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