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2 interesting modak recipes you must try this Ganesh Chaturthi

Aug 21, 2020


It’s time to bring Ganpati Bappa home with fanfare! Lord Ganesha is considered to be the God of wisdom, success and prosperity. And with our benevolent god home, how can anyone resist the scrumptious mouth-watering modaks? This Chaturthi, try these two fusion Modak recipes at home for your family and friends, and enjoy with your loved ones!

Dal Modak:

For filling For dough For garnishing
  Split black gram, soaked – 1 cup     Rice flour – 2 cups     Rose petals, chopped – 4-5  
Milk – ¼ cup Milk – ¼ cup
Curry leaves – 10
Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
Salt – As per taste
Asafoetida - Pinch
Black pepper, crushed – 1 tsp


Step 1: Grind split black gram with water to a smooth paste in a mixer. For a hassle-free grinding experience, you can buy Bajaj Ivora Crimson Red 800 watts Mixer Grinder or visit for more options.  

Step 2: Add milk in a heated pan along with curry leaves, mustard seeds, grinded split black gram, water, salt, black pepper, asafoetida and red chilli powder. Stir properly to combine and form a mixture.

Step 3: Take a separate bowl and mix rice flour, hot water and milk and knead a dough. Allow it to rest for 5 mins. You can use a Food Processor for kneading purposes. You can buy Bajaj FX-1000, 1000-Watt Food Processor (Silver) or visit our official online store for more options. 

Step 4: Divide the dough into equal portions and shape into balls. Press them slightly and roll out into small circles. It is advisable to keep the edges thinner than the centre for a better taste.

Step 5: Fill it with the prepared mixture and carefully seal the edges. The final shape should appear like a Dimsum. 

Step 6: Cook the modaks in a steamer. Alternatively, you can also cook modaks in an electric rice cooker. Bajaj rice cookers promise great quality and blend both style and stability at an affordable rate. You can buy Bajaj RCX 1.8 Duo Double Bowl Multifunction Rice Cooker for a good steaming experience. 

Step 7: Garnish the Dal Modaks with rose petals.

Chocolate and Cranberry Modak:

This Ganapati festival, relish this modern chocolaty version of our traditional and popular sweet Modak. With cranberries added to it, the taste is unpredictable and delicious.

Khoya – 1 cup
Coco powder – 1 tbsp
Dark chocolate, chopped – ¼ cup
Ghee – 1 tsp
Milk powder – 5-6 tbsp
Cranberries, chopped -- 3-4 tbsp


Step 1: Take a deep bottomed wok, add khoya and cook on a low flame until the khoya starts melting.

Step 2: Add cocoa powder and chopped chocolate and mix properly. After a few minutes, the entire mixture will become gooey. Keep stirring and cook in low flame. 

Step 3: Add ghee in the mixture and stir to combine. Once the mixture becomes thick, it will start to leave the sides of the pan. Keep stirring on a low flame.

Step 4: After a few minutes, the mixture will become less sticky and come together as a mass. Set aside and allow it to cool down.

Step 5: After cooling for 10-20 mins, the mixture will become thick. Add the chopped cranberries and milk powder and combine properly with the chocolate mixture. 

Step 6: Grease the Modak mould well with ghee. 

Step 7: Divide the gooey dough into small lemon sized balls and fill the mould. To give it a proper shape, you can either push it from the bottom hole or stuff both the sides and press gently.

Step 8: Remove the extra filling and carefully open and demould. Repeat the same process with the remaining mixture.

Your chocolate cranberry modaks are now ready! 

Tip: Instead of cranberry, you can also use blueberry. 

Wishing you all a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! 


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