The popular offering for Lord Ganesha  is Modak Laddu. It is believed that Ganpati puja is incomplete without Modak as these are considered to be Ganesha’s favorite sweet. Modaks are generally prepared on the 1st day of the festival.


For the Cover:

  •       1 cup rice flour
  •       1 tsp. ghee
  •       1 cup water
  •       1/2 tsp oil
  •       A pinch of salt

For the Filling:
  •       2 cups shredded fresh coconut
  •       1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
  •       1 tsp. roasted poppy seeds
  •       1 tsp. rice flour
  •       1 cup jaggery (Gur) or Sugar



Always prepare the filling first then the cover.

    ladooFor the Filling:

  • For preparing filling, combine coconut and jaggery together and cook on medium heat. Stir continuously to mix properly.

  • Add 1 teaspoon rice flour (sieved), cardamom powder and roasted poppy seeds to it and let it be on flame for few minutes. Then remove from flame and allow it to cool .The filling is ready now.

For the Cover:
  • Take1 cup of boiled water and add ghee, salt and oil.


  • Just after the 1st step immediately add sieved rice flour and stir quickly to prevent lumps. Cook for few minutes with a lid then remove the lid & stir continuously then cover again. Care should be taken while stirring as dough should be neither too sticky nor too dry.


  • Switch off the flame and Take off all the mixture on a flat plate. Knead it thoroughly while hot for making soft dough.


  • Divide this dough into small balls.


For modaks:

  • Prepare modaks when the dough is slightly warm.


  • After properly greasing palms with ghee/ oil, take small amount of dough and flatten the dough to form a cup shape now, fill this cup with 3/4th teaspoon coconut filling. Make 5-6 small pinches by using thumb and index finger on the external edges of cup. Bring them together on top and join to form a peak. Now the modak is all set, looks like a garlic pod.


  • Like this, prepare all modaks. Spread a damp cloth onto a flat round sifter and arrange all the modaks onto it. Place the sifter in a steamer and cover. Steam for about 15 minutes. Pressure cooker without whistle can also be used in place of steamer.


  • Serve with ghee.

मोदक बनाने की विधि हिंदी में पढ़ें और वीडियो में समझें, यहां क्लिक करें

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