This year Ganesh chaturthi starts on 13th August 2018 and will lasts for 10 days.
During this festival, people worship the Lord Ganesha and prepare few sweets and savories to offer to god as a prasad. Among these food, modak is Lord Ganesha’s most favorite.
So here I have compiled the list of 10 different modak recipes.
Modak is also known as modakam, kudumu, kudubu or kozhakkattai in other languages.
10 Modak recipes
1. Traditional modak recipe (Ukadiche or steamed modak)
The outer layer is made from rice flour and stuffing is made from jaggery and coconut. Once shaped, they are steamed and ghee is drizzled over them before serving.
2. Fried modak
The outer layer is made from all purpose flour aka maida and the stuffing is made from jaggery and fresh coconut. Once shaped, they are deep fried into hot oil.
3. Semolina modak
The outer layer is made from sooji and milk, the stuffing is made from coconut and jaggery. Shape using moulds and stuff with stuffing, they are ready. No further cooking required.
4. Chocolate modak
A fusion version of modak made from semi sweet chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and biscuit crumbs.
5. Modak peda
Popular kesar peda mixture shaped into modak form using moulds. It is made from khoya, sugar and saffron.
6. Chocolate coated Coconut modak
No-cook, instant version made from dry coconut and sweetened condensed milk. Once shaped they are dipped into melted chocolate.
7. Dry fruits modak
Healthy version made without any sugar or jaggery. The sweetness comes from dates.
8. Mawa modak
The outer layer is made from khoya and sugar, the stuffing is made from figs, dates and nuts.
9. Malai modak (Paneer modak)
Made with two ingredients only paneer and sweetened condensed milk. It is flavored with saffron
10. Til modak
This one is also made with two ingredients only, sesame seeds and jaggery.
Wishing you Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.