Sweet dish

Steamed Modak Recipe / Ukadiche Modak / Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai

September 07, 2016 Motions and Emotions 11 Comments

Modak or Modakam is offered to Lord Ganesh during Ganesh Chaturthi. Modak is steamed rice flour dumplings stuffed with either sweet or savoury filling. Traditionally, modak is stuffed with coconut & jaggery filling and it is known as thengai poorna kozhukattai.

We started the celebrations of festivals with Ganesh Chaturthi. In our locality lot of pandals have been prepared to worship Ganesh Idols. In the evening we visited various pandals and prayed for good health and prosperity! Our daughter had real fun and she was counting the idols and telling everyone that she visited 'n' numbers of Ganesh Pandals.

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi I prepared modak filled with coconut and jaggery and offered Lord Ganesha as prasadam.

Steamed Modak Recipe / Ukadiche Modak / Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai

For Stuffing
Coconut - 1 cup, scrapped
Jaggery - 1/2 cup, powdered

For Outer Cover

Rice Flour - 11/4 cup
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Warm Water - as required
Oil - 1 tablespoon


1. For stuffing preparation, take 1 cup water in a pan and add powdered jaggery into it. Keep on stirring and heat up until it is thick.

2. Next add scrapped coconut into jaggery and mix well. Keep on stirring until the mixture is thick and coconut is properly mixed with jaggery. Switch off the gas when the mixture is no more watery in nature. Allow it to cool.

3. Take rice flour in a plate and add salt to it. Now slowly add warm water ( little hot) into the rice flour and prepare a smooth dough. Cover the dough with a damp cloth

4. Take a modak mould and grease the inside walls with oil. Now take small lemon size ball from dough and spread in one side wall. Repeat the same process for the other wall. Next close the mould and remove the extra dough coming outside the mould.

5. Take a small spoonful stuffing and put inside from the backside of the mould and seal it using dough.

6. Now slowly remove the mould and keep the modak in a plate. Similarly prepare other modaks.

7. Take a steamer and boil water in the down and keep the modak on the top perforated plate and cover with lid. Steam for 10 to 15 minutes.


  1. Daruun dekhte hoyeche. .abare r banani

  2. I love kozhukattai with the simple filling of jaggery and coconut. Truly a dish that no state in India can call its own because almost every state makes this on different ocassions

  3. The moulds are so convenient. Lovely modaks!

  4. Delicious. Offered to god for the blessing we need, and then tucking in. Yum.

  5. Looks so perfcet and delicious :-)

  6. Delicious & my favourite ganesh festival dessert..........love it.

  7. Wow! These modaks look so perfect. Hope you had a wonderful Ganesh Chaturthi! :)


  8. So beautifully done Modak n an overall lovely post...


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