Happy Ganesh Chaturti to everyone. Modaks are normally made to offer as prasad to Ganesha.

Ingredients (Makes 8)

1/2 cup maida
a pinch salt
2 tsp oil
water to knead dough

125 gms dry coconut
94 gm jaggery, Gur
6 cashews
6 Almonds
15 - 20 raisins
1/2 tsp cardamom powder


  1. Make a stiff dough using maida, salt, oil and water. Cover and keep aside for 1/2 hour.
  2. Roast the almonds and cashews. Chop and keep aside.
  3. Heat the coconut and jaggery together. Once the jaggery melts and the color is uniform, remove from heat.
  4. Mix the cashews, almonds, raisins and cardamom. Keep aside to cool.
  5. Make a lime size ball of the dough. Roll it to a small circle. It should rolled really thin.
  6. Place 1 tbsp of the filling in the center.
  7. Rub some water on the edges of the rolled dough.
  8. Fold from one side to cover the filling and form a semi circle. Press the edges well.
  9. Using a fork press along the edge to get a nice design and helps in sealing.
  10. Deep fry them on medium heat till golden brown.
  11. Cool and store in air tight container.

This is my contribution to the Sweet Series - Deep fried or steam cooked sweets hosted by Mythreyee of Paajaka Recipes.

This also goes to Purva's Festive Food - Ganesh Chaturti event


Bhawana said...

This is literally tempting me to make it. Perfect look :). I am going to make this now.

Vaishali said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi, Medha. Modaks are one of my favorites. These look beautiful.

Uma said...

Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi Medhaa! Thanks for the delicious modak recipe.

anudivya said...

Happy Ganesh chaturthi! :)
Those look puffed up and nice

Cham said...

Happy Ganesha Chadurthi :) Lovely modak

Anonymous said...

This looks gr8 medha,but i have one confusion,in my knowledge,modaks are cone shaped or potli shaped Peda,these are sort of gujiya isnt it?
I am unaware of the lingo i guess
Anyways enjoyed the recipe and would try to squeeze out some time to make these lovely prasad offerings ,since there is Ganpati all around here,and have to visit so many of them in next few days!

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ST said...

Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi dear:))Lovely Modak ........

Indian Khana said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi dear....Modak looking yummy..

Illatharasi said...

We call this as "Somas"... had this long time before... Pic is tempting:)

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Illatharasi said...

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Purva Desai said...

Medhaa, wishing you Happy Ganesh Chaturthi and Gauri Ganpati...
Modak looks really tempting, will try your version of frying them.
Thank you for delicious entry

Anonymous said...

Deep fried modaks! Now what could be more tempting

Dibs said...

hello, came here from Bhawana's looking for paneer recipes. You have a a very pretty blog, and thanks for the nice collection of sindhi recipes!

VG said...

Hi, I am VG from Australia. This looks's like a 'sweet' version of a curry puff. Thanks for sharing.

Sukanya Yogesh said...

The modaks look yummy, like Karanjis made in Maharashtra

Nidhi said...

Surprissingly we refer to these as Gujiya in North, Karanji in Maharashtra n Nevhri in Goa. But as they say whats in the name...I love them whatever they may be called :)

Pallavi said...

This is so nice.. !! Will try sometime.. In A.P we make something similar to this one..

I hope you are making something wonderful for the "Yummy Festival Feast - Diwali" too. .!!

P.S - Nice pic in profile.

Krishna said...

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