Delicious and Healthy Modaks Recipe – Ganesh Chaturthi – Foodhall India

As we usher in the festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi, the entire market gets flooded with what is said to be his favourite sweet Modak.

Traditionally  Steamed Modaks were the really popular ones, but changing times led to innovation and served the path for new entrants such as Mawa Modak, Chocolate Modak and Kaju Modak are also in demand. The health and fitness freak also started looking for healthy options for Modaks. Catering to this want,
foodhall’s innovative kitchens share this DIY recipe for Healthy Modaks that can be easily made at homes and are fitness friendly.

We have attached the Recipe and the picture of the Health Modaks and the same can be attributed to Chef Swasti Aggarwal, Food Strategist Foodhall.

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Healthy Modaks – With no artificial sugar and rounded ingredients like coconut, dried fruit and nuts ad well as seeds these modaks give you complete nutrition of protein, fibre and some great antioxidants from the coconut and jaggery!


For the stuffing

  • Delicious and Healthy Modaks Recipe - Ganesh Chaturthi - Foodhall India1 cup grated coconut
  • 2/3 cup  grated jaggery
  • ½ cup Mixed Dry fruits (almonds, raisins, pistachio, cashews etc)
  • ¼ cup mixed seeds (sunflower seeds, melon seeds etc) finely chopped
  • 2 tsp pure ghee
  • A pinch of saffron, cardamom and nutmeg powder

For the cover

  • 1 cups rice flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1 cup water


For the stuffing

  • Heat ghee in a pan and add all the ingredients for the stuffing.
  • Cook till all moisture from jaggery begins to dry. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes for the mixture to dry on low flame. Stir every few minutes but do not overcook the mixture.

For the cover

  • Boil water, add 1 tsp of ghee and set aside.
  • Add a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of ghee to the flour and mix it thoroughly.
  • Add the dough to the boiling water. Lower heat. Mix well.
  • Cover the vessel keep it for 5 minutes on low flame to let the rice cook.
  • Knead the dough into a smooth paste while hot.

Making the Modaks

  • Apply pinch of oil/ghee on your palms and make small balls of the dough.
  • Flatten it to give it the shape of a katori. Press the edges of the katori-shaped dough with slight pressure at every 1 inch distance.
  • The edges of the katori will now look like the petals of the flower.
  • Put some stuffing in the katori and close the ends to give them a shape like fresh figs or momos.
  • Take a leaf of banana or a soft cloth like muslin, and apply bit oil/ghee on it and place it in the steamer pan.
  • Place all the modaks on the leaf or cloth and close the lid.
  • Steam it for 5 to 6 minutes and turn off the flame.
  • Your healthy modaks are ready to be served

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