Due to various circumstances, we will not be able to witness the carnivalesque yatra on the street or the vast celebration of Bappa’s arrival this year too. However, the 11-day long festival of the Vinayaka wouldn’t lack any fun, festivity, and of course, delicious modak recipes! 

This festival is not complete without the toothsome taste of Modak topped with a drizzle of ghee and dry fruits.

In South India, modak is a famous sweet dish and has different names in different regions like Kozhakattai in Tamil, Modhaka in Kannada, and Kudumu in Telugu. 

New Modak Recipes: Unique Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes

Since the lockdown, cooking has become one of the most favorite hobbies of people. Most of us have become master chefs of our kitchen. So, let’s put our culinary skills to taste and try out exciting modak recipes. 

Traditionally, Lord Ganesha is offered 21 modaks as bhog and served as prasad. Hence, we have kept the serving 21 for all the Modak recipes. So, we bring some of the most delicious and savory modak recipes. 

These Ganesh Chaturthi recipes contain various modaks, from the traditional and classic ones to the easy and instant modak recipes.  

  • Ukadiche Modak 
  • Chocolate Modak 
  • Mango Modak 
  • Quick Mawa Modak 

Ukadiche Modak 

The traditional and one of the most delicious varieties of modak is the ukadiche modak. Ukadiche modak translates to steamed modak. The outer coating will be smooth courtesy of the rice flour, while the inside is filled with infusing flavors of coconut, jaggery, and cardamom.

Ukadiche Modak
Ukadiche Modak

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Cooking Time: 30 minutes 

Servings: 21 modaks 


For the Dough

  • Two cups of rice flour
  • Water, as required 
  • One tablespoon of oil
  • One teaspoon of ghee for kneading and greasing 

For the Filling 

  • 1¼ cups grated jaggery
  • 2 cups freshly grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder

Method to Prepare

For the Dough 

  • First, boil one ¾ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan. 
  • Now, place the rice flour in a bowl and add boiled water gradually. 
  • With a spoon, mix it well and knead it into a soft and smooth dough with the help of your palms. Drizzle a little oil. 
  • Now, cover the dough with plastic wrap and set it aside for 10 minutes. 

For the Filling 

  • Take a deep non-stick pan and heat it. Now, add jaggery and cook it on slow heat until the jaggery melts. Ensure that you stir it continuously.
  • Now, throw in the coconut, poppy seeds, and cardamom powder. Stir it and mix it well. 
  • Cook this mixture on slow heat until all the moisture evaporates and the mixture is thick. Keep it aside and let it cool slightly.
  • Now, divide the filling into equal portions and keep them aside. 

For the Assembly 

  • Begin the assembly by kneading the dough using ½ tsp of ghee and keep aside.
  • Now, take a modak mold and grease it with very little ghee and close it.
  • Then, take a portion of the dough and press it into the cavity of the modak mold. 
  • Seal the filling with the help of spreading a small amount of the dough at the base of the mold. 
  • Demould the modak from the modak mold.
  • Repeat this process for the remaining modaks.
  • Place a steamer plate into a steamer and place a banana leaf on it. 
  • Moisten all the modaks with little water. 
  • Place the modaks in the steamer and steam on medium heat for 12 minutes. 
  • Serve warm to the Gajanana, and enjoy! 

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Chocolate Modak 

This variant of modak is prepared from only three ingredients, namely chocolate, khoya, and sugar. Make these modaks in less than 30 minutes and surprise DevBappa with something unique and delicious! 

Chocolate Modak
Chocolate Modak

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 2 minutes 

Cooking Time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 21 Modaks


For Filling

  • 4 cups grated or chopped khoya 
  • 1.5 cup chocolate chips – milk, sweet, or semi-sweet
  • Seven tablespoons sugar 
  • 0.5 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Ghee, for greasing the molds

Method to Prepare

  • Begin with greasing the modak molds with a bit of ghee and set them aside. 
  • Now, take a pan and heat it on low heat. Meanwhile, add in the grated khoya. 
  • Stir it on low heat for one minute. You will see the khoya melting in a short time. 
  • As soon as khoya is melting, add in sugar and stir for another minute. 
  • Add in chocolate chips. You will see them melting; keep going on low flame. 
  • Once the mixture is thick, sprinkle the cardamom powder. 
  • Keep the heat down and stir it till the mixture starts leaving the edges. 
  • Rapidly, transfer the mixture into a bowl. Let the mixture cool. 
  • Once it is cool, make small balls from them. 
  • Now, place the small ball into the modak mold. Press it. 
  • Then, gently unmold the modak and repeat the process with the remaining mixture.
  • Place the prepared modaks over a greased plate. 
  • Garnish them with rose petals and some finely chopped pistachios. 
  • Serve these modaks to Ekdanta, and enjoy! 

Mango Modak

Another delicious variation of modak – Mango Modak Recipe is made using khoya as its base. All you need is Khoya, mango pulp, sugar, and cardamom powder to make these modaks! They are rich, delicious, and have melted in mouth consistency with a lovely after-taste of mangoes.

Mango Modak
Mango Modak

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Cooking Time: 25 minutes 

Servings: 21 modaks 


  • 5 cups grated or crumbled khoya
  • 1.5 cups sugar or add as required
  • 2.5 cups pureed medium-sized mangoes 
  • One teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Five generous pinch saffron strands – optional
  • Five teaspoons ghee or oil, or as required for greasing the molds

Method to Prepare

  • Start with rinsing and peeling the mangoes. Then chop them. 
  • Add them into the blender and pulse until you have a smooth pulp.
  • Grate khoya and set aside. 
  • Finally, grease the modak molds with a bit of ghee and keep them aside. 

Making Mango Modak Mixture

  • Now, to make the mango mixture, take a pan and heat a cup of grated khoya.
  • Keep the heat low and stir it for around 2 minutes until khoya melts. 
  • Now, throw in ¼ cup of sugar in the khoya mixture. 
  • Keep stirring the mixture for approximately 2 minutes till the sugar dissolves and you get a molten consistency. 
  • Now, add the mango puree into the pan and give it a good stir. 
  • Keep it stirring for 8 minutes on low to medium heat till the mixture is thick. 
  • Now, add a pinch of saffron strands with ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder. 
  • Soon, you will notice the color and texture of the modak changing. 
  • Keep it stirring on low heat till the mixture starts leaving the edges. Ensure that you do not overcook it.
  • Instantly, switch off the gas and transfer the prepared mixture to another bowl. 
  • Let it cool for a few minutes. 

Making Mango Modak

  • Once it is cool enough, make small balls from the mixture. 
  • Place these balls into the already greased modak mold and press gently. 
  • Carefully unmould the modaks and repeat the process for the rest of the mix. 
  • Serve them to Vighnaharta and Enjoy! 

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Quick Mawa Modak 

These tasty modaks are made with minimal ingredients. You can make these Prashad in less than 30 minutes. All you have to do is to gather three ingredients, and boom! Your modaks are ready to make your Ganesh Chaturti sweet and delicious! 

Quick Mawa Modak
Quick Mawa Modak

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Quick Stats

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cooking Time: 15 minutes 

servings: 21 modaks 


  • 1.5 cups grated khoya
  • 1 cup sugar or add as per taste
  • One teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2.5 teaspoon ghee/oil for greasing the modak molds

Method to Prepare

  • First of all, grease the modak molds with ghee and set them aside. 
  • Now, grate the khoya and heat a pan. Keep the flame on low flame and add 1 ½ cups of grated khoya. 
  • Stir the khoya for one minute on low heat. As soon as you see the khoya melting, add half a cup of sugar in the melted khoya and stir for another minute.
  • Soon the mawa mixture will start releasing fat. Once the mixture starts bubbling, then sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder.
  • The mixture will start thickening. Continuously keep stirring on a low flame until the mixture starts leaving the edges of the pan.
  • Immediately transfer the mixture to another bowl. Allow the mixture to cool.
  • Knead the dough gently while it is still warm. Make small balls from them while they are still warm.
  • Place a small ball in the modak mold. Gently press the mawa ball so that it takes the shape of the mold.
  • Now, carefully unmould the modak and repeat the process with the remaining mixture. 
  • Place the modaks over a greased plate.
  • Offer mawa modaks to Vinayaka and Enjoy! 

Final Words 

These modak recipes are best Ganesh Chaturthi recipes as it rings the bells for the exciting 11 days of Lambodara’s stay in our homes! Try these Delicious Modaks at Ganesh Festival and keep Modakpriya happy!