Simple Modak Recipe

Its time to please the pot-bellied lord and what best to serve than Modaks. Here are my 2.00 am recepies for Besan and Chocolate Modaks.


Besan Modak – For about 25 – 30 modaks


1. Besan – 1/2 kg

2. Ghee – 350 gms

3. Coarsly ground sugar – 1/4 kg

4. Ground Cardamom – 1 tbsp

5. Ground Pistachio – 1 tbsp

6. Ground Almonds – 1 tbsp

7. Modak molds



1. Heat ghee in a wok

2. Add besan and saute it on low flame till it turns light brown

3. Remove from heat, transfer it to a cool utensil and let it cool a little

4. Add cardamom, pistachio, almonds and sugar. Mix well

5. Grease the molds

6. Fill the molds with batter and put it in the fridge for 1/2 – 1 hour

7. Remove gently and serve 🙂


1. Saute the besan in low flame ONLY. It will take a lot of time but do not increase the flame as it will becoe brown but not roast properly.

2. While doing this if your mixture looks liquidy, do not worry. It will cool down and become good for you to mold.

3. Use coarse besan rather than the fine besan we get in super markets

4. If the mixture is dry while roasting, you can add more ghee


Chocolate Modaks – 30 – 35 Modaks


1. Khoya – 750 gms

2. Coco Powder – 4 tbsp

3. Icing Sugar – 1 cup

4. Milk Powder – 1.5 cup

5. Ground Almonds – 3 tbsp

6. Molds


1. Add khoya, milk powder and coco powder and almonds in a wok

2. Cook the mixture while stirring continuously

3. Once the khoya is cooked remove from heat

4. Add icing sugar and mix well

5. Let it cool a little but not too much

6. Grease molds and fill them with batter

7. Place your molds in the fridge for 1/2 to 1 hours

8. Remove from molds very lightly and serve


1. Do not let the better cool too much before you start making your modaks

2. If you feel the batter has cooled, then heat it before starting the process of molding

3. If the batter after cooling is a little dry, you can cook some khoya separately and add to it. But ensure that it is properly cooked


So here are the two recipes that I used to make the modaks for my Ganapati Carnival. If I can do it, anyone can…trust me! Happy Ganesh Chturthi to you all!


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