Published under: Ganesh ChaturthiKozhukattai
A quintessential dish made during Ganesh Chaturthi.

Modak, a simple sweet or spicy dish is a quintessential aspect during the festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi. Modak or Kozhakattai. It is believed from time immemorial that Lord Ganesha is fond of this apart from his standard fare – laddu! This also begets him the name: Modakapriya (one how loves modak).

Also known as dumplings in English, have an outer shell made from Rice flour and a stuffing that can range from sweet to savoury and can be made from any ingredient of choice. Over time, the recipe for kozhukattai has undergone remarkable changes and having a wide variety of stuffing. The number of possible stuffings are only limited to one’s imagination.

Some of the most popular ones for Ganesh Chaturthi are: Chocolate Modak, Dried Fruits Modak, Fried Kozhukattai.


5 from 2 votes

Modak Recipe

A quintessential dish made during Ganesh Chaturthi.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Shaping and Stuffing30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: kozhukattai, Modak

Ingredients for Modak

  • 2 Cups Rice Flour
  • 1 Tsp Gingelly / Sesame oil
  • 2 Cups Coconut grated
  • 2 Cups Jaggery Powdered
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Salt as per taste

How to make Modak

  • Dry roast the coconut and remove
  • Dissolve the jaggery in 2 cups of water & strain it.
  • Heat the jaggery water and allow it to thicken. When it starts to thicken and gets sticky, add the roasted coconut.
  • Add cardamom powder and stir well.
  • Keep stirring. Once the liquid gets absorbed and it becomes thick, set it aside to cool.
  • Add 2 cups of hot water to the rice flour.
  • Add oil and salt. Stir well until mixed and free of lumps.
  • Shape this into small cups and add a spoonful of the coconut-jaggery filling. Wet the edges with water and seal it well.
  • Place this in the steamer for 15-20 minutes until cooked.
  • Serve.


Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.


akanksha November 11, 2010 - 2:36 am


nitin September 15, 2010 - 8:04 am

bappa morya

Nisha September 13, 2010 - 7:56 am

it doesnt have complete details.kindly improve

Pranali September 7, 2010 - 12:19 pm


priyanka October 13, 2009 - 3:23 am

the recipe really works,& the modak can by made by this procees very easyily……………..

asma momin September 7, 2009 - 6:18 pm

very easy & one of the best receipe in the world

rachana August 22, 2009 - 4:58 am

its excellent


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