11 Sep

Aviri Kudumulu.

Modak is a sweet dumpling made with rice flour. The stuffing is prepared with freshly grated coconut and jaggery. Both are cooked down along with few condiments till the mixture comes together. The mixture is then stuffed in rice flour dough to form modak.
Makes: around 8 Modak.


Rice Flour 1 Cup
Jaggery 3/4 Cup
Grated Coconut 1 Cup
Salt to taste
Ghee as required

Method of preparation:

Warm up the ghee and keep aside.

Heat a pan on medium heat, add jaggery and a splash of water.
Let all the jaggery start to melt, stir in grated coconut and cardamom powder.
Let the coconut jaggery mixture cook for few more mintues till the mixture feels sticky to the fingers.
Remove the mixture onto a bowl and let it cool completely.

Sieve the rice flour and keep aside.
Bring to boil a cup of water, add salt, a drop of ghee and rice flour.
Remove from heat and mix well with a spatula.
Let the rice flour dough cool a bit.
Knead the rice flour dough into smooth soft but non sticky dough.

Take a lemon sized portion of the rice flour dough and flatten it.
Flatten the edges a little more than the middle part.
Place the disk on palm of the hand and bring the fingers together to form the disk into a cup.
Make pleats more defined and fill the cup with coconut jaggery mixture.
Use ghee to grease the fingers if the rice flour tends to stick to them.
Bring the top part of cup together carefully and seal it.
Repeat the same with remaining rice flour dough.

Steam the prepared modak for 8 – 10 minutes depending on the size of the modak.
Modak looks shiny and little more transparent when cooked.
Let the modak cool a bit before serving with ghee.
Notes: Make sure to get the dough right.

Suggestions: If the rice flour sticks to the fingers, cook it for few more seconds to let evaporate the moisture a bit.
Variations: You can also add saffron, nutmeg or raisins to the coconut jaggery mixture.
Other Names: Modak, Ukadiche Modak, Modakulu, Aviri Kudumulu.

15 Responses to “Modak”

  1. vijaya murthi September 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    Most beautiful & simple to make recipe ! Moreover it has come at the right time ! Thanks !

  2. suma September 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    this is called as kolikatte in tamilnadu

  3. kanthi September 11, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    Looks yummy yum,chala oorinchelaga undhi mee recipe.

  4. Hari Chandana September 11, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    Wow.. Just awesome.. wonderful snap !!

  5. Deesha September 12, 2010 at 2:57 am #

    We made modak too but the fried ones .. looks yummy. Hope you had a great festival

  6. Rathnapriya September 12, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    Nice one

  7. latha September 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    Hi raji,
    happy vinayaka chavithi.

  8. arundati seri September 12, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    wish you happy vinayaka chavithi

  9. Sangeetha September 13, 2010 at 1:04 am #

    This Pic looks like momos… How did u make this shape.We make a similar one with different shape.

  10. ramamurthy karnati September 13, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    we prepared modak and found tasty. it is better not to add water to jaggary.

    it is fine. water is not necessary to add to jaggary. Moisture in coconut is sufficient. But it requires continuous stiring.

  11. Ramya September 13, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    eee mee vantakaaLU madhuramaina vidhaanaalato mee raataLU kalakaalam untaayani pettali meeru santakaaLU…

    we do not want to miss your recipes forever…

  12. Madhuri Phartade September 14, 2010 at 3:25 am #

    This recepee is very easy & The taste of modal is Apatim.

  13. Gunjan arora September 16, 2010 at 4:54 am #

    mujhe paneer pasand hai per testy or healdy paneer dishes chati hu kyu ki main over wait hu.

  14. vijaya murthi September 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    Sadly I did not understand a word of Ramya’s comment !

  15. jyoti October 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm #


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