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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Modak | Mothagam | Modakam

Modakas are Ganesha's Favourite. This is one essential prasadam on Ganesh Chathurti. Not only on a festival, you can enjoy it on any day. It is very soft and tasty that kids would love it.


1 cup Rice flour (ready made or homemade)
2 tsp Oil
Salt to taste
Water as required

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  • Heat water along with oil. Let it boil and bubble for about 1 minute.
  • In the mean time, put the rice flour in a big bowl. Add salt. Mix well.
  • Make a well in between and pour the hot boiling water, little by little.
  • With the help of a spatula, mix the rice flour till you find that the entire mixture has become crumbly.
  • When the mixture is still warm, use your hands and knead gently into a smooth dough. 
  • If you feel that the water is less, add little more (make sure that it is hot water).
  • Keep this covered until use.
  • Now you can put the filling. 
  • Make small balls from the dough. Also make small balls from the filling. Keep aside.
  • Spread little oil between your palms. Take a small dough ball, rub it in your palms and gently press it with your fingers to spread it into a thin small disc.
  • Place the disc in your left palm, place a stuffing ball in the middle and gently bring all the sides together to form the shape of a modak.
  • Do the same procedure with the rest of the dough.
  • Place them in a steamer and steam them till done.
  • Serve.


  1. The water should be very hot and nicely boiled, when you add it to the rice flour. This will help in cooking the flour a bit and you will be able to knead the dough with out sticking it to your hand.
  2. Always cover the dough, as it will dry out if not covered.
  3. When the modakas are done, it will become shiny and colour will be changed slightly.
  4. If you overcook the modakas, it will become rubbery and it will break.

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    2. Lovely!!! Ganeshji would have grabbed a plate n enjoyed all modaks, I'm sure :)

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