Vegan ukadiche modak Recipe | Delicious steamed modak

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Vegan Ukadiche Modak Recipe

Ukadiche Modak is a popular Maharashtrian sweet that is made during the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. These steamed dumplings are made with a filling of jaggery and grated coconut, flavored with cardamom, and wrapped in a soft and silky dough made with rice flour. Ukadiche Modak is a favorite among both children and adults and is a must-try for anyone who loves traditional Indian sweets.

This Recipe is free from :

  • Wheat
  • Peanuts
  • tree nuts
  • dairy
  • casein
  • soy
  • egg
  • sesame
  • fish
  • shellfish

Ingredients: For vegan ukadiche modak Recipe

Covering –

  1. rice flour – 3 cups
  2. water – 3 cups
  3. salt – pinch
  4. vegetable oil – 1 tsp

Stuffing –

  1. freshly grated coconut – 3 cups
  2. Jaggery – grated – 1 and a half cup
  3. sugar – 1/2 cup
  4. cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  5. nutmeg powder – 1 tsp

How to Make Homemade vegan ukadiche modak Recipe Step-by-Step Instructions

Stuffing –

  1.  Mix the coconut , jaggery , sugar and mix well. Cook the mixture on medium flame till starts leaving the sides dry.
  2.  Add cardamom powder , nutmeg powder and mix well.


  1.  Bring water to boil. add salt and vegetable oil to it.
  2.  Slowly add the rice flour and mix well. Make sure there are no lumps.
  3.  Switch of the gas and cover the mixture. Let it rest for 3-4 minutes.
  4.  While the mixture is still hot, knead it to a soft dough. Make 21 lemon size balls and keep them aside. Cover the balls till you make all of it.

Modak –

  1. Take a modak mould. Grease the inner portion of mould with vegetable oil.
  2.  Put one dough ball inside the mould.
  3.  Using your fingers just spread the dough on the walls of the mould. Make sure the dough is spread evenly. Take off the extra.
  4.  Take a portion of stuffing and fill in inside the mould.
  5.  Seal the mould with remaining dough. Carefully open the mould. Modak is ready.
  6.  Make remaining modak using the same steps.
  7.  In a pan fill water for about an inch.
  8.  Place a steamer insert . Grease the insert from inside with vegetable oil.
  9.  Place all the modaks on the insert.
  10.  Place a lid on the insert and steam the modaks for 12-15 minutes.
  11.  Remove carefully and serve hot.

Ukadiche Modak is a delectable and beloved Indian sweet that is a must-try during the festive season. The combination of jaggery, coconut, and cardamom makes for a rich and flavorful filling that is wrapped in a soft and silky dough, making for a perfectly balanced and delicious dessert. Although the process of making these dumplings can be a bit time-consuming, the end result is worth the effort. So, why not try making Ukadiche Modak at home and enjoy the rich and traditional flavors of this beloved Indian sweet with your family and loved ones.