How to make Dates and Anjeer Modak -

Modaks made with dried fruits and nuts

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Dates (खजूर), Dried figs (सूखी अंजीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

For more recipes related to Dates and Anjeer Modak checkout Khajurachi Wadi, Khajoori Farhali Laddoo, Date And Anjeer Baked Karanji, Dry Fruit Laddoo . You can also find more Mithais recipes like Rose Sandesh Thandai Phirni Fried Modak -SK Khazana Multiflour Laddoo

Dates and Anjeer Modak

Dates and Anjeer Modak Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Dates and Anjeer Modak Recipe

  • Dates chopped 1 cup

  • Dried figs chopped 3/4 cup

  • Pistachios 2 tablespoons

  • Raisins 2 tablespoons

  • Almonds 1/4 cup

  • Dried coconut ( khopra) grated 2 tablespoons

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Put pistachios, raisins and almonds in a food processor and process to a coarse powder. Add dried coconut, poppy seeds and green cardamom powder and process to a coarse paste.

Step 2

Transfer the coarse paste into a large bowl and mix. Take a portion of the mixture and stuff into a modak mould, gently press and demould. *

Step 3

Arrange the dates and anjeer modaks on a serving plate and serve.

website of the year 2013
website of the year 2014
website of the year 2016
MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.