How to make Fried Modak -SK Khazana -

Crisp on the outside and soft and a little stick inside, these modaks are a delight to serve

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Ghee (घी), Fresh coconut (ताज़ा नारियल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Mithais

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Fried Modak -SK Khazana

Fried Modak -SK Khazana Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Fried Modak -SK Khazana Recipe

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1 1/2 cups

  • Jaggery chopped 3/4 cup

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus) 1 tablespoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt 2 pinches

  • Whole wheat flour 1/2 cup

  • Refined flour 1/2 cup

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a non-stick pan, add coconut, jaggery and cook till jaggery melts and the mixture is thick. Add poppy seeds, green cardamom powder and 1 pinch of salt and mix well. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and set aside to cool.

Step 2

To make the dough take whole wheat flour, refined flour, 1 pinch of salt and 1 tbsp ghee in a mixing bowl and mix well. Add sufficient water and knead to stiff dough. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Divide the dough into equal portions. Flatten each portion slightly and roll out to thin roundels. Place a portion of the coconut mixture in centre of each roundels, pleat the edges and bring them together and pinch to give it a modak shape.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, slide in the modaks, a few at a time, and deep fry on medium heat till golden brown. Drain on an absorbent paper.

Step 5

Arrange on a serving plate and serve or store in an airtight container.

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