Modak Recipe: Sugar-Free Modaks For Ganesh Chaturthi

Sanya Singh

Sanya Singh
Aug 2022

2 min read
modak recipe

Cooking Time

55 minutes

Total Time

1 Hour

  • Grated Coconut - 2 Cups
  • Dates - 1 Cup
  • Rice Flour - 1/2 Cup
  • Ragi Flour - 1/2 Cup
  • Seeds Mixture - 1/8 tsp
  • Cardamoms - 1/2 Tsp
  • Salt - 1 Pinch
  • Ghee - 2 Tsp
  • Water - 1 Cup
  • Ganpati Bappa Morya!! Let us celebrate this Ganesh Chaturthi with a healthy twist but with the same love and fun. Celebrate this festival season with healthy and sugar-free Modaks. So, diabetic people, be happy and enjoy modaks without any worry. This modak recipe is packed with several nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for your body. Let us go through its method and cook with all warmth and tenderness.


    • Firstly, in a heated pan, add ghee and along with it add deseeded dates and grated coconut.
    • Secondly, saute the ingredients properly until the dates mash properly and the mixture turns thick.
    • Thirdly, add cardamon powder, and seed mixture and allow it to cool.
    • Now, in another pan, boil water adding salt and ghee.
    • Then on a low flame, add rice flour and ragi flour giving a good mix, and turn off the flame.
    • Cover the pan, set it aside, and let the temperature cool.
    • Make a crack-free dough while it is slightly hot and make 11 equal-sized balls.
    • Greece the mold and set the dough ball to it. Close it to give it a proper shape.
    • After that, with the help of your fingers spread the dough and do the filling of coconut batter and remove the mold. Repeat this same for other dough balls as well.
    • On a medium flame bring water to boil in a steamer and grease well placing modaks into it.
    • Add some saffron over modaks before steaming and then allow it to steam for 10 minutes.
    • Finally, turn off the flame and allow it to set for a while. Your Modaks are ready.
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    • You can also add poppy seeds, if available in the market.
    • You can add dates powder or stevia for natural sweetener or both in the same quantity.
    • Make sure you don’t overcook the mixture as it might get hard.
    • Also, in a steamer, you also spread a muslin cloth.
    • Before making dough, you can sprinkle some drops of water if you feel the dough is dry.
    • Keep the modaks covered with a help of a damp cloth before you steam them.

    Benefits Of Modak Recipe

    • Firstly, cardamom has antioxidant and diuretic properties that help lower blood pressure.
    • Ragi is high in fiber, which keeps you full for a longer period, aiding in weight loss.
    • A mixture of seeds contains several vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that further help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure.
    • Ghee prevents gut inflammation and supports heart health as it is rich in vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, and conjugated linoleic acid.
    • Dates being rich in fiber helps prevent constipation and control blood sugar.

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    How To Make Dates Powder For Modak Recipe?

    Dates powder is easy and a healthy substitute for sugar.


    • Take some dates and wash them properly.
    • Deseed them and blend well. Your dates powder is ready.

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