How To Make A Delicious Ragi And Fig Modak Recipe

Ayesha Ajit Ghadigaonkar

Ayesha Ajit Ghadigaonkar
Sep 2023

2 min read
Ragi And Fig Modak

Cooking Time

15 - 20 Minutes

  • Dried figs - 1 cup (chopped)
  • Chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios) - 1/4 cup
  • Coconut - 1/4 cup (grated)
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Ghee (clarified butter) - 1 tablespoon
  • Ragi and Fig Modak is a unique and healthy twist to the traditional modak, featuring the goodness of ragi flour and the natural sweetness of dried figs. Ragi, also known as finger millet, is a nutritious grain rich in calcium, iron, and fiber. The filling, made with chopped figs, grated coconut, and nuts, adds a delectable combination of flavors and nutrients.

    Ingredients: For the Outer Covering:

    1 cup ragi flour (finger millet flour)

    1/4 cup water

    A pinch of salt


    • In a pan, roast the ragi flour on low heat for 4-5 minutes until it emits a nutty aroma. Let it cool.
    • Boil water with a pinch of salt and add it gradually to the roasted ragi flour. Mix well to form a smooth dough. Cover it with a damp cloth and set it aside.
    • In another pan, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee and lightly roast the chopped figs until they become soft. Add grated coconut and chopped nuts to the pan and sauté for a few more minutes. Mix in the cardamom powder and turn off the heat.
    • Let the filling cool down to room temperature.
    • Take a small portion of the ragi dough and shape it into a small cup-like disc using your fingers or a rolling pin.
    • Place a spoonful of the fig and coconut filling into the center of the disc.
    • Seal the edges of the disc to enclose the filling and shape it into a modak with a pointed top.
    • Repeat the process with the rest of the ragi dough and filling to make more modaks.
    • Serve the delightful Ragi and Fig Modaks as a healthy and tasty treat during festive occasions or as a wholesome snack anytime!
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