Kanakeche ukadiche modak (Steamed wheat flour modak)

Modak is a sweet dumpling stuffed with ‘saran’ (filling) made with fresh coconut and jaggery. Ukadiche modak is popular Maharashtrian delicacy and it is made in almost every Maharashtrian family for either Sankashti or for Ganesh chaturthi. Most commonly ukadiche modak are made with steamed rice flour but today I am sharing modak with wheat flour (kanik) that we make pretty often on occasion of Sankashti. I hope you will also like this version of modak.

ukadiche modak with wheat flour recipe

Makes around 35-40 medium sized modaks



For outer cover

  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Oil – 2-3 tsp
  • Salt to taste

For stuffing (saran)

  • Fresh coconut – 2
  • Jaggery – 1 cup
  • Mixture of ground dry ginger and green cardamom – 1 and ½ tsp
  • Some cashew nuts, almonds and raisins
  • Salt – 2 pinches
  • Sajuk tup / clarified butter – 1 tsp

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How to make Steamed wheat flour modak ?

modak with fresh coconut and jaggery stuffing

  • Cut fresh coconut into small pieces and grind them.
  • Heat up a tsp of clarified butter (Sajuk Tup).
  • Add ground coconut and keep stirring constantly to avoid sticking at bottom.
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  • Once coconut becomes light brown, add jaggary (around a cup or adjust to your taste).
  • Allow jaggery to melt, stirring constantly.
  • Add 2 pinches of salt and mix.
how to make wheat flour modak
  • Add mixture of dry ginger powder (sunth) and cardamom. Mix well.
modakache saran recipe
  • Grind some almonds and cashew nuts to a coarse powder and add into mixture.
how to make modakache saran
  • Add some raisins and stuffing is ready.
coconut and jaggery stuffing for modak
  • Till the time stuffing (modakache saran) cools down, knead the dough for making outer cover.
sift wheat flour
  • Take around 2 cups of wheat flour and sift. Add salt to taste.
knead dough
  • Now start kneading the dough by adding little water at a time.
  • Dough should be soft and pliable.
  • Add 1-2 tsp of oil and knead again nicely.
dough for modak
  • Cover and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
modak recipe
  • Make small sized balls.
  • Grease a sifter (Modak patra) to keep prepared modak.
maharashtrian modak recipe
  • Take one ball, dip into flour and roll it like a small puri. It should not be very thin or very thick.
how to make pleats of modak
  • Place a spoonful of stuffing on it. Now fold the edges as shown here and gather them at the center. Please refer to video tutorial to see how to make pleats in detail.
how to make perfect pleats of modak


how to make ukadiche modak with wheat flour
  • Follow the same procedure to make rest of the modaks and place them in the greased sifter (Modak patra).
how to make steamed modak
  • While you are making modak, prepare steamer. Fill the vessel ¼th with water and bring it to boil. When you see steam is coming out, your steamer is ready.Now place the sifter on top of vessel and cover it.
  • Allow modaks to steam for about 10 minutes.
ukadiche modak recipe step by step
  • Modaks will be ready in 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour some clarified butter (Sajuk Tup) on them before serving.
modak recipe marathi
  • Serve them warm.

For Talaniche modak / Fried modak recipe, please visit – http://www.spicy-aroma.com/2012/05/talniche-modak-maharashtrian-fried.html

For Ukadiche modak with rice flour, please visit – http://www.spicy-aroma.com/2012/05/ukadiche-modak-maharashtrian-recipe.html


  • रुचा जोशी

    what if we don’t have modak patra? will cooker without pressure regulator (whistle) serve the purpose? If so, for how much time we need to cook them? Thanks in advance.

    • PoonamB

      Yes. cooker without whistle would work. Bring the water to boil in a pressure cooker and then place modak to steam. This way it will take same time (around 10 minutes) to cook them.