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Dry fruits modak recipe

Dry fruits modak recipe a rich and delicious modak which is quick and easy to make for ganesh chaturthi.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 modaks
Author Sharmilee J


  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 2 tsp ghee plus for greasing

Nuts : 1/2 cup in total

  • 15 nos badams
  • 10 nos pistachious
  • 10 nos cashews

For the outer dough :

  • 1/2 cup rice flour (idiyappam flour)
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed


  • Dry roast the nuts until golden, cool down and transfer to a mixer jar.Grind it to a slightly coarse mixture.
  • Set aside.Now add dates to the mixer jar.Add little water.
  • Blend to form a paste consistency.Add dates paste and nuts mixture to a mixing bowl.Mix well,add ghee mix it and set aside.the mixture shouldn't stick much.
  • Add salt to rice flour, mix it.Boil water until it bubbles up add it to rice flour.
  • Mix with a laddle,once it starts to come together,Set aside for few mins until it is warm enough to handle with hand.Now bring everything together to form a smooth dough without any cracks.
  • Now the outer dough and stuffing is ready.Grease the mould well with ghee.Pinch a lemon sized dough and roll into a ball.Now close the mould and take a dough shape it as a ball and stuff it from the bottom side.Nicely press it along the sides in the inner part,leaving a center hole for the stuffing.
  • Now slightly roll the dry fruits mixture to a small cylinder.Stuff it inside.Then seal it with little dough as shown.
  • Open the mould and carefully remove it.Likewise shape all the kozhukatais with stuffing.Steam cook for 10mins or until the kozhukattai looks shiny on the outside and does not stick.
  • Switch off and remove the kozhukattais and transfer to plate / serving bowl.Alternatively you can just use the mixture to press into modak moulds and serve too.


  • If you prepare the dough before hand, make sure to keep covered with a wet cloth to avoid drying up.
  • You can use either homemade rice flour / storebought.I used store bought rice flour, brand name is Nirapara.
  • If you don’t have a mould make just balls or If you don’t have a mould make just balls or modak shapes.You can even make semi circle shape like here.
  • For a more richer version you can add dessicated coconut and khoya each 2 tbsp.