Ganesh Favorite Dish Tri-colour Ukadiche Modak

Modak Recipes are quite popular across Maharashtra and some other part of India. Modak is Lord Ganesha favorite dish. That's why it is offered to him as prasad during the Ganesha festival. Ukadiche is Marathi word, meaning 'steamed' so its called steamed Modak recipe.

Ukadiche Modak recipe


  • Rice Flour: 2 cup 
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Ghee: 1 tbsp 
  • fresh Coconut: 2 cup 
  • Water: 2 cup
  • Food Colors(Orange & Green): a few drops
  • Sugar Powder: 1/2 cup 
  • poppy seeds:1 tbsp 
  • Salt    

For the cover:

  • Heat up water in a pan. Add ghee, milk.
  • when water is a boil, add rice flour and stir 5 min.
  • Mix well then keep it covered for about 15 min.
  • Make smooth and lumps free dough.
  • Make smooth balls out of it in same three separate colors.
For the Filling:

  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Add coconut, sugar powder, salt and poppy seeds, in a pan.
  • Heat it on a low flame and stir it on golden brown color.
  • Keep aside and let it cool.     

Modak Recipe:

  • Take one ball each color and press them together.It should be properly sealed.
  • Make pari (Modak cover)from tri-color dough ball by pressing it lightly from edges.
  • Make Plates to pari and add stuffing in it.
  • close the modak like flower shape.
  • Make all the Modaks and keep them in a steamer pan.
  • Steam for 10 to 15 min. on medium flame.
  • Modak is ready for an offer to the Lord Ganesha.
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