Coconut & Shrikhand Modak Recipes

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Ganesh Modak Moulds

Coconut & Shrikhand Modak Recipes

Ganesh Chaturthi festivities are incomplete without Ganesh Modak Moulds, Lord Ganpati’s much-loved sweetmeat, the modak. Modaks are Indian dumplings, a special treat to the adorable elephant God and his devotees. Ganesh Modak Moulds are available everywhere and it has become so easy to make Coconut & Shrikhand Modak Recipes, now.

Why do we offer Modak to Ganesha? 

According to Hindu mythology, modak is supposed to be Lord Ganesha’s favourite, thus his moniker, Modakpriya (One who likes modak). Celebrated at length across Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa and other parts of India,  observe the 10-day long celebrations as Ganesh’s birthday.

The festival has devotees offering the deity several sweets and savouries, amongst which modaks are the most preferred prasad, especially in Maharashtra. As per the sacraments, we offer 21 modaks to the generous God which is ultimately served to the devotees. Traditionally, Modaks are steamed or fried dumplings made from rice or wheat flour, and have fillings including grated coconut and jaggery. Steamed modaks known as Ukadiche Modak and doused in hot ghee before savouring it.

Ganesh Modak Moulds

But these days, Ganesha has moved with the times and Modaks too are being made with Oreo’s, Chocolate and Shrikhand. I have tried out shrikhand and coconut Modaks for a change. You can make Modaks of your own choice of flavours and ingredients.

Coconut Modak Recipe

The Coconut modak recipe is a No-cook, instant modak made with dry coconut and condensed milk and stuffed with chocolate like a Choco lava cake.

This is a No Cook, 10 minutes Modak. These days with less time on the hands, this kind of quick-fix recipe is very handy. Check out my Chocolate Modaks for more flavours.

Ingredients

1 cup Desiccated coconut Dry coconut

1/2 can or 100 grams of condensed milk

1 tsp. vanilla essence

1 small Snicker

2 tbsp Nutella

1 tsp butter

2 tbsp fresh cream

1 cup Desiccated coconut Dry coconut

¼ th can or 100 grams of condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

115 grams of Semi-sweet chocolate

Method

Making Coconut Modak

Ganesh Modak Moulds with Coconut Powder and Condensed Milk
Coconut Modak

Take desiccated coconut in a bowl. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla essence.

Mix well using a spatula. If you take a portion and grasp it in your hand, you should be able to form a ball. Or else you can add a little more condensed milk.

Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Ganache for Modak

For the chocolate ganache heat butter, snickers, Nutella and cream on a double boiler to get a thick gooey sauce.

Ganesh Modak Moulds
Using the mould
Coconut Modak stuffed with Ganache

Now grease the moulds with little ghee. Open the mould and place a ball on the centre opening of the mould. Close and press the modak mixture to the sides and pipe the chocolate in the centre. Close the bottom with a little bit of modak mixture.

Coconut Modak stuffed with Chocolate Ganache

Then open the mould and carefully remove it and place it on the plate.

With the same mixture, you can make stuffed laddoos as well.

Chill this in the fridge and serve.

Shrikhand Modak

Ingredients

1 cup of hung curds

2/3rd cup sugar

1 tbsp icing sugar

¼ tsp elaichi powder

1/4th tsp cinnamon powder

2 tbsp. almonds, pistachios crushed

1/4th tsp. saffron soaked in 1 tbsp. milk

Ghee for greasing the mould

Method

Shrikhand Modak
Shrikhand Modak

Firstly, in a pan take the thick hung curd and sugar and cook till it leaves the sides.

Next, remove from fire and set aside to cook, stirring in between.

Subsequently, add all the rest of the ingredients and make a soft, pliable dough.

Crushed Nuts
Sheikhand Modak stuffed with nuts
Moulding Shrikhand Modak

Next, place a portion of the modak mixture into the mould. Stuff with the crushed almonds, pistachios and walnuts.

Finally, unmould and set aside.

Make modaks with the rest of the mixture and serve to Ganpati Bappa.

Shrikhand Modak
Ganesh Modak Moulds
 
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Ganesh Modak Moulds
Ganesh Modak Moulds
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Ganesh Modak Moulds
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Instructions
  1. Method for Coconut Modak
  2. Take desiccated coconut in a bowl. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla essence.
  3. Mix well using a spatula. If you take a portion and grasp in your hand you should be able to form a ball. Or else you can add little more condensed milk.
  4. For the chocolate ganache heat butter, snickers, Nutella and cream on a double boiler to get a thick gooey sauce.
  5. Now grease the moulds with little ghee. Open the mould and place a ball on the centre opening of the mould. Close and press the modak mixture to the sides and pipe the chocolate in the centre. Close the bottom with a little bit of modak mixture.
  6. Then open the mould and carefully remove it and place on the plate.
  7. With the same mixture, you can make stuffed laddoos as well.
  8. Chill this in the fridge and serve.
  9. Method for Shrikhand Modak
  10. In a pan take the hung curd and sugar and cook till it leaves the sides.
  11. Remove from fire and set aside to cook, stirring in between.
  12. Add all the rest of the ingredients and make a soft pliable dough.
  13. Place a portion of the modak mixture into the mould. Stuff with the crushed pistachios, almonds and walnuts. Demould and set aside.
  14. Make modaks with the rest of the mixture, and serve.
Recipe Notes
  1. Use the condensed milk one spoon at a time.
  2. Make fillings with your choice.
  3. Grease the moulds nicely
  4. If the shrikhand Modak doesn't bind, add semolina to the yoghurt while heating.Ganesh Modak Moulds
Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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Comments 26

  1. Kalpana says:

    Super idea for modaks👌🏼👌🏼! Ganesha will have something new to tickle his palate🤗😍

  2. The ‘modern fillings’ look lovely and I bet they are as delicious as they sound 🙂

  3. Trapti says:

    I often eat coconut barfi after a meal as a sweet dish but never tried modak stuffed with chocolate.

    The first recipe looks easy to make. Even I can try this in no time because this is very handy.

    Dry coconut, vanilla and stuffed with chocolate at last.

  4. oh this looks yummy! thanks for the recipe!

  5. Vidhi Virani says:

    This recipe looks extremely yummy & it is so easy to make. I loved the shrikhand modak recipes. Its quite innovative. I had never heard of it before.

  6. Mentioned all the details about how to cook modak for Lord Ganesha.I will share for sure with my wife to make it. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful ideas.

  7. Pr@Gun says:

    Now, that’s a sweet twist to Modak life. Ganeshotsav filled with lovely flavors.
    Who won’t indulge in these sweet treats filled with chocolate and shrikhand?
    Being a Maharashtrian it’s an all-time favorite.

  8. Dev Thakkar says:

    Well before reading this blog i didnt know the reality of how it all started celebrating the ganesh festival, good blog just updated me with some realistic information

  9. Rashi Roy says:

    Such a drool-worthy Post! You have magic in your hands Jeetey 🙂

  10. Super tempting post once again Harjeet 🙂 Will try these and let you know how it will come out

  11. This looks yum. Thanks for the recipe

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thank you for the appreciation Pragnya and it is my pleasure entirely. Please check out other recipes, all are easy 🙂

  12. Wow! These modaks look so yum. Thanks for sharing this.

  13. Varun Sharma says:

    Ganesh Chaturthi is a very big occasion for us. And Ganesh Ji loves to eat modak very much.

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