Ganesh Modak Moulds

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Ganesh Modak Moulds

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Ganesh Modak Moulds

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 modaks now.

Why Modaks are offered 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, the 10-day long celebrations are observed 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, 21 modaks are offered to the generous God and 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 are also known as Ukadiche Modak and are 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

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 cups Desiccated coconut Dry coconut

1/2 can or 100 grams condensed milk

1 tsp. vanilla essence

1 small Snickers

2 tbsp Nutella

1 tsp butter

2 tbsp fresh cream

1 cups Desiccated coconut Dry coconut

¼ th can or 100 grams condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

115 grams 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 in your hand you should be able to form a ball. Or else you can add 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 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 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

In a pan take the thick hung curd and sugar and cook till it leaves the sides.

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

Add all the rest of the ingredients and make a soft pliable dough.

Crushed Nuts
Sheikhand Modak stuffed with nuts
Moulding Shrikhand Modak

Place a portion of the modak mixture into the mould. Stuff with the crushed almonds. pistachios and walnuts.Demould 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
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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 shrikhand Modak doesn't bind add semolina to the yoghurt while heating.

22 thoughts on “Ganesh Modak Moulds”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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