Gulkand Modak

The auspicious festival of Ganeshotsav is celebrated with a lot of devotion across the country. Many versions of Ganesha’s favorite sweet Modak are made and offered to Him during Puja. There is a tradition of offering 21 Modaks as Naivedya to the Elephant God.

Had come across the recipe of Coconut Laddoos with a gulkand filling. Thus I got an idea of using gulkand filling for modaks. Gulkand and some dry fruits came up to be a wonderful combination. I loved this filling. The sweetness from gulkand gave the modak a very good taste. Sharing the recipe for the same here.

Gulkand Modak

An offering made to Lord Ganesha.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 21 Modaks
Author Anuya

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Gulkand
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped dry fruits of your choice You can use any of your favorite dry fruits. I have used a combination of Cashew Nuts, Almonds and Pistachios.
  • 2 Cups Maida
  • 1/2 Cup Rava/Sooji/Semolina
  • 3/4 Cup Milk/Water
  • 2 Tbsp Warm ghee/oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee/Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Take maida and rava in a bowl and add salt and knead a soft dough. You can use either Milk or Water to knead the dough. Cover and set the dough aside for 20-25 mins.
    Modak Dough
  • As the dough rests, we can make the stuffing. For this, mix the gulkand and dry fruits and set aside.
    Gulkand Modak
  • After the rest time is over, take the dough and knead it a little to give it a uniform texture. Divide the dough into small balls. Roll each ball flat and add sufficient amount of stuffing to this.
    Gulkand Modak
  • Give the balls the shape of a Modak.
    Modak
  • Fry the Modak in Oil or Ghee on medium flame until it gets a golden color.
    Modak