Sukya Khobryache Modak (Dry Coconut 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.

My mother used to make so many sweets to offer to Ganpati Bappa! I have tried making one of my favorite sweet here – Sukya naralache Modak. Do check out the recipe and let me know your views.

Sukya Khobryache Modak (Dry Coconut Modak)

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


  • 1 Cup Dry Grated Coconut
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 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 Tsp Raisins
  • 2 Cups Maida
  • 1/2 Cup Rava/Sooji/Semolina
  • Salt to taste
  • 3/4 Cup Milk/Water
  • 2 Tbsp Warm ghee/oil
  • Ghee/Oil for frying


  • 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
  • By the time the dough rests, lightly dry roast the grated Coconut and Poppy seeds and set aside to cool.
  • After the coconut and poppy seeds cool down, mix all ingredients and set aside.
    Sukya Khobryache 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.
    Sukya Khobryache Modak
  • Give the balls the shape of a Modak.
  • Fry the Modak in Oil or Ghee on medium flame until it gets a golden color.