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.

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. By the time the dough rests, lightly dry roast the grated Coconut and Poppy seeds and set aside to cool.
  3. After the coconut and poppy seeds cool down, mix all ingredients and set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Give the balls the shape of a Modak.
  6. Fry the Modak in Oil or Ghee on medium flame until it gets a golden color.