Steamed Modak Recipe/ Kozhakatti / Modak

Steamed Modak Recipe or Kozhukattai is famous sweet ladoo or dumpling in southern region of India, it varies only with name and few filling ingredients. Modak is a sweet dumpling stuffed with a filling of coconut and jaggery. This is one simplest modak-modakam of all kozhukattai versions. Kozhukattai is prepared as offering to God on Ganesh Chathurthi. Steamed Modak is made of gur-jagger, coconut and rice flour.

  • Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3
  • Skill Level: Medium


For Covering:—-

  • Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Water – 2 cup

For Filling:—-

  • Grated Gur – 1/2 cup
  • Grated Coconut – 1 cup
  • Cardamom Powder – a pinch
  • Milk – 1-2 tbsp
  • Coconut Oil – 1-2 tbsp


  • For making filling:— Heat the pan on medium flame, add gur with 2or3 tbsp water and a tbsp of milk.
  • Once it is melted well, add the coconut and cardamom powder, mix well.
  • Turn of the flame and keep aside allow to cool.
  • Make a small balls and keep aside.
  • For making covering:— Heat 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Add salt and 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the water.
  • While it is boiling, mix in the rice flour slowly, making sure not to make lumps.
  • Keep stirring till batter does not stick anymore.
  • Once done, add 1 tbsp of oil to a bowl and make a dough ball out of the batter and keep aside, cover with wet cotton cloth.
  • Make small balls out of the dough, make a depression in the middle to fill in the stuff.
  • You can use oil in your hands to keep it from sticking.
  • Close the modaks from all sides sealing it on top using your fingers.
  • Steam the modak in a pressure cooker for 10-11 min.
  • Serve hot or cold modak.
STEAMED MODAK RECIPE was last modified: February 5th, 2015 by Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes