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Modak Microwave Recipe

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Microwave Modak is a quick to make Modak recipe and would be a perfect dish for this Ganesh Chaturti festival. This is a modified version of the traditional Modak recipe for a Microwave is used for the cooking instead of a traditional gas stove. The recipe remains the same, taste remains the same. Less mess and less time consuming dish


  • Jaggery (1 cup)
  • Cardamom powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Grated coconut (2 cup)
  • Rice flour (2 cup)
  • Salt a pinch
  • Ghee or Clarified Butter (2-3 drops)


For the filling:

  • In a mixing bowl, add Jaggery and microwave it for 1 minute on high power till it melts. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Add grated coconut and mix well.
  • Microwave the Jaggery and coconut mixture on high power for 1 & 1/2 minute.
  • In between, give it a nice mix. Allow it the mixture to come to a room temperature.

For the dumpling:

  • In a microwave safe vessel, pour 2 cups water.
  • Add a pinch salt and 2-3 drops of ghee and mix it. Microwave it for 2 minutes or till the water boils.
  • Add the rice flour into it and mix it well. Allow the mixture to come to a room temperature. Knead the flour with hand and make  soft dough of it.
  • Make small balls of lemon size of the dough


  • Make the balls into a cup shape. Fill in the cup with the sweet filling and seal the cup.
  • We get a nice sweet dumpling. Place the dumpling in a microwave steamer/Idli steamer with water in it, and microwave on high power for 6 minutes or till the dumpling cooks.
  • Allow it to cool before serving.

Delicious microwave Modak is ready to be served. Enjoy!

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