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Moong Dal Modak For Ganapati Bappa


Modak is a popular sweet dish in the Western part of India. It is said to be the favourite sweet of Lord Ganesha. As Ganesh Chaturthi is almost here, let us learn to make different types of modak. Did you know that modaks can be made with moong dal? One of the most delicious modak recipes is prepared with moong dal and called Mukhvilas.

To make this Ganesh Chaturthi even more special, try making this Indian sweets recipe using moong dal. It will be a welcome change from the normal modaks that you make and Ganapati Bappa will be pleased with your creativity.

Serves: 20 modaks

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • Moong Dal- 2 cups
  • Jaggery (gur)- 50 grams (powdered)
  • Cardamom Seeds- 1tsp
  • Sugar (powdered)- 2tbsp
  • Milk- 1 cup
  • Salt- 1 pinch
  • Rice Flour- 3 cups
  • Water- 4 cups


1. Heat a cup of water in a pan. Add the jaggery to it. Stir it on low flame for 5 minutes till the mixture becomes thick.

2. Add half a cup of milk and cardamom seeds to it. Cook for 2-3 minutes on a low flame.

3. Now add the moong dal and 1 cup of water to it. Cover and cook for about 7 minutes on a low flame.

4. If there is any water remaining then increase the flame and let the water get soak.

5. Meanwhile add the sugar and a pinch of salt to the rice flour.

6. Add the rest of the milk and 1 cup of warm water to the mixture.

7. Knead the dough with these ingredients. Now take fistfuls of dough into your palms and flatten them.

8. Add the moong dal stuffing to the flattened dough ball.

9. Roll it up into a modak shape and seal the edges. Put all the dumplings you prepare in a steel container.

10. Put 4 cups of water in a pressure cooker and float the container in it. Cook for the duration of 4 whistles.

11. Let the steam blow out and then open the container.

Serve the moong dal modaks when they cool to room temperature.

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Story first published: Friday, September 7, 2012, 22:02 [IST]
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