Fried Modak with Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Stuffing

 Fried Modak with Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Stuffing.

Fried Modakits deep fried or shallow fried modak recipe with chewy coconut stuffing which will melt in your mouth,covered with crispy covering. I made these mouth-watering for prasad on Day 2.

Let’s get started with recipe.

Preparation Time- 20 minutes, Cooking Time-45 minutes,Servings-3


For Dough-

  1. 1/2 cup and 1 and 1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour.
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 1/4 tablespoon ghee.

For filling-

  1. 3/4 cup and 2 and 1/2 tablespoon bottle gourd
  2. 1 cup grated coconut.
  3. 1/2 cup milk.
  4. 1/2 cup jaggery (gud).
  5. 1/4 tablespoon almonds.
  6. 1/4 tablespoon raisins.
  7. Cardamom powder-as required.

For Frying – oil.


  1. For filling, first grate bottle gourd (lauki) in a bowl.In a deep-bottomed pan on medium flame add grated bottle gourd in it. Cover the pan with a lid and cook until the moisture of the bottle gourd has gone.
  2. In another pan add milk,jaggery,coconut,almonds ,raisins and cardamom powder and mix well. Let it cook for a good 15 minutes on low flame and stir occasionally to avoid burning.
  3. Now add the cooked bottle gourd in the mixture and mix well.Cook for another 10 minutes and turn the gas off,keep the mixture aside.
  4. Let’s prepare the dough now.Knead APF,ghee,salt and add water according to the softness of the dough.Cover the dough with muslin cloth for about 15 minutes.
  5. To prepare the modak. Divide the dough into equal portions.Take one portion and flatten it into a small circle.Carefully, add the prepared filling in the circle.
  6. Enclose the circle and secure its edges. Repeat the same process with the remaining dough.
  7. Heat deep bottom pan on medium flame and add oil in it. Deep fry it until golden brown.
  8. Transfer it into serving tray.

Ganpati Bappa Maurya!🎊




And so the festive season starts!! And what a better way to start with Aagman (coming) of Shree Ganesha!

I had prepared Modak Poli http://(  as prasad/offering to Shree Ganesha last year  which was loved by family and was finished off within minutes.


This year I have prepared Khirapat/Panchakhyadya for prasad. It is prepared with 5 main ingredients consisting  khopra (dry grated coconut)-1 cup},khaskhas (Poppy seeds)-1 tablespoon,khishmish(raisins)-10-12, khadishakar (Rock sugar)-1/4 cup,{P.S I have used normal sugar for this recipe.},kharik (dry dates)-3/4 cup,  cardamom powder (elaichi) – 1 teaspoon and handful of pomegranates (optional).

Preparation Time-10 mins, Cooking Time-5 minutes.


  1. Roast grated coconut in a deep pan/kadhai. Do not let the colour change.
  2. Roast poppy seeds for 2 minutes.
  3. In a bowl,mix dry dates,poppy seeds and sugar together and now make a coarse powder in a mixer.
  4. Mix all the ingredients into it. You can store it in an airtight container or jar for good 8-10 days

Until than


Ganpati Bappa Maurya!!


Modak Poli!!

Yes Ganesh Chaturthi is here!! The festival of Lord Ganesha which is celebrated throughout India with fun and frolic!🎊


To celebrate this auspicious period of 10 days, I decided to make Modak Poli! Yes you heard it right! Modak Poli is a dish with a twist of Modak filling inside Poli dough!!

So let me share the recipe with you all guys!! Make your Ganesh Chaturthi special with Modak Poli!


Preparation Time: 10 minutes,

Cooking Time : 20 minutes,

Servings :6




For Filling-


Coconut Powder – 1 cup,

Jaggery-1 cup

Crushed Dry Fruits- 1/2 cup

Elaichi Powder – 2 tbsp


For Dough-

Maida – 1 cup,

Rice Flour – 1 cup

Lukewarm Water- According to texture( softness of the dough)

Ghee- To roast





  1. Firstly, we will prepare the filling for that we will take coconut powder, jaggery and crushed dry fruits and mix well.
  2. Heat the pan, add ghee and roast the mixture well until brown.
  3. Now when it’s has been stirred well until brown turn off the flame and let it cool.



For Dough –

  1. In a bowl, add maida, rice flour and knead it with lukewarm water until soft.
  2. Cover the dough with wet cloth for 30 minutes.
  3. Now make balls from the dough and fill it with filling.
  4. Roll it with hands without the help of rolling pin.
  5. Roast it on the pan with ghee until brown on both sides.



Your Modak Poli is ready!! Relish it with your family and friends.


Do let me know how you made it.😊


Until than


Ganpati Bappa Maurya!!🙏🏻🎊