Modaks are one of the most popular Indian dumplings specially prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi/ Ganesh Puja or Satynarayana Puja. Modaks are Lord Ganesha’s favorite sweet.. This is also often offered as prasad to Lord during pooja. Modaks are traditionally prepared with rice flour or sometimes wheat/Maida flour too with sweet – coconut, cardamom , jaggery filling or savory – dal filling and is steamed/fried. It is generally shaped with hands , now a days you get Modak molds to ease the shaping process

Modaks these days are prepared in various flavors and there are multiple variations to it . Coconut modaks are generally no cook or sometimes 1-2 mins cooked modaks unlike traditional flour Modaks

This strawberry season, I decided to add strawberry to coconut modak and the taste was awesome. Look at those gorgeous pink sweet Modaks, it made me drool over it. If you do not have molds, you can shape it with palms too, in desired shape

Preparation time: 8 mins Cooking time: 3 mins Total time: 11 mins

Servings: 4


  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 3-4 tbsp strawberry crush/ syrup/puree
  • 6-8 tbsp condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp strawberry essence (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cashew powder
  • 1/4 cup milk powder
  • 1-2 drops pink food colour gel

Steps to prepare

  • Saute desiccated coconut over low medium heat for 2-3 minutes
  • Immediately add rest of the ingredients and mix well until well combined. Switch off
  • Mix well to form smooth dough
  • Grease modak moulds.
  • Add the filling to moulds and press tightly.
  • Demould and keep modak aside. Prepare all modaks in similar way
  • I have added crushed saffron as garnish, this is optional. Serve delicious Modaks
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Strawberry Coconut Modaks
Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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