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Dry Fruit Fried Modak Recipe

Deep fried dumplings stuffed with jaggery dry fruit filling. An easy recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chavithi festival.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12 Modaks
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery
  • 1/4 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1/4 cup Almonds
  • 1/4 cup Cashews
  • 2 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Melted Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • A pinch of Salt
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add slightly heated ghee and mix well.
  • Make a soft dough by adding water little by little.
  • Cover and keep aside for 15 – 30 minutes.
  • Dry roast the coconut until light brown color and keep it aside.
  • Dry roast the almonds and cashews until brown color and set aside.
  • Dry roast the poppy seeds for few minutes and keep it aside.
  • Coarsely grind the almonds and cashews. Then add the powdered jaggery and cardamom powder to it and blend again until well combined. 
  • Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl and add the roasted coconut and poppy seeds. Mix everything well.
  • Make 10 -12 balls out of the ground nuts mixture. Keep them aside.
  • Make round balls out of the prepared dough.
  • Roll the dough ball into a thin circle/puri.
  • Cut the puri with a round shaped cutter.
  • Place the prepared nuts ball in the center.
  • With your fingertip or brush, apply little water around the edges of the puri.
  • Then pleat the edges as shown in the video. Now gather all the edges together in the center.
  • Pinch the edges together and seal it properly.
  • Prepare all the modaks and keep them covered.
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Gently drop the modaks in the hot oil.
  • Deep fry them over a medium flame, turn over to fry on both sides evenly.
  • Drain them on paper towels. Serve warm!



Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg