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Bajra Modak Recipe

How to make bajra modak recipe. Steamed pearl millet dumplings stuffed with sweet coconut filling.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Festival Food, Millet Recipes, Modak Recipes, traditional food for festivals
Servings: 7
Calories: 116kcal


  • 1/2 cup Bajra Flour / Pearl Millet Flour
  • 1/2 cup Grated Fresh Coconut
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery powdered
  • 2 tsp Poppy Seeds optional
  • A pinch of Salt
  • Ghee or Oil for greasing
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder


  • Dry roast the poppy seeds until light brown color.
  • Add coconut and jaggery it and combine it.
  • Mix well until the jaggery dissolves completely.
  • Add cardamom powder and cook on medium flame.
  • Cook until you get a thick mixture. Switch off the flame and let it cool completely.
  • Divide the mixture into 6 – 7 round balls and set aside.
  • Add water and salt in a saucepan. Bring the water to a rolling boil and turn off the flame.
  • Take the pearl millet flour in a mixing bowl. Pour the boiling water little by little and mix it well with a spatula.
  • Let it cool for 2 -3 minutes and knead it to make a soft dough.
  • Grease your hands with little oil/ghee and divide the dough into 6-7 equal portions.
  • Flatten each ball and keep pressing with your fingers to form a disc or cup.
  • Place the prepared coconut stuffing in the center.
  • Bring the edges together and seal them.
  • Arrange them on greased idli plates or steaming plates and steam cook on high flame for 10 – 12 minutes.
  • Serve warm!


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg