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Modak | how to shape modagam using mould

by Jeyashri suresh
modakam using mould
Though i have seen modak moulds in shops, i never bought one for me. Some how i am comfortable in making modakams in hands, so never attempted to buy it. Also my experience with the sweet somas or karanji mould is not so good and so i didn’t buy this modak mould too. When i got it for Raji too i never got one for me. But when my Maharastrian friends were telling about this mould a lot and also i got request from a reader to post the procedure of how to make modak using mould, i thought i will post this recipe . I got this cute little modak moulds from my friend here and tried at home this weekend. It turned out well and was a good experience making with these moulds too. I have tried another modak too with this mould which i will be posting tomorrow. Check out my other modakam | kozhukattai recipes.

Modak using mould


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Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Serves: 9

     For the outer covering
 Rice flour | Idiyappam Flour   1/2 cup
 Water   as needed (approx. 3/4 cup)
 Sesame oil    1 tsp
 For the Poornam
Jaggery    2 tblsp
Fresh Coconut    1/4 cup
Cardamom powder    a pinch

Modakam using mould
Here is the video of how to shape modakam using modakam mould


To make the outer covering:

  • Boil water in a pan and add the oil to this. If using home made flour add salt to the oil. Idiyappam flour will have salt ,so no need to add salt. Add the flour to a wide bowl. Add the water to it and mix with a spoon.

Outer cover for modakam

  • When it becomes warm and can handle with your hands, grease your hands with little sesame oil and knead it into a soft dough. Divide it into equal  lemon sized balls. Keep them covered with a damp cloth all the avoid dryness.

Outer cover

modak- using mould

  • Take a 3/4 th portion of the dough from one ball. Grease the inner portion of the  mould with sesame oil. Put the dough into the mould.

modakam using mould

  • Using your fingers just spread the dough on the walls of the mould. Take a portion of the poornam.

modakam using mould

  • Place it into the mould and seal it with the remaining 1/4th portion of the dough.Seal it well. Else when you remove it from the mould it will have gaps and the filling may come out.

modakam using mould

  • Level the dough with your fingers. Carefully open the mould.

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  • Modakam is ready. Repeat this for the rest of the dough.

modakam using mould

  • Steam this in a greased idli mould for 10 minutes. Once they becomes glossy, switch it off and leave it for 3 minutes.

modakam using mould

  • Modakams are ready for neivedhyam.
Modak- using mould
  1. Grease the mould every time(for each kozhukattai) with little oil before making the modakam,
  2. Always keep the modakams covered, else it will have cracks after they are cooked.

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Durga Karthik. September 14, 2015 - 8:53 am

Oh!You do it in the same way.i make the ball with pooranam and put in the mould .Thanks for suggesting this way.

Traditionally Modern Food September 14, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Stepwise tutorial looks very helpful.. I have got mold from India this time and thinking how to use..tahbks for the tutorial

Traditionally Modern Food September 14, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Stepwise tutorial looks very helpful.. I have got mold from India this time and thinking how to use..tahbks for the tutorial

Sangi September 14, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Great post! Appreciate if you could also mention where to buy these moulds in Singapore. I have been reading your blog and raks kitchen desperately looking if you both would mention that . Unfortunately you mentioned everything except that 🙁 . Happy Ganesh chathurthi

jeyashri suresh September 14, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Haha , Sangi thanks for your words. But unfortunately i didn't explore and go to little india and check out it. My neighbor gave this mould to me. For sure you will get in Jothi stores. If i would have known about it , i would have surely mentioned about this in my post.

Sangi September 14, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Thanks for the quick reply 🙂 . Sure , will check it out in jyothi stores :).

Lavanya Sriram September 16, 2015 - 6:01 am

Thx a ton jeyashri, I jus bought this a couple of days back and was wondering how to use it as even the shopkeeper did not explain properly. but after seeing your video feel relieved....

jeyashri suresh September 16, 2015 - 6:43 am

Thank you lavanya

Anusha K August 24, 2017 - 10:43 am

How much salt to put fr abv recipe. Thanks.

jeyashri suresh August 25, 2017 - 1:37 am

Just 2 pinches of salt is enough


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