Pancha Khadya Modak Recipe / Khirapat modak


panchakhadyamodak recipe

Pancha Khadya Modak Recipe / khirapat modak is a famous sweet modak(dumpling) from Maharashtra (India). Panchakhadya is a special neivedyam that is offered to Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturti.  Khirapat contains 5 main ingredients starting with kha in Marathi letter – Khobra(coconut), Kharik(dates), khaskhas(poppy seeds), khismis(raisins), khadisakhar(rock sugar). Mixture of these 5 ingredients combined together gives you this scrumptious modak. Try this pancha khadya modak for Ganesh Chaturti and let me know how you liked it.

How to make Pancha Khadya Modak


Pancha Khadya Modak Recipe / Easy Modak Recipe
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Pancha Khadya Modak Recipe / khirapat modak is a famous sweet modak from Maharashtra. Panchakhadya is a special neivedyam that's offered to Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturti.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3
  • For outer covering
  • ⅓ Cup of Rice Flour
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp of Ghee
  • For Filling
  • ¼ Cup of Grated Coconut
  • 1 Tbsp of Raisins
  • 3 Tsp of Powdered Rock Candy (kalkandu)
  • 5 Dates
  • 1 Tsp of Khus Khus (Poppy seeds)
  • Few Cashews, Chopped
  1. Dry roast the coconut until colour changes and keep it aside.
  2. Dry roast the poppy seeds in a medium flame for few mins and keep it aside.
  3. Remove seeds from dates, soak it in hot water for few mins and grind them coarsely.
  4. In a mixie, powder the sugar and keep it aside.
  5. Finally in mixie, add all the ingredients and grind it together. Khirapat filling is ready.
  6. For the outer covering dough, bring the water to boil along with ghee. In a bowl, add rice flour and salt, add water slowly and keep mixing with spatula.
  7. Let it cool it for 2 mins, it will be warm by now, start kneading to form a smooth dough. Keep covered to prevent from drying.
  8. Make a equally sized balls out of the dough. Grease your hand with oil, take a ball and flatten it with your hand. Add a tsp of filling in the centre. Fold it and seal it in the centre. Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.
  9. Steam the modak in a idly pan or steamer for 10 mins.
  10. Pancha Khadya Modak Recipe / khirapat modak is ready for neivedhyam.
Add any nuts of your choice.
If you don't have rock candy, replace it with regular sugar.
If you want, you can also add a pinch of cardamom powder or nutmeg powder.

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