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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Khajur modak or dates modak is an easy and healthy recipe you can make for this Ganesh chaturthi. I had this in my to do list along with khoya modak and thought will post today. Coincidentally one of a reader (Pavithra) too sent me recipe. So thought will immediately post this recipe. This has no sugar, only the natural sweetness from dates rich and healthy with nuts. Just need modak mould to shape in. You can add various other ingredients which I have mentioned in notes section, you can go through it and use your own imagination to make slight variations with this recipe.

Here's the full video for khajoor modak recipe

Khajoor modak recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Sweet
Prep Time10 mins    |  Cook time: 4 mins     Makes: 6


Dates – 20

Almonds, pistachios, cashew nuts – 1/2 cup together

Ghee, to roast and grease – As needed


  1. Roast the nuts until fragrant in ghee. Take care not to change its colour, so roast in medium flame. Set aside. Deseed the dates.
  2. 1-khajoor
  3. Once cooled down, grind to coarsely. Do not powder too much, there should be chunks of nuts.
  4. 2-powder
  5. Transfer to a mixing bowl and grind dates to a paste.
  6. 3-grind
  7. Mix both the ground dates and nuts and grease the mould with ghee. Grease your hands with ghee and fill the mould with the mixture.
  8. 4-mix
  9. De mould carefully and arrange in paper liners. Grease both the mould and hands with ghee every time to finish all.
  10. 5-shape


    • You can add roasted desiccated coconut too along with nuts.
    • You can add nuts of your choice, but add in small portions, some nuts may give you bitter taste.
    • Also you can add few raisins along with dates.
    • You can add a tsp of roasted poppy seeds (khus khus).
    • Use enough ghee to make non sticky modaks.
    • You can reserve some powdered nuts and sprinkle over the modaks. This will look nice as well as make the modak non sticky.
    • You can use pistachio powder too alone to sprinkle over the modak for pleasant colour.

Keep refrigerated and consume within 3 days. Healthy and delicious modak for Ganesh Chaturthi!

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  1. Very tempting. Can we use this as a puranam for kozhukattai ?

  2. you can make the outercovering and put this inside.i think that is mothagam for us .Am i right?

    1. If you like that way, yes you can try that. But I didn't want to make it fusion recipe. Skeptical how rice flour and dry fruits will go together.

  3. I tried this today as soon as I saw ur post. Sama yummy nd u know wat my dad was tempted to know d ingredients. Kandae pudika mudiyala. Also I did it as a filling for kozhukattai it was super dooper.

  4. D spl thing is I used fresh dates from uae. Taste too oo good. Tom planning to try koya modak. Thank u so much for a very tasty nd simple dish

  5. Looks delicious. Where do we get these moulds?How long do we keep in the moulds? Also, is there any alternative for the moulds?

  6. Looks delicious. Where do we get these moulds?How long do we keep in the moulds? Also, is there any alternative for the moulds?

  7. Hi
    This recipe is very tasty. I made it and enjoyed it with my kids. Could you please share Ragi idiyappam recipe? (with raw ragi flour). Thank you.

  8. I made this today and my family loved it. It was so simple to make. Thanks a lot for this amazing recipe. It's now a family favourite


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