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How To make Saffron And Sesame Modak? | Instant Saffron And Sesame Modak Recipe

Saffron and sesame modak is a popular Indian sweet made during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. This delicious sweet is made with a combination of saffron, sesame seeds, jaggery, and coconut. Modak is a dumpling-like sweet which is considered to be Lord Ganesh’s favorite food. In this recipe, we will use a combination of traditional ingredients with a twist of saffron flavor.

Here is a breakfast recipe that is easy to prepare and delicious to eat.


  • 1 cup of sesame seeds
  • 1 cup of grated coconut
  • 1 cup of jaggery (or brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon of saffron strands
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of rice flour


  • Dry roast the sesame seeds on medium heat until they turn golden brown. Then, grind them coarsely in a food processor or blender.
  • In a pan, heat 2 tablespoons of ghee and add the grated coconut. Saute for 2-3 minutes until it turns light brown.
  • Add the jaggery or brown sugar to the pan and stir until it melts and combines with the coconut.
  • Now, add the ground sesame seeds and mix everything together. Cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Crush the saffron strands and add them to the mixture along with cardamom powder. Mix well and turn off the heat. Let the mixture cool down.
  • In a separate pan, heat 2 cups of water and add a pinch of salt. Bring it to a boil.
  • Add 2 cups of rice flour to the boiling water and mix well. Turn off the heat and cover the pan with a lid. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Knead the rice flour dough while it’s still warm. Make small balls out of the dough.
  • Grease the modak mould with ghee. Take a ball of dough and press it into the mould to make a bowl shape.
  • Add a spoonful of the sesame-jaggery mixture into the bowl-shaped dough.
  • Close the mould and press the edges to seal it. Remove the excess dough from the top.
  • Open the mould and take out the modak carefully. Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling.
  • Steam the modaks in a steamer or idli maker for 10-12 minutes.
  • Once the modaks are steamed, let them cool down for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Your saffron and sesame modaks are ready to serve. You can garnish them with some saffron strands or chopped nuts. This sweet delicacy is perfect for festivals or any special occasion.
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