August 14, 2020


-50 grams fresh coconut

-50 grams dates

-30 grams rice flour

-1 pinch cardamom

-1 pinch nutmeg

-30 ml water 


Step 1

Grate fresh coconut and deseed dates.

Step 2

Pressure cook dates and coconut for 1 whistle. Once cool, cook again until the filling looks dry.

Step 3

Boil water, add rice flour. Turn off the heat, stir and let it sit for 10 minutes. Knead into a soft dough. Now take a small ball of dough and make a cavity in it.

Step 4

Create modak pattern, put in the filling and close from top. Steam for about 10 minutes and serve hot.

Health Benefits

You can enjoy your sweets with iThrive and this recipe is a proof. Modak is a famous Maharashtrian dessert which many people crave for. The ingredients used in the making are gluten-free and diabetes-friendly.

Recipe Created By
Ria Jain

iThrive’s biggest focus is to teach anyone how to harness the healing power of food. In order to do this, we have been creating innovative and delicious recipes that are filling, tasty and full of healing benefits. This is just one of those recipes.

Ria Jain
Functional Nutritionist

Ria has a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics and is in a permanent research mode and keeps the rest of us at iThrive (Previously ThriveFNC) updated with her latest findings in the field of Nutrition. Her articles on iThrive's blog are an expression of her research findings. We really don’t know what we’d do without her support and her focus.