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Protein-Packed Sattu Modak: Guilt-Free Nutrient Bliss!

You Care Lifestyle
Sep 12, 2023
Recipe Corner

A Unique and Healthy Twist to Traditional Modaks for Ganesh Chaturthi Festivities.

As Ganesh Chaturthi approaches, it's time to indulge in the age-old tradition of preparing modaks, the beloved sweet treat offered to Lord Ganesha. This year, why not put a healthy spin on this delectable delight? Introducing Protein-Packed Sattu Modaks, a unique and nutritious recipe that will satisfy your taste buds guilt-free!

Serves: 12 modaks 

Preparation time: 20 minutes                    Total time: 45 minutes 

For the outer covering (Modak shell):

1 cup rice flour
1¼ cup water
A pinch of salt
1 tsp A2 ghee 

For the filling (Sattu mixture):

1 cup Sattu (roasted gram flour)
2 tbsp organic jaggery powder (adjust to taste)
¼  cup mix chopped nuts (almonds,pistachios)
2 tbsp grated coconut 
½  tsp cardamom powder
2-3 tbsp water (as needed)


Preparing the Filling:

Combine Sattu, jaggery,chopped nuts , grated coconut  and cardamom powder and deep mixing bowl.
Gradually add water and mix until you get a smooth, slightly sticky mixture. The mixture should be easy to shape.Keep aside.

Making of the Modak Shells

 In a saucepan, heat water, salt, and ghee. Bring it to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat and gradually add the rice flour while stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
Keep stirring until the mixture forms a smooth dough. Turn off the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

Shaping the Modaks

Once the dough is cool enough, knead it well to a smooth texture. Take a small portion of the dough and roll it into a ball. Flatten it to form a small disc. Place a spoonful of the Sattu mixture in the centre of the disc.

Final step of closing the seal

 Gently bring the edges together to cover the filling and shape it into a modak. You can use your fingers to create pleats if you like.

Steam the Modaks

 Place the modaks on a greased plate or a steaming tray.mSteam them in a steamer for about 10-12 minutes until they become firm and glossy.

 Serve: Allow the modaks to cool for a few minutes before removing them from the steamer. Serve them warm or at room temperature

You Care Tip:

Replacing coconut with sattu improves the nutrient quotient and makes it protein and nutrient rich along with making it a perfect go to relish guilt free modaks. 

Why Sattu?
Sattu, a staple ingredient in many Indian households, is a powerhouse of nutrition. Made from roasted gram flour, it is rich in protein, fiber, and essential minerals. By incorporating sattu into the traditional modak recipe, we not only enhance its nutritional value but also create a healthier version of this festive delicacy.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Total Calories 120 kcal 
Total Carbohydrates 12.2 g
Total Protein  5.5 g
Total Fat 6.1 g