Khajur Modak| Dates and nuts modak is a modak made of dry fruits and nuts. It is an easy to make sugar free version of modak recipe. It is absolutely rich and tasty sweet, which you could make this modak with the rice flour outer shell or without. I loved the one with shell while my hubby liked the one with out the shell. It tastes really delicious with the freshly roasted nuts with a hint of the cardamom flavour.

It is a healthy and rich in nutrients. Festivals adds lots of calories in the form of sugar or jaggery. You could prepare this modak at this festive season and stay healthy.

Dates and nuts modak

Dates, de-seeded- 30 nos (1 cup with out seeds)
Nuts of choice (I had used almonds, cashews and pista)- 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder- big pinch
Ghee/ Butter- 1 tablespoon

Dates and nuts modak

  • Toast the nuts in half a teaspoon of ghee and allow it to cool.
  • Now transfer the nuts inside a mortar and pestle or blender jar; allow it to be ground coarsely as a powder.
  • Add this inside a bowl and set aside.
  • Remove the seeds from the dates. Add this inside a blender jar and grind to make a paste. 
  • Add the dates paste inside the bowl with crushed nuts.
  • Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  • You could add some desiccated coconut or poppy seeds if you wish to add at this stage. This adds volume and balances the sweetness.
  • Grease your hands and fill the moulds or shape it with hand, first make a ball and the shape it like modak.
  • De mould carefully and keep on top of a greased plate.
  • I have divided the dates mixture into two equal haves and one half without the rice flour shell and made the other half with the rice flour shell.
  • Check the link to make the procedure for the rice flour shell i have made with half a cup of rice flour and filled with the dates and nuts filling and steamed for 10 minutes.

Khajoor Modak recipe