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Ricotta Cheese Modakam (Sweet Dumpling) Recipe
Let’s celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with a fusion version of Modakam!
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Modakams are steamed or fried dumplings made from rice flour, wheat flour, or maida, and stuffed with jaggery and grated coconut. They are said to be Lord Ganesh’s favorite sweet offered to him on the occasion of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. I have used simple ingredients such as ricotta cheese, milk powder, condensed milk, cardamom powder, and saffron to create a fusion version of the original recipe. Learn to make this quick, easy, and tasty cheese modakam by following the recipe below. Enjoy!


  • Ricotta Cheese - 2 cups
  • Milk powder - 1 cup
  • Sweetened condensed milk - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Few Saffron strands
  • Butter/Ghee


1.Transfer the ricotta cheese into a nonstick pan and start to mix well on medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes.

2.Add milk powder and mix well.

3.Add sweetened condensed milk and saffron strands while continuing to mix well.

4.Cook until mixture begins to lose the moisture in it and becomes a bit thick.

5.Add cardamom powder and mix well.

6.Transfer the mixture into a separate bowl.

7.Allow the mixture to cool for few minutes.

8.Grease the modakam mold with a little ghee or butter, then set it aside.

9.Keeping the modakam mold closed, stuff a small portion of the mixture from the bottom hole.

10.Simply press the mixture with your finger towards the center of the mold so that it takes the shape of the mold.

11.Then slowly open the mold, gently remove the modakam from it, and place it on a plate.

12.Repeat the above steps using the remaining mixture to make the rest of the modakams.

13.Serve the cheese modakams soon after, or store them in an airtight container and refrigerate them until serving.


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