Peanut Gud Modak

By Nmami Agarwal     13-Sep 2018

Peanut Gud Modak

When Ganesh Chaturthi is around the corner, then Modak(one of the most favourites of Lord Ganesha) can never miss its presence in the Indian taste buds. Ganesh Chaturthi is an annual festival when the religious fervour is at its peak. Keeping up with the religious identity of modaks, we present you with a more nourished variant of it, the Peanut Modak.

Nutritional Values
Jaggery is an unrefined sugar product known as Gur in India containing more nutrients than refined sugar. It has a good quantity of magnesium, iron, potassium, fructose and glucose that imparts good digestive health, prevents anaemia and improves immunity. Peanuts are high in fat (unsaturated fats) and proteins and low on carbs with many vitamins and nutrients. All this makes it best suited to heart’s health and
also assists in weight loss. The rice flour is stacked with lots of carbs, proteins, Vitamin E and Iron. It holds the prestige of being a natural beauty aid due to its natural anti-ageing and oil absorbing properties, also used in toning skin.


  •  Rice flour- 20 grams
  • Peanuts- 1 teaspoon
  •  Powdered jaggery- 1 teaspoon
  • Water- As needed
  • Freshly grated coconut- 1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom – 2 nos.

Course: Evening or Mid-meal
Calories (2 in no.): 122 kcal
Protein: 2.1 grams
Fat: 7.2 grams
Carb: 12.6 grams


  • Get the peanuts roasted on medium flame with constant stirring, in a pan. On getting brown on the outer coat switch off the flame and let it
    cool and dust the skin off and keep it ready.
  • Peel the cardamom’s cover and powder it in a pestle and mortar.
  • Now in a mixer, add roasted, skin peeled peanuts and powder it roughly.
  • Next, on a pan add some water and put the jaggery in it on a medium flame and, add grated coconut and stir for a few minutes.
  • When the coconut gets cooked for a minute, add powdered peanuts and stir, now put it off and let it cool.
  • Heat rice powder in a wide pan till it gets warm and transfers it in a wide bowl with the further addition of around 3/4 cup of hot water. Mix and knead a soft dough, ensuring no cracks in the dough.
  • Divide the dough and peanuts stuffing into equal balls.
  • Take a dough ball, pressing it through your finger/thumb to widen it and stuff peanuts in it and then seal it from the top and roll it in a circular motion between your hands to give it a spherical shape.
  • Finally, steam cooks the modak for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Over to you
A new taste to Lord Ganesha’s bhog will boost the religious celebration to a greater strength. The delicious taste doesn’t compromise the nutrition
required to keep the spirit high.

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value
Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.


40 grams Goan rice flour
¼ fresh coconut
1 tablespoon Jaggery
1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut
Pinch of cardamom powder
Nuts (optional)
Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal
Carbs- 28.6 grams
Protein- 1.9 grams
Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert


First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder.

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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Pinaca recipe is easy to make and come out with sweet results. So, make this nutritious recipe for your near and dear ones.
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