Fried Modak is a festive Indian sweet made with a delectable filling of coconut with aromatic saffron & cardamom wrapped in thin layer of dough. These bite-sized dumplings are then deep-fried to a crisp golden brown perfection.
I grew up in Maharashtra where these “Talniche Modak” are typically made on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Talniche simply means fried. Also known as Modaka or Modakam or Kozhukattai in South India, these sweet dumplings have heavenly stuffing made with coconut, sesame seeds or sweet lentils. Whatever stuffing you choose, these sweet Indian fried modaks will be wiped out in no time.
These fried modaks are a must-try in addition to the traditional steamed modaks or ukadiche modak.
Every bite of these fried modaks are packed with the perfect combination of sweetness, flavor and crunch, making it an easy and delightful festive offering.
Fried Modaks are served at room temperature making them a perfect make-ahead recipe. Serve them right along with the meal or as a dessert or snack!
These modaks stay crisp at room temperature for 1 to 2 days. You can also refrigerate them for up to a week.