Chocolate modak is a sweet prepared using combination of melted dark and milk chocolate. Various crunch can be added using rice crispie balls or chocolate shavings. If using only white chocolate then add colors to make them look more attractive.
Ganesh chaturthi meaning lot of preparations ahead . Festive atmosphere everywhere. Modak is one of Ganapati Bappa’s favorite . Traditionally we prepare them using sweet filling like freshly grated coconut with jaggery inside the soft shell of rice flour and then steaming them. These are typically prepared in Maharasthra and are called “Ukdiche modak”. In few parts of India we prepare something called “Purnache Modak”. They are prepared using mashed chana dal(split gram) cooked in jaggery stuffed inside the shell prepare using maida(All purpose flour) or wheat flour and then deep fried in oil.
But if we are looking for some quick modaks to offer to our beloved Ganapati Bappa, then Chocolate modak is the best option. And I am pretty sure Bappa and the kids would love them.
If you are a dark chocolate lover then increase the quantity of dark chocolate compound and decrease milk chocolate compound or follow the recipe as it is. Make some Variations by adding some chopped nuts or little desiccated coconut in the melted chocolate.
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Yields : 6-7 Modak
- 50 Grams milk chocolate
- 50 Grams white chocolate
- 25 Grams dark chocolate
- 1 Tablespoon Chocolate Shavings
- 1 Tablespoon Rice Crispie Balls
Melt dark chocolate and milk chocolate together using double boiler .Melt white chocolate seperately. Alternatively you can melt them in microwave on high heat for around 2 minutes , stirring after every minute.
Pour white and dark chocolate as required in modak moulds and fill in chocolate shavings in few modak and rice crispie balls in few.
Fold the mould and fill more chocolate in the gaps as shown in the video above. Turn the mould , place it on a plate and refrigerate for 5-6 minutes.
Demould all the modak and serve.