Festival Recipe Series: Puran and Puranache Modak

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Hello Everyone,
Puranache modak, these are appetizing and very filling too, one would be enough to fill you up.

Modak is a sweet dumpling which is commonly prepared in Indian houses as a naivedya. It is called modak in Konkani, Marathi, and Gujarati. When the filling consists of chana dal and jaggery, it is known as Puran. Puran stuffed modaks are known as Puranache Modak.The dumpling can be fried or steamed. Today I have prepared Modak by using Puran only, they are not steamed or fried. So let's see the procedure.

Preparation Time : 15 Minutes ; Cooking Time : 20 Minutes

Each Modak Contains 127 kcal.

Ingredients :
To Make Puran :

  1. Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 cup
  2. Jaggery (गुळ) grated 1  cups
  3. Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  4. Cardamom powder 1 tsp
  5. Nutmeg powder ¼ tsp
  6. Veg.oil ½ tbsp
  7. Ghee 1 tbsp
  8. Water 3 cups

Recipe :
To Make Puran :
  1. Clean and wash chana dal and soak in water for about 1 to 2 hour.
  2. Dissolve the saffron in a 2 tsp water in a bowl,
    mix well and keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Combine the dal with 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker, add ½ tbsp oil, ½ tsp turmeric powder and mix well and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Remove excess of water from dal.
  4. Now, turn on flame and heat 1 tbsp
    ghee / oil in a broad non-stick pan, add cooked chana dal and jaggery, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the mixture thickens, while stirring continuously and mashing at regular intervals.
  5. Add the cardamom powder and nutmeg powder and mix well.
  6. Now, turn off flame, cool puran slightly, place it into grinder and grind it to make fine consistency and divide it into equal portions and keep aside.

To Make Puranache Modak :
  1. Grease the modak mold with ghee, add the made puran into it, form the shape. Bring out of the modak mold. Same way, do all the modaks.
  2. Once all the modaks are done, place them to the serving plate.
  3. Here, delicious, sweet, healthy and
    everyone's favorite puranache modaks are ready to served. Enjoy!!!
Tips :
  • You can also use toover dal (turdal) to prepare puran and modak.
  • Jaggery can be replaced by using sugar.
  • If the chana dal and jaggery or sugar mixture isn't uniform, first grind it to make a smooth filling and then dry it in a pan.

Dietary Comments :

Based on a 2000 calorie diet.

It makes 10 servings.
Per serving contains 127 calories, along with carbohydrates - 20.84 g, dietary fibers - 3.59 g, fats - 3.24 g, proteins - 3.93 g.  

Health Benefits Of :
Jaggery :
  1. Digestion - It helps to prevent constipation, by activating digestive enzymes, which helps in digestion of food.
  2. It helps to flush out toxins from body, it acts like a detox.
  3. Boost Immunity - It is loaded with antioxidant and minerals which helps to protect against infection.
  4. Purifies blood - benefits of jaggery is its ability to purify the blood. When consumed on a regular basis and in limited quantities, it cleanses the blood, leaving your body healthy.
  5. Anaemia - Jaggery is rich in iron and folate which help prevent anaemia by ensuring that a normal level of red blood cells is maintained. This is especially beneficial for pregnant women.
Chana Dal :
  1. Chana dal is packed with minerals like manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and thiamine. Manganese increases your energy levels and also boosts your overall immunity.
  2. Diabetes : Chana dal has a low glycemic index, which makes it good for diabetic patients. High fibre content along with high protein and iron also helps in managing the blood sugar level.
  3. Digestion : The high fibre content in chana dal keeps all kinds of digestive disorders at bay, thus keeping the digestive system healthy. High fibre and high iron content found in chana dal reduce the risk of bowel complications like constipation.
  4. Anaemia : Chana dal is an extremely rich source of iron. It helps in preventing anaemia. So, people at a high risk of anaemia, women (pregnant, lactating and menstruating) and growing children should include chana dal in their daily meals.

Good Time To Eat :
          It is good to eat Modak as a dessert.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!


  1. I love your health benefits section!!
    Thank you, Shubhangi

    1. Good to you liked it.
      You are most welcome d Nambiar.


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