Besan Ke Modak | 3 Ingredients Modak Recipe in 30 Minutes | Besan Modaks without Sugar Recipe

 How to Make Besan Modaks without Sugar

Hello Foodies,

          So, foodies, Bappa is coming in the next few days! Are you prepared to make his favorite Modaks? If not, here is the instant and easy to make soft, flavorsome, and melt in mouth Besan ke Modaks. Try them out and you'll definitely love it! Sweet start your week with the relishing Besan ke Modaks.

There is something about the aroma of freshly roasted besan in ghee mixed with jaggery that brings water to our mouth! Besan modak is one such type of modak that has caught our fancy, and we were surprised to know how easy it is to put together. All you need are a handful of basic ingredients like ghee, besan, and jaggery powder. This delicious treat is sure to be a hit across ages. 

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Why we offer Modak as Prasad to Lord Ganesh:

Lord Ganesh is one of the Hindu deities and son of Lord Shiva. He is the remover of obstacles, art, science, intellect, and wisdom. To please Lord one needs to pray to him with a pure heart and offer Prasad. Among all prasadams lord, Ganesha loves to eat Modak. 

These Besan Modaks are:

  • Modaks are soft and taste delicious
  • It takes 30-40 minutes to make these Modaks. 
  • These are vegetarian, nut-free, and gluten-free goodies. 
  • These are bite-sized finger food, easy to eat, and serve.
  • It stays good for up to 3-4 weeks. 

Some More Modak Recipes to Try this Ganpati Festival:

Use Coarse Chickpeas Flour(Besan/Gram flour):

  • Coarse besan will help in holding the structure of the laddoo, so use the coarse besan. 
  • The smoother the besan, the pastier the end product.

Why have I added Milk 1 Tbsp?

  • Milk adds a richer taste and fluffier texture, and it gives texture to ladoos as we bought from halwai shops. 
  • You can skip the milk and add water if you like, as water can increase its shelf life more than milk.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes; Cooking Time: 30 Minutes. 

Each Besan Modak Contains 135 Cal. 


  • Besan 2 Cups(Chickpeas flour/Bengal Gram Flour)
  • Ghee ½ Cup or 8-9 Tbsp(Clarified Butter)
  • Jaggery 1 Cup, grated 
  • Cardamom Powder 1 Tsp (Optional) 
  • Milk/Water 1 Tbsp (Optional)


  • In a heavy bottom pan, heat the ghee over low to medium flame.
  • Add besan and stir well, and cook over low to medium flame. 
  • Ghee roast and cook the besan for 10-15 minutes or until besan becomes very fragrant and begins to darken in color.
  • Add 2 tbsp of ghee1, and keep stirring as the besan might stick to the bottom of the pan. 
  • Once the besan turns light brown, add/sprinkle 1 Tbsp of milk/water and mix well for 4-5 minutes.
  • Milk adds a richer taste and fluffier texture to the modaks.
  • Once done, transfer the mixture into the plate and let it cool before shaping it into ladoos. 
  • Once cooled, add cardamom powder and jaggery and mix well. 
  • Divide the mixture into equal parts.
  • Grease the modak mold with the ghee and fill it with the besan-jaggery mixture.
  • Demold carefully and arrange in the plate(grease both the mold with ghee every time).
  • Delicious and Ganpati Bappa’s Favorite Besan ke Modaks are ready to relish. Enjoy!!!

Storage and Shelf Life:

  • Store the Besan ke Modak in an airtight container for 3-4 weeks on the countertop.

Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 60 calories, along with 4.8 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 3.3 g fats, and 1.3 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • (Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used).

Good Time To Eat:

           It is good to eat Besan Modak as a snack or dessert. 

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