Khajur Modak | Sugar-Free Modak Recipe | How to Make Khajur Modak | No Sugar-No Jaggery Modak

How to Make Khajur Modak / No Sugar-No Jaggery Modak

Hello Foodies,

           Ganesh Festival(Ganesh Chaturthi) is around the corner and so here I am sharing some healthy, easy, and quick Ganapati Bappa's Favorite Prasad: Modak's recipe.

These small, energy-boosting Modaks are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Dates are a healthy substitute for white sugar in recipes due to their sweet taste, nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants. These chewy Modaks allows the sweetness of the dates to shine with very little extra sugar. But no worries, the flavor is still on point. If you are going for a walk or to the gym, you can pop this modak in your mouth for the instant boost of energy.

Video Recipe:

This Modak has no sugar, only the natural sweetness from dates, and is healthy with nuts. Just need modak mold to shape in. You can add other ingredients like desiccated coconut, peanuts, or other nuts or use your favorite ingredients to make slight variations with this recipe. For a simple dessert to cure your sweet tooth, reach for these dates modak. They’re rolled in poppy seeds, and that gives the already sweet snack quite a crunch. There’s nothing more simple yet delicious than a good homemade sugar-free modak with nuts. 

Some More Modak Recipes to Try this Ganpati Festival:

Preparation and Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.

Each Khajur Modak Contains 60 Cal.


  • Dates / Khajur 1 Cup(100 g)(Seeds removed) 
  • Almond 2 Tbsp
  • Cashews 2 Tbsp
  • Pistachios 2 Tbsp
  • Raisins 1 Tbsp
  • Poppy seeds 1 Tbsp
  • Ghee 1 Tsp


  • Dry roast the nuts(almonds, pistachios, and cashews) for 3-4 minutes, or until fragrant(take care not to change its color, so roast on medium flame).
  • Dry roast poppy seeds for a minute on low flame and keep it aside.
  • Once cooled down, grind nuts with raisins coarsely(do not powder too much, there should be chunks of nuts).
  • In pan heat ghee and add chopped dates, and saute and cook on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes or until dates become soft.
  • Once done let the dates cool down before mixing with nuts.
  • Mix both the dates and nuts and form a dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal parts.
  • Grease the modak mold with the ghee and fill it with the dates-nuts mixture.
  • Demold carefully and arrange in the plate(grease both the mold with ghee every time).
  • Dip and roll the lower half of the prepared modak into the roasted poppy seeds, that will look beautiful and will add a slight crunch to the Modak. 
  • Healthy and yummy Ganpati Bappa’s Favorite Khajur/Khajoor Modaks are ready to serve. Enjoy!!!

My Take: 

  • You can add roasted desiccated coconut too along with nuts.
  • You can add nuts of your choice, but add in small portions, some nuts may give a bitter taste to the modaks.
  • You can reserve some powdered nuts and sprinkle over the modaks instead of poppy seeds. This will look nice as well as make the modak non-sticky.
  • You can use pistachio powder to sprinkle over the modak for pleasant color.
  • You can roll the whole Modak into the poppy seeds if you like.

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).

Health Benefits of Khajur/Khajoor Modak:

  • It is high in antioxidants that can help prevent the development of certain chronic illnesses.
  • Promote digestive health, and relieve constipation.
  • Dates are rich in magnesium and it acts as an Anti-inflammatory.
  • Dates help to promote and ease natural labor for pregnant women when consumed during the last few weeks of pregnancy.
  • Nuts are high in fat, low in carbs, and a great source of several nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, and selenium.
  • Eating nuts may help reduce risk factors for many chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes.
  • Nuts may help improve blood lipid levels and reduce blood pressure.
  • Nuts promote a healthy heart and strong bones and also are good for your skin and hair(as they are rich in copper).
Good Time To Eat:

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

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