Panchakhadya Khirapat Modak

Panchakhadya is a sweet dish made with just 5 ingredients. It is prepared as an offering to Lord Ganesh during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. This recipe is a sweet fried dumpling with Panchakhadya stuffed inside.


For Filling

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut, dry roasted and ground coarsely
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds, dry roasted
  • 1/2 cup rock sugar, grounded coarsely
  • 1 tablespoon kismish
  • 1 tablespoon dired dates chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon green cardamom powder

For cover

  • 1 cup All purpose flour / maida
  • 1/2 cup semolina / rava
  • Milk to knead dough
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons ghee


  1. Grind coconut, poppy seeds and sugar into a fine powder.
  2. Add chopped dates, sultanas and cardamom powder and mix well.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine flour, semolina and salt.
  4. Add 3 tbsp gheeto the flour mixture and knead by adding milk to form a stiff dough. Cover and keep aside for an hour.
  5. Roll the dough into small circles and place a spoonful of filling in the middle.
  6. Pinch the edges of the circles and bring them together to form momos.
  7. Deep fry them until golden brown.
  8. Serve panchkhadya khirapat modak warm when its most crispy.

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