Ghee in Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration: Milkio Ghee for modak making

  • July 7, 2021
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Ghee can be used for making Modaks, but how?

You may cook two different types of modaks to enjoy your Ganesh Chaturthi celebration.

During the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, it is customary to offer sweet delicacies as Lord Ganesha has a predilection for them. This Hindu festival lasts for 10 days and is observed to commemorate Lord Ganesha’s birthday. Devotees religiously offer Lord Ganesha an assortment of offerings, such as fruits, cooked dishes, and sweets, daily. Ghee is also called clarified butter and ghritam.

The history of Modak?

Modak is one of the favorite sweets of Ganeshji. Modak is available in the market, readymade. You can buy it from nearby sweet shops. But you may not be happy with the readymade sweets you can get from the shop. 

Suppose you’re away from home and missing the delectable desserts from your favorite sweet shop, or you want to skip market-bought items and opt for fresh homemade desserts. You may try making Modak at home.

It is an easy-to-make recipe, which you can try with Milkio  Organic Grass-fed ghee. 

The Executive Chef at Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru, Kasiviswanathan, has shared the secret of making the perfect modak.

You may follow her recipes, leaving an impression on your family and friends that you can make Modak with Milkio Clarified Butter well. 

Ghee In Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration
Ghee’s significance in Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
How to cook Kara modak ?

Ingredients :

  • Rice flour: 100 gm
  • Water: 250 gm
  • Salt: 20 gm
  • Mustard seeds: 10 gm
  • Jeera seeds: 5 gm
  • Milkio A2 organic grass-fed Ghee: 25 ml
  • Green chilly: 10 gm
  • Curry leaves: 5 gm
  • Coriander: 5 gm
  • Ginger: 5 gm
  • Grated coconut: 10 gm
Method: How to cook Kara Modak?
  • Take a heavy bottom pan tempering with ghee, mustard, jeera, curry, ginger, coriander, and coconut.
  • Sauté all the ingredients till it turns golden brown, then add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add in rice flour and mix thoroughly.
  • Make dumplings from the batter.
  • Steam it in a steamer for at least 10 minutes.
  • Assemble and serve.
How to cook Rava Modak with ghee?

Another Modak you can cook with ghee is Rava Modak. These are sweet dumplings, and the outer cover is made with semolina. You can make the feeling with cardamom powder, jaggery, and coconut.


For making the cover:

  • Fine semolina or Rava-1 cup
  • Water- 1 cup
  • pinch salt
  • Milkio A2 Grass-fed Ghee-1 teaspoon.


  • Jaggery-1 cup
  • Desiccated coconut or fresh grated coconut-1 cup
  • Cardamon powder-1 tsp
Instructions: How to cook Rava Modak!
  • Boil water and add a pinch of salt to it.
  • Add the Rava and stir continuously, then switch off the gas stove.
  • Cover and keep it aside.
  • For filling, take 1 teaspoon of Milkio grass-fed ghee in a pan. Then add coconut and jaggery to it.
  • Now, knead the Rava so that it forms a dough.
  • Make small lemon-sized balls with the dough.
  • Now, take one ball at a time and spread it to form a flat circle shape with the help of your fingers.
  • Place 1 teaspoon of the filling in the puri and pinch the bowl’s sides with your fingers.
  • Now bring the pinched edges together to close the modak.
  • You can steam the modaks by placing them on a  clarified butter-greased tray. You have to steam them for 5-7mins on high flame.
  • Alternatively, you can also fry these modaks in pure Milkio grass-fed ghee.

Preparing Modak is part of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in its authentic mode. You can make the modak at home to make your Ganesh puja more customized and sincere.  Use Milkio A2 organic grass-fed ghee to make your modak.

Why ghee is a better oil for preparing desserts?

Clarified butter is often considered a better choice for preparing desserts for several reasons:

  1. Flavor Enhancement: Clarified butter has a rich, nutty, buttery flavor that can enhance the taste of desserts. Its unique flavor and creamy mouthfeel adds depth and complexity to sweet dishes, making them more flavorful and indulgent.
  2. Aroma: The pleasant aroma of the dairy oil can enhance the overall sensory experience of desserts. It imparts a delightful buttery fragrance that complements the sweetness of many treats.
  3. Smooth Texture: It has a smooth and creamy texture, contributing to the smoothness and mouthfeel of desserts. It can create a luxurious, melt-in-your-mouth quality in baked goods.
  4. High Smoke Point: Ghee has a high smoke point (around 450°F or 232°C), which means it can withstand high baking temperatures without burning or producing harmful compounds. This makes it suitable for baking desserts at high heat.
  5. Dairy Flavor without Lactose: The dairy oil is cooked by slow-cooking butter, which removes the milk solids and lactose. As a result, it provides a rich dairy flavor without the lactose content. This makes it a good choice for those who are lactose intolerant.
  6. Longer Shelf Life: Ghritam oil has a longer shelf life than regular butter due to the removal of milk solids. This means you can store it longer without it going rancid, making it convenient for baking.
  7. Cultural Significance: Ghee is an essential ingredient in many traditional desserts in Indian cuisine, such as ladoos, halwa, and gulab jamun. Its use in these recipes has a long history and cultural significance.
  8. Nutritional Benefits: Clarified butter contains healthy fats and is a trusted source of fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K. While it is calorie-dense, it can provide some nutritional benefits when consumed in moderation.

It’s important to note that while the oil offers these advantages, it is still calorie-dense, so portion control is essential, especially in desserts. Also, the distinctive flavor of ghee may only be suitable for some dessert recipes, so it’s best to use it in dishes where its flavor complements the overall taste profile.

Whether clarified butter or ghritam is a better choice for preparing desserts depends on the specific dessert recipe and your taste preferences. It can be an excellent option for adding better consistency and flavor to a wide range of sweet treats.

About Milkio Ghee:

Try Milkio grass-fed ghee, prepared in New Zealand from local and imported ingredients. Milkio grass-fed ghee is all-natural and does not contain artificial color, flavor, or chemical preservatives.

Milkio grass-fed ghee products are verified as non-GMO. Milkio Foods, the leading grass-fed ghee manufacturer and exporter, produces them. The ghee is all-natural and offers an intensely nutty, feel-good aroma, rich, creamy texture, and additive-free quality, making it a superfood for the kitchen.

Milkio clarified butter is a gluten, lactose, casein, carb, sugar, and chemical-free product safe for consuming lactose intolerants and casein sensitives. It is keto and paleo diet-friendly.  Milkio ghee products do not contain artificial color, flavor, or preservatives.

Milkio ghee offers a high smoke point. It is shelf-stable dairy oil you can store in the kitchen at room temperature for up to 18 months from manufacturing. To buy Milkio ghee, you may order at the Milkio website. 

If you’re keen on collaborating with us for importing, purchasing, distributing, or trading Milkio Ghee products, developing private-label ghee products, or getting contract ghee manufacturing support, feel free to drop us an email. Our team will promptly respond to your message within the next 48 hours.

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