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Oats Modak

Oats Modak Recipe

A modak is a sweet dumpling that is famous in India and is traditionally made during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration. During this event, Modak is offered to Lord Ganesha as prasad. Who doesn't like a healthy alternative in desserts these days, especially since modaks are an important part of Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations?

During the festive season, there are a variety of different versions of modaks. Oats modak is a modern version of a traditional Maharashtrian delicacy. Modaks are traditionally made with rice flour and a filling of coconut and jaggery, then steamed to perfection and served with a drizzle of ghee. 

The oats modak is made with the goodness of oats, condensed milk, butter, and is garnished with some nuts on top. The traditional method of making modak takes up to 1 hour or more. But the oats modak recipe is almost instant when using condensed milk. Oats modak with condensed milk is an easy treat that can be made at home with your loved ones. You can garnish the oats modak with almond, pistachios or any nuts of your choice. Here’s how to make oats modak at home with Nestlé MILKMAID. 

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  • 1/2 tinNestlé MILKMAID
  • 1 cupNestlé a+ Toned Milk
  • 1½ cupPlain Oats
  • 1 cupButter
  • 1/4 tspCardamom Powder

How to make Oats Modak

  • Step 1 Roast plain oats with some butter on a medium to low flame until they become slightly brown. Once cool, blend them to a fine powder in a blender.
  • Step 2 In a pan, combine Nestlé MILKMAID and milk, and cook on a low flame. Stir continuously until it boils. Add the grinded oats powder and butter. Continue cooking on a medium flame until the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan. Remove from flame and add cardamom powder.
  • Step 3 Transfer the mixture onto a plate and let it cool lightly. Shape the mixture into modaks and serve!

Tips to Make Oats Modak

  • While making the oats modak, roast the oats on a low flame to avoid burning or charring.
  • You can garnish the oats modak with pistachio and other nuts of your choice.
  • If you're a beginner, start with a smaller batch while trying the easy oats modak recipe to get the hang of it.

FAQs on Oats Modak

1. Can the oats modak recipe be doubled?

Yes, you can absolutely double the oats modak recipe depending on your requirement.

2. Why is the oats modak dough cracking while shaping or moulding?

If the dough is too dry and needs moisture, it will crack during shaping. Sprinkle some warm water and knead the dough.

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