Chocolate modak recipe | How to make chocolate modak recipe

Chocolate modak recipe – Chocolate modak is a cocoa powder and milk powder(dry mawa or khoya) based fusion modak for Lord ganpati. Milk, milk powder, cocoa powder, Cadbury chocolate, powdered sugar, chopped dry fruits are the secret ingredients for making this modak recipe. Without using mawa or milk solids or even condensed milk and dark chocolate, this chocolate modak make it tastes awesome. Today we will learn how to make chocolate modak recipe at home with step by step pictures.

This chocolate modak is totally different from the traditional steamed or ukadiche modak recipe. But kept the ukadiche modak coconut stuffing idea in my mind, I stuffed this modak with roughly chopped dry fruits. Which lifts its taste twice, even you may skip this portion if you don’t like dry nuts in your modak. It’s a very simple and easy to make modak recipe with easily available ingredients. 

chocolate modak for ganesh chaturthi

Modak or modakam has different varieties, apart from steamed ones, people make a lot more different types of modak. Such as mawa modak, Suji modak, ladoo modak, kaju modak, dry fruits modak and many more.  

Enjoy this Ganesh Chaturthi with this yummy milk powder chocolate modak, and Please let me know your valuable feedback after making it at home. Just by writing down the feedback in the comment section below. 

You may also try my special ukadiche modak or steamed modak recipe

                          Ganesh Chaturthi special ukadiche modak recipe

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all of you, may the blessings of Ganesha bring good luck to you and your family.

Chocolate modak recipe

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 35 mins

Served in: 50 mins

Servings: 25 chocolate modaks

Course: sweet / dessert

Cuisine: Indian

Author: Moumita Paul

Ingredients of chocolate modak

1 cup = 250 ml

  • 1 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 40 gms or 6-7 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 60 gms Cadbury chocolate bar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 20-25 almond and cashew nuts(roughly chopped)
  • 2 tsp ghee 

How to make chocolate modak recipe


Making chocolate modak dough

  • Take 1 & 1/2 cup pre-boiled milk(at room temperature) in a pan.
  • Add 40 gms or 6-7 tbsp of cocoa powder to it. Mix it continuously to make it lump-free.
  • once the cocoa powder is nicely mixed with the milk, turn on the heat to its minimum.
  • 2-3 mins cook the mix, then add 1/2 cup powdered sugar to it, let the sugar melt down.
  • Once the sugar completely melts down, add 1 & 1/2 cup of milk powder to it in 2-3 batches.
  • After adding each batch, mix it nicely that lump should not form into this mix.
  • When the mixture will be in little thick consistency, then add the Cadbury Chocolates to it.
  • Let the chocolates completely meltdown, cook them by stirring them continuously to get them thicker.
  • After a certain period of time, the mixture will be thicker and start to leave the pan.
  • Now stir it continuously till the mixture totally leave the bottom and sides of the pan.
  • Let the entire mixture come together in the middle of the pan or turn into a dough. Then turn off the heat.
  • Place the mixture on a plate, the plate should be nicely greased with ghee.
  • Let the dough gets cool down.
  • In the meantime, roughly chop almond and cashew nuts and keep them in a bowl.

Modak stuffing with chopped dry fruit

  • When the dough cools down, first, grease the mould with little ghee.
  • Then greased your palms, take a small portion of dough, keep it on one side of the mould.
  • Close the mould and remove the excess amount of dough, which comes out of the dough.
  • Then grease your pointer finger, turn the mould upside down and make a hole through its bottom.
  • Make sure, the cover of the modak must not be too thin, again remove the extra part coming out of the mould.
  • Take some chopped nuts, and use it as filling or stuffing.
  • Slightly press the nuts down and cover the bottom with a little portion of dough.
  • Make the bottom flat by little pressing it down with your palm.
  • Gently remove it from the mould and keep it on a plate greased with ghee.
  • Repeat the process to make all the modak until the mixture is not finished. 
  • Serve this chocolate modak Ganpati Bappa to this Ganesh Chaturthi first.

How to make chocolate modak

  • First, take 1 1/2 cup pre-boiled milk (at room temperature) in a pan. Then mix the chocolate or cocoa powder with it.
adding cocoa powder into the milk
  • Stir it till the chocolate or cocoa powder completely melt down into the milk.
stirring to completely mix the powder into the milk
  • Then place the mixture to the low heat and add powdered sugar to it. Stir it nicely.
powdered sugar added to the mix
  • After cooking the mixture for a few minutes, add milk powder to it in 2-3 batches in the mix. Continuous stirring is required to make it lump-free.
adding milk powder into batches with the mix
  • After continuous stirring on a low flame, the mixture will reach a thick consistency. Then add the Cadbury bar to it.
cadbury bar is added to the little thick mixture
  • When the chocolate completely melts down into the mixture, make it thick by continuous stirring. As shown in the pic. Don’t forget to stir it after every few seconds, as chances are there to stick to the bottom.
after continuous stirring the mixture starts to get more thick
  • After some time the mixture will start to leave the bottom and the sidewall of the pan. As shown in the pic.
the chocolate mixture starts to leave the bottom of the pan
  • When the mixture completely leaves the pan and comes to the middle of the pan like dough. Then turn off the heat.
the mixture turned into a dough which is ready to make easy chocolate modak recipe
  • Then place the dough on a plate that was nicely greased with ghee. 
dough is on the plate, greased with ghee and ready to make chocolate modak sweet
  • Now let it completely cool down. In the meantime, chop the almonds and cashew nuts, and keep it in a bowl.
roughly chopped cashew ans almonds for chocolate modak filling
  • When the dough cools down, take the mould and greased its inner wall with ghee.
greasing the modak mould with ghee
  • First, grease your palms and make a small ball from the dough. Put it on one side of the mould.
put the small portion of dough on one side of the modak mould
  • Then Close the mould tightly and remove the excess part of the dough, coming out through its sides.
tightly closed the mould and excess portion comes out of the mould
  • Now grease your pointer finger, turn the mould upside down and make a hole through the bottom of the modaks. As shown in the picture.
making the hole throuh the bottom of this modak for its stuffing

How to stuff this chocolate modak with dry fruit

  • First, make sure, modak’s cover must not be too thin. Then remove the extra part which was coming out of the side of the mould.
showing thick cover of this fusion modak
  • Then take some chopped nuts, and stuff the modak with it.
stuffed the modak with chopped nuts or dry fruit
  • Now, little press the nuts down and cover the bottom portion with a little amount of dough. After that press its bottom by your pam to make it flat.
put a liitle portion of dough to the bottom of this chocolate modak and made it flat
  • Then gently remove it from the mould and keep it on a plate greased with ghee.
after removing the chocolate modak from the mold
  • Even if you don’t have any mould, then give it a shape like modak. Then stuff it with nuts following the same recipe.
making stuffed chocolated modak without mould
  • Continue the same process of making modak until the mixture is not finished. 
 chocolate modak is ready to offer lord ganpati
  • After making this chocolate modak keep it in an airtight container for offering it to Ganpati Bappa to this Ganesh Chaturthi. 


  • Continuous stirring is very important for making this sweet recipe. As chocolate has a tendency to get bitter in taste if unattended.
  • Even you may add more or less sugar as per your requirement.

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