Our very dear Lord Ganpati’s Modaks takes different forms as they travel across Maharashtra. Before I got married , my modaks were limited to Ukadiche or steamed ones made from Steamed rice flour and fried ones from wheat flour . Both had common stuffing made with scraped coconut and jaggery. I still remember my first ganpati post marriage…and remember how grand it was !! And ohh my god…me and my mom in law made a big dabba full of modaks!! And they were not like the ones we made at home back in mumbai. They were made from dried coconut , dryfruits and sugar ,alongwith some other simple ingredients!! And they were called Khirapat che Modak! Khirapat is nothing but a mix of grated roasted dry coconut and castor sugar. Its also made as a prashad during evening aartis during the ganpati festival! These modaks are slightly smaller in size and very light. Being made from all dry ingredients,they can be stored for upto 2-3 days in an airtight container.