Best Places To Buy Ukdiche Modak in Mumbai

Looking for Lord Ganesha's favourite sweet in the metropolis?

Ishita Lote

Mumbai’s favourite festival is here and as the city welcomes its beloved Ganesha, we hit the spots known for their juicy, steamed modak. 

1) Sujata Uphar Griha, Girgaum

Specialising in Maharashtrian quick bites, Sujata Uphar Griha is a pocket-friendly vegetarian outlet that has been around for more than 100 years. This iconic little eatery has a long-standing history of supplying modak to prominent Mumbaikars such as Sunil Gavaskar and Lata Mangeshkar and also to the Taj Mahal Hotel. You shouldn’t leave the place without tasting their ukdiche modak, available all year round. Get there in the first half of the day, because on most days the freshly prepared batch is consumed in the first half of the day. The modak filling is made using jaggery and sugar in equal parts along with freshly scraped coconut. On special occasions, the filling has saffron strands, cashews and raisins. They accept bulk orders with a minimum of 25 modaks.

Price: Rs. 25/piece
Address:  277, Mapla House, J.S.S. Road, Thakurdwar, Girgaum

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2) Modakam, Prabhadevi

Located close to the renowned Siddhivinayak temple, Modakam offers ukdiche modak all year round. Don’t forget to ask for their specially curated festival special modak hamper, it comes complete with savoury snacks and prayer supplies. Although the price of Ukdiche modak is slightly higher than other outlets, it is worth every penny. 

Price: Rs.35/piece

Address: 8/1, Kamana CHS, SK Bole Marg, Near Sidhhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi 

3) Kutirodyog Mandir & Upahar Griha, Thane

An enterprise that started from home more than 60 years ago, this sweet shop offers ukdiche modak only during the 10 day long Ganapati festivities and on Sankashti—an  auspicious day celebrated on the fourth day of the full moon and dedicated to Ganesha. “To place bulk orders customers need to inform us 2-3 days prior in person. We do not accept orders over the phone,” says Mrs Kanta Bhoir, who manages the orders of ukdiche modak at Kutirudyog Mandir. 

Price: Rs. 25/piece

Address: Kutir Udyog Bhavan, Station Road, Next to Kopineshwar Mandir, Thane West

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4) Aaswad, Dadar 

Known for their home-style Maharashtrian fare, Aaswad’s season specials are quite a hit. Their soft ukdiche modaks are priced reasonably, but do not accept orders in advance. 

Price: Rs. 28/piece

Address: 61, Mejwani, Sadanand Gokhale Road, Opposite Amar Hind Mandal, Dadar West

 5) Potoba, Mahim

A perfect stop for breakfast, Potoba serves a pair of steamed modak per plate, piping hot and smeared with ghee. 

Price: Rs. 45/piece 

Address: 1, Diamond Court Society, Opposite Cloud 9 gym, Lady Jamshedji Road, Mahim

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6) Gypsy Corner, Dadar 

Visit Gypsy corner for their lip-smacking food, soft and spongy ukdiche modak. The medium-sized white modaks are filled with a coconut-jaggery mixture along with cashews. 

Price: Rs. 47/piece

Address: 120, Keluskar Road, Dadar west

7)   Saroj Sweet Mart, Chembur

With the arrival of Bappa, Saroj offers ukdiche modak. Contact them in advance if you wish to order in bulk. You can also place an order online. 

Price: Rs. 32/piece

Address: 14, Malhar Bhuvan, NG Acharya Marg, Chembur 

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8) Tambe Arogya Bhuvan, Dadar 

Known to be the progenitors of the popular beverage Piyush, this pre-independence eatery also serves excellent ukdiche modak. “We will start accepting orders for ukdiche modak from 26th August onwards. Every modak that we make weighs around 100-105 grams” informs Tambe’s owner, Mr Prashant. 

Price: Rs. 25/piece

Address: Near Patil Building, N.C Kelkar Road, Dadar West

9) Metkut, Thane

Metkut serves ukdiche modak only during the lunch and dinner time. You can ask for a pair of modak per plate with warm, sazuk (pure) ghee. 

Price: Rs. 70/plate (2 modaks)

Address: Jhala saffire building, ground floor, ghantali devi path, Naupada, Thane West

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10) Amey, Bandra

One of the few authentic Maharashtrian restaurants in Bandra, their ukdiche modak will never disappoint you!

Price: Rs. 35/piece and Rs. 210/plate (6 pieces).

Address: Cricket Club, Ali Yavar Jung Marg, opposite MIG, Siddharth Nagar, Bandra East

11) Shree Siddhivinayak Refreshments, Prabhadevi

The modak stacked on the counter near the entrance of the restaurant are sure to lure you. So pack a few on your way back home, the next time you visit the Siddhivinayak temple. 

Price: Rs. 25/piece

Address: Siddhivinayak society, next to Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi

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Home chefs

12) Kalpana Purao, Chembur

Mrs Kalpana Purao has been taking orders for Ukdiche Modak since the last 30 years. She is a one-man army and can make 100-125 modaks at a time on her own. When asked what makes her modaks special, she says “In addition to the primary ingredients- coconut, jaggery and cardamom I also add dry fruits, poppy seeds and chironji seeds, depending upon the customers instructions”. She also takes orders for home-style Maharashtrian meals.

Price: Rs. 25/piece

Contact number: 9821135373/ 9869256796

13) RG Catering, Andheri

RG catering is the brainchild of Rohit Gedam. They follow the traditional recipe “with a few tweaks”. Minimum order is for 12 pieces, and they offer home delivery options on the western line. 

Price: Ranges from Rs. 16-25/piece
Contact number: 9821225207/9136756916

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14) Deepika Pilankar, Dadar

Based in Dadar, Deepika has been in business for over 15 years and also supplies modak to some very popular restaurants. She also takes orders for other Maharashtrian specialities like puran poli and bhakri. 

Price: 22-25/piece

Contact number: 9004547944


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