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Strawberry Rose Modak, made with semolina,sugar, strawberries, rose syrup is easy to make and a delectable sweet offering to Lord Ganesha during the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, festival recipe, Indian Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 pieces


  • ½ cup semolina,sooji
  • 1 cup milk warm
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp rose syrup
  • 8-10 medium strawberries fresh
  • 1 tbsp coarsely chopped pistachio
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped dried rose petals organic



  • Wash the strawberries and puree them using the ½ cup water.
  • Pour the puree into a small pan. Add about 2-3 tbsp sugar from the measured sugar.
  • Heat the puree over low heat, stirring it frequently till the sugar melts. Let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add rose syrup to the strawberry puree and mix.
  • Heat ghee in a wide pan over medium heat.
  • Add semolina, lower the heat. Roast the semolina, stirring it constantly till it turns light brown in colour or the ghee begins to separate.
  • Add milk, slowly from the edge as steam will be created.
  • Mix well, and make sure there are no lumps.
  • Add the strawberry puree and sugar.
  • Keep stirring till the mixture comes away from the pan and becomes like a dough.
  • Add cardamom powder, rose petals and pistachios.
  • Mix and serve hot strawberry rose kesari.


  • Open the mould. Lightly grease a modak mould with some ghee.
  • Take about a teaspoonful of the kesari and form a rough ball.
  • Place the ball in the middle part of the mould.
  • Close the mould. Press the kesari from the bottom.
  • Open the mould and remove the shaped kesari.
  • Repeat with the remaining kesari.


  • Serve hot strawberry rose kesari as a dessert
  • I didn't add any food coloring as the rose syrup has colour. However, if you want then add red food colour.
  • If you don't have dried rose petals then omit adding them.
Keyword semolina recipe, strawberry modak, strawberry rose kesari