Heat 1 cup of water in a steamer pot. Once all the modak are ready, put the steaming rack inside the steamer pot (I do 7-8 at a time*) and cook covered for 10 mins on low to medium heat. Turn the heat off, let the modak cool for 5 mins. Gently remove them from the steaming rack onto a platter. Enjoy!
My steamer basket fits 8 modak without sticking to each other. Make sure there is a little room next to the modak so they do not stick to each other after cooking.
You may want to rinse and dry the modak mold half way through to make sure the modak do not stick to the mold.
Apply generous ghee to the mold before making each modak. This will make sure that the modak do not stick to the mold.