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mawa modak recipe
mawa modak recipe - quick modak recipe made from mawa/khoya, sugar and cardamom powder.
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total time:
25minutes

mawa modak recipe with step by step photos – these tasty modaks are made with minimal ingredients which is mawa/khoya (evaporated milk solids), sugar and cardamom powder. also you can make this sweet in less than 30 mins. since its ganesh chaturthi today thought of sharing mawa modak recipe.

mawa modak recipe

during ganesh chaturthi mainly steamed modaks and fried modaks are made. modaks and ladoos are favorite sweets of lord ganesha. there are other modak varieties which are also made like chocolate modak, rava modakdry fruits modak, mango modak and sweet kozhukattai. ganesha festival is celebrated with a lot of pomp & grandeur in india. one gets to see the joyous spirit and energy of people celebrating ganesha festival. its a great experience to see people singing the ganpati aarti during the day 🙂

this is a quick modak recipe and comes handy if you don’t have much time. these mawa modaks can also be served as naivedya to lord ganesha. your family will love these mawa modaks as they are rich and delicious.

mawa modak recipe

i have used modak moulds but you could even shape them with you hands. modak moulds are now easily available online.

there are many variations to make mawa modak recipe. some add dry fruits, milk powder but i have not used dry fruits or milk powder. the best part is you can make mawa modak ahead of time and refrigerate. it will last for 3 to 4 days in the fridge.

if you are looking for more ganesh chaturthi recipes then do check puran poli, coconut ladoo, rava ladoo, motichoor ladoo and coconut barfi recipe.

mawa modak recipe
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mawa modak recipe

mawa modak recipe - quick modak recipe made from mawa/khoya, sugar and cardamom powder.
course desserts
cuisine indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 25 minutes
servings 8 to 10
rough calories per serving 171 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 250 grams mawa or 1.5 cups grated mawa (khoya or evaporated milk solids)
  • ½ cup sugar or add as per taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon ghee/oil for greasing the modak moulds

how to make mawa modak recipe

  1. grease the modak moulds with a bit of butter or ghee or oil. place aside.
  2. crumble or grate mawa or khoya.
  3. heat a pan. keep the flame to a low and add 1.5 cups grated mawa.
  4. keep stirring on low flame for a minute. the mawa will start melting.
  5. when the mawa begin to melt, add 1/2 cup sugar in the mawa mixture and stir for a minute.
  6. soon the mawa mixture will start releasing fat.
  7. once the mixture starts bubbling, then sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder.
  8. the mixture will start thickening. continuously keep stirring.
  9. keep stirring on low flame until the mixture starts leaving the edges of the pan.
  10. do not overcook as then the modaks will turn out dense.
  11. immediately transfer the mixture in another bowl/dish/thali.
  12. allow the mixture to cool.
  13. knead the dough gently while its still warm.
  14. make small balls from them while they are still warm.
  15. place a small mawa ball in the modak mould. just press the mawa ball so that it takes the shape of the mould.
  16. gently unmould and repeat the same with the rest of mixture. i got about 9 modaks from the modak mixture.
  17. place the modaks over a greased plate/thali.
  18. offer mawa modaks to lord ganesha. these modaks can also be chilled and then served later.

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how to make quick mawa modak recipe

1. first keep all the ingredients ready for the modak. crumble or grate 250 grams mawa or khoya. also keep ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder and ½ cup sugar ready.

mawa modak recipe
2. grease the modak moulds with a bit of butter or ghee or oil. place aside.

mawa modak recipe
3. heat a pan. keep the flame to a low and add 1.5 cups of grated mawa/khoya.

mawa modak recipe

4. keep stirring on low flame for a minute. the mawa would start melting.

mawa modak recipe
5. when the mawa begins to melt, add ½ cup sugar in the mawa mixture.

mawa modak recipe

6. stir for a minute.
mawa modak recipe
7. soon the mawa mixture will start releasing fat.

mawa modak recipe
8. once the mixture starts bubbling, then sprinkle ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder.

mawa modak recipe
9. the mixture will start thickening. so continuously keep stirring.

mawa modak recipe
10. keep stirring on low flame until the mixture starts leaving the edges of the pan.

mawa modak recipe
11. when the mixture begins to leave the side of the pan, then switch off the flame. immediately transfer the mixture in another bowl/dish/thali. do not overcook the mawa mixture, as then the modaks will turn out dense.

mawa modak recipe
12. allow the mixture to cool.

mawa modak recipe
13. knead the dough gently while its still warm. i have changed my glass dish to a metal thali, as it was more convenient for me to knead on a metal dish.

mawa modak recipe
14. make small balls from them while they are still warm.

mawa modak recipe
15. place a small mawa ball in the modak mould.

mawa modak recipe

16. press the mawa ball with your fingers so that  it gets the shape of the mould.

mawa modak recipe
17. gently unmould and repeat the same with the rest of mixture. i got about 9 modaks from the modak mixture.

mawa modak recipe

18. place the modaks over a greased plate/thali.

mawa modak recipe
offer mawa modaks to lord ganesha. these modaks can also be chilled and then served later.

mawa modak recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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6 comments/reviews

  1. hi tried this recipe and made pedhas instead of modak. everyone just loved it. thanks a lot dear. u r just amazing.

    • welcome priyanka, thanks for positive views. glad you liked the mawa modaks.

  2. Hi, this is rucha here. I tried this similar recipe of yours with Cashew nuts. However, I observed that it becomes very difficult to unmould the modaks as the mawa becomes very moist even with the heat of our hands. Even i tried to keep it for a long time to get the mixture cooled down,but the moistness was not going. Hence I had to refrigerate the mixture overnight and the next morning I used the mold when the mixture was considerably cold. Do you have any tip to avoid the moistness of the mawa?

    • rucha, if you cook the mawa well, then there is no stickiness or moistness felt. mawa pedas are also made in the same way. i never had any problem with mawa if it has been cooked well. you can use heat safe gloves, so that the mawa does not become moist due to the heat from your hands. another option is what you did. that is to refrigerate the mawa. but if you cook it well, then there is no need to refrigerate or use gloves.

      • oh okay great. thanks for the reply 🙂
        I will surely take care of what you suggested.

        Regards,
        Rucha

        • welcome rucha 🙂

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