mawa modak recipe
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mawa modak

Mawa modak are quick and tasty modak variety made from mawa/khoya, sugar and cardamom powder.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 8 to 10
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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


  • Grease the modak moulds with a bit of butter or ghee or oil. Place aside.
  • Crumble or grate mawa or khoya.
  • Heat a pan. Keep the flame to a low and add 1.5 cups grated mawa.
  • Keep stirring on low flame for a minute. The mawa will start melting.
  • When the mawa begin to melt, add 1/2 cup sugar in the mawa mixture and stir for a minute.
  • Soon the mawa mixture will start releasing fat.
  • Once the mixture starts bubbling, then sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder.
  • The mixture will start thickening. Continuously keep stirring.
  • Keep stirring on low flame until the mixture starts leaving the edges of the pan.
  • Do not overcook as then the modaks will turn out dense.
  • Immediately transfer the mixture in another bowl/dish/thali.
  • Allow the mixture to cool.
  • Knead the dough gently while its still warm.
  • Make small balls from them while they are still warm.
  • Place a small mawa ball in the modak mould. Just press the mawa ball so that it takes the shape of the mould.
  • Gently unmould and repeat the same with the rest of mixture. I got about 9 modaks from the modak mixture.
  • Place the modaks over a greased plate/thali.
  • Offer mawa modaks to lord ganesha. These modaks can also be chilled and then served later.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 84mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 213mg