Mawa modak are quick and tasty modak variety made from mawa/khoya, sugar and cardamom powder.
or 1.5 cups grated mawa (khoya or evaporated milk solids)
sugar or add as per taste
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.
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