Mawa Modak, Khoya Modak Recipe

Mava Modak

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Rich and luscious, the Mawa Modak is a melt-in-the-mouth treat, which puts other mithai to shame with its unique taste and texture.

Although it is quite a grand fare, the good news is that it is much easier to make than the traditional modak, which requires a bit of deft handwork. This modak on the other hand just requires you to pack the mixture into the modak mould, and de-mould after a press.

Festive Occasion like Ganesh Chaturthi is the time to make umpteen varieties of Modak like
Shrikhand Modak , Chocolate Modak , Amrit Modak .....

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Mawa Modak, Khoya Modak Recipe recipe - How to make Mawa Modak, Khoya Modak Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     21Makes 21 modaks
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  1. Combine the mava and sugar in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Switch on the flame and cook the mava mixture on high flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  3. Reduce the flame to medium and cook for 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Remove from the flame, transfer it into a bowl and keep aside to cool for 6 to 7 hours.
  5. Combine the saffron and milk in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  6. Crumble the mava with your finger tips, add the pistachios, cardamom powder and saffron-milk mixture, mix well.
  7. Take a portion of the mava mixture, place it on one side of the modak mould and close the modak mould tightly.
  8. Remove the excess modak mixture from the edges of the modak mould and demould the modak.
  9. Repeat steps 7 to 8 and make 20 more modaks and serve.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Modak moulds are easily available in local “steel utensils and appliances” shops.
  2. Two types of moulds are available i. e. Plastic and stainless steel. Plastic moulds range between rs. 10 to rs. 30. Stainless steel moulds range between rs. 40 to rs. 70.
  3. Available in following Mumbai shops: contact nos. : Murugan Steel: 22-28193014 , 22-26184159, 22-25602993, New Andheri Glassware Mart: +(91)-22-28224203, Mehul Steel: 22-25605233

  1. These modaks stay fresh for 3 to 4 days at room temperature.

Mawa Modak Video, Khoya Modak Recipe by Tarla Dalal

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per modak
Energy85 cal
Protein3.1 g
Carbohydrates8.1 g
Fiber0 g
Fat4.4 g
Cholesterol0.1 mg
Sodium0.2 mg

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Mawa Modak, Khoya Modak Recipe
 on 22 Aug 20 01:20 PM

My mawa mix has become so soft that it doesnt take any shape . how do i fix it ?
Mawa Modak, Khoya Modak Recipe
 on 06 Sep 16 10:20 AM

Thanks for All kind of Modak recipes.
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Tarla Dalal    Welcome Sujata. Happy cooking.
06 Sep 16 11:05 AM
Mava Modak
 on 15 Nov 14 11:19 AM

The quickest version of modaks..Thank you so much..I made this for ganesh chaturthi this year to take to my relatives homes and they just loved it and wanted the recipe..Just tastes like pedas that we get in shops..Dint know could make such tasty ones at home too..Thanks again..