Mawa Modak

    Janmashtami Special Mawa Modak

    Recipe by: MyDeliciousRecipes

    Mawa Modak

    Mawa modak or khoya modak is a traditional dessert made with solid milk. It is a delicious solid-milk based dessert that is usually made during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi and is offered to Lord Ganesha and served as prasad to devotees after worship. Modak is usually made with stuffing but mawa modak can be made with or without stuffing. We are sharing a delicious mawa modak recipe with stuffing of pistachios and mishri (sugar candy), adopt this recipe and make delicious mawa modak at your home and give us your feedback.


    Preparation Time
    10 Minutes
    Cooking Time
    15 Minutes
    Meal Type:

    Ice Cream Dessert and Sweets

    Milk1/2 CupMilk Powder1 1/4 Cup / 10 Gram
    Ghee / Clarified Butter1/4 CupGreen Cardamom Powder1 Teaspoon
    SaffronFew ThreadsSugar Powder (Optional)1/3 Cup
    Mishri Dana (Sugar Candy)15 - 20Pistachio, Finely Sliced4 - 5

    • Take 2 tablespoons of hot milk in a bowl and put saffron threads in it and mix well.
    • Take 1/2 cup milk in a vessel, add 1/4 cup ghee to it and heat it on low heat till the ghee melts and mixes well with the milk and keep it aside
    • Put 1 1/4 cup milk powder in a pan and fry it on low flame for 2 - 3 minutes while stirring continuously.
    • Add milk and ghee mixture to it and mix well. There should be no lumps in the mixture. Cook on low heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thick.
    • Add green cardamom powder and saffron milk and mix well. Continue cooking on low heat until it becomes like soft dough, while stirring constantly.
    • Turn off the gas and transfer the mawa in a plate. Set it aside to cool the mawa at room temperature. Once cool,  add sugar powder and mix well. 
    • Take a mold to make modak and grease it with ghee. Place 1 slice of pistachios on both sides and fill the mawa on both sides by pressing the mawa well.
    • Add 1-2 pieces of pistachios and one piece of mishri and close the mold. Press the mold tightly to affix both the sides well. Remove excess mawa, which comes out of the mold. Open the mold and remove the modak from it.
    • Delicious mawa modak is ready. In this way make all the remaining modak.

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