Modak 3 ways, Offerings To Lord Ganesha

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Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu fastival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha. Its a ten day festival where devotees welcome Lord Ganesh Idols into homes or community as a whole.

Offerings and prasadam is offered after prayers, often sweets and fruits. One such sweet claimed to be Lord Ganesha’s favorite is Modak.

Traditional modak has a filling with an other covering Made with rice flour and then seemed.

Here I have 3 variety of modak-

 

Lets begin-

Directions to make modak 3 ways

4.93 from 39 votes
Chocolate Modak
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Modak made in chocolate flavor. Sweets for ganesh chaturthi as offered for prasadam.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chocolate modak, how to make modak, modak
Servings: 6 Piece
Author: Avin Kohli
Ingredients
  • 1 cup grated mawa
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (Or 4 tbsp cocoa powder)
  • 2 tbsp sugar (Or as per your taste)
  • 1 pinch cadamom powder (elichi)
  • Ghee to grease the molds
Instructions
  1. Prepare all the ingredients before making modak. 

  2. Grease modak mold lightly and keep aside.

  3. In a pan(i used nonstick) heat mawa on a low flame. 

  4. Mawa will start melting, add sugar at this stage. Cook but make sure that mawa does not turn brown. Also add elichi powder.

  5. Now also quickly as the chocolate chips or cocoa powder. 

    If you add chocolate chips it will take time for it to dry out into a thick mass. If you add cocoa powder the mixture will dry faster. But taste in both case will be different.

  6. Now as soon as the mixture leaves the pan. Switch of the gas.

  7. Let it cool down enough to handle.

  8. Fill the modak mold completely, close it and they will come out in shape of a modak.

  9. Repeat with all the mixture. Its ready.

 

4.93 from 39 votes
Kaju Modak
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Modak made with cashews/kaju. Traditional sweets for prasadam during Ganpati.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: how to make modak, kaju modak, modak
Servings: 6 piece
Author: Avin Kohli
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar (use less as per taste)
  • 1/4 cup ful fat milk
  • 1 cup powdered cashews
  • 1/4 tsp ghee to grease the modak mold
Instructions
  1. In a pan start by mixing milk and sugar. Cook this till the milk starts to evaporate and mixture thicken almost like condense milk.

  2. Now ass the cashew mixture. Cook but don't let it brown(use very low heat).

  3. The mixture should leave the sides, its done. Switch of the gas and let it cool enough to handle.

  4. Using aa modak mold(grease the molds) make modak's, its ready!!

Recipe Notes

Add little kesar with milk for a variety of flavor.

 

4.93 from 39 votes
Kesar Mawa Modak
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Kesar Mawa modak made with evaporated milk and saffron. Offerings to Lord Ganesha in prasadam.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: how to make modak, kesar mawa modak, modak
Servings: 6
Author: Avin Kohli
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Mawa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder green elichi
  • 8-9 saffron strands mix with 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 2-3 drops yellow food coloring optional
Instructions
  1. Grate mawa and prep all the ingredients before starting.

  2. Now on low heat mix mawa, sugar, saffron milk and cook.

  3. Keep stirring. 

  4. As it cooks the mixture will become like a mass. Dont over dry it as it will thicken even after its cooked.

  5. Now cool the mixture enough to handle.

  6. Grease the modak mould and shape the modak, its ready!!

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38 thoughts on “Modak 3 ways, Offerings To Lord Ganesha

  1. Avin , all 3 varieties of Modak looks stunning. Loved the recipe. Bookmarkingbthe recipe for future use. Beautifully explained , very easy to make .5 stars

  2. Lovely Modak. All your flavors are irresistible and delicious. I am sure Lord Ganesha must have been very pleased. I loved the way you captured it, It is so divine. For the next occasion, I will give a try on one of your flavors. Great share!5 stars

  3. Avin, you really nailed each modak recipe with such a perfection. Loved each of the version. I am yet to document mine.5 stars

  4. This post is an answer to all modak recipe searches. I don’t know why I didn’t see this earlier. I would have made at least two varieties. I am definitely trying this, festival or no festival5 stars

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