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-
Directions to make modak 3 ways
Modak made in chocolate flavor. Sweets for ganesh chaturthi as offered for prasadam.
- 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
Prepare all the ingredients before making modak.
Grease modak mold lightly and keep aside.
In a pan(i used nonstick) heat mawa on a low flame.
Mawa will start melting, add sugar at this stage. Cook but make sure that mawa does not turn brown. Also add elichi powder.
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.
Now as soon as the mixture leaves the pan. Switch of the gas.
Let it cool down enough to handle.
Fill the modak mold completely, close it and they will come out in shape of a modak.
Repeat with all the mixture. Its ready.
Modak made with cashews/kaju. Traditional sweets for prasadam during Ganpati.
- 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
In a pan start by mixing milk and sugar. Cook this till the milk starts to evaporate and mixture thicken almost like condense milk.
Now ass the cashew mixture. Cook but don't let it brown(use very low heat).
The mixture should leave the sides, its done. Switch of the gas and let it cool enough to handle.
Using aa modak mold(grease the molds) make modak's, its ready!!
Add little kesar with milk for a variety of flavor.
Kesar Mawa modak made with evaporated milk and saffron. Offerings to Lord Ganesha in prasadam.
- 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
Grate mawa and prep all the ingredients before starting.
Now on low heat mix mawa, sugar, saffron milk and cook.
As it cooks the mixture will become like a mass. Dont over dry it as it will thicken even after its cooked.
Now cool the mixture enough to handle.
Grease the modak mould and shape the modak, its ready!!
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