Mawa Modak Recipe

Indulge in the flavourful delight of Mawa Modak, a symbol of devotion from Maharashtra, often offered to Lord Ganesha during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi.

Our easy Mawa Modak recipe combines rice flour, milk, Nestlé MILKMAID, cardamom, and butter. This mixture is carefully moulded into intricate modak shapes, making each one look and taste delightful.

Nestlé MILKMAID gives these modaks a creamy, velvety texture and sweetness that perfectly complements the subtle spice of cardamom. This helps you achieve the authentic flavours of this traditional treat with ease and without compromising on quality.

Crafted with love and tradition that’s passed down through generations, these homemade Mawa Modaks are not just a dessert but a cultural experience. Share these delectable treats with your loved ones to celebrate festivals or savour them simply as a sweetmeat.

Elevate your festive celebrations with delicious homemade Mawa Modaks. Try our recipe today!

  • Servings - 8
  • Preparation - 15 Min
  • Cooking - 20 Min

Ingredients for Mawa Modak

  • 1 Nestlé MILKMAID Mini
  • 1 cup Nestlé a+ Toned Milk
  • 1/2 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder

How to make Mawa Modak

  • Step 1: In a pan, combine Nestlé MILKMAID and milk, and cook on a low flame. Stir continuously until it boils. Add the rice flour and butter. Continue cooking on a medium flame until the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan. Add cardamom powder. Remove from flame.
  • Step 2: Transfer the mixture onto a plate and let it cool lightly.
  • Step 3: Shape the mixture into modaks and serve!

Tips to Make Mawa Modak

  • Cook the modak mixture on low to medium heat, as directed in the above Mawa Modak recipe, to avoid burning and ensure even blending.
  • Grease your hands and modak moulds with butter to prevent sticking while shaping the modaks.
  • Let the mixture cool before shaping to prevent burns and make it easier to work.
  • Modaks are best enjoyed fresh, so serve them shortly after preparing.

FAQs on Mawa Modak

1. How do I achieve the perfect shape of modaks?

Modaks are traditionally shaped by hand, but you can also use moulds to create intricate designs. If you are shaping them by hand, moisten your fingers with water or ghee.

2. Can I customise the flavour of Mawa Modaks?

You can add ingredients like saffron or rose essence to the Mawa Modak recipe to create unique variations.

3. For how long can I store Mawa Modaks?

You can store Mawa Modak at room temperature in an airtight container for one or two days. If you'd like to store them for longer, refrigerate them in an airtight container, and they will remain fresh for up to one week.

4. What's the significance of Modaks during Ganesh Chaturthi?

Modaks are known as Lord Ganesha's favourite treat. Hence, it's a tradition to offer Lord Ganesha with 21 modaks as bhog on this special occasion.

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