Mawa Modak - Ganesh Chaturthi Special

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Sep. 26, 2014

Mawa Modak, also known as peda modak, khoya modak and amrit modak is one of those sweets which is the most hit in Mumbai sweet shops during the Ganpati Mahotsav. During, the festive time, when we all are struggling to manage our times in everything we do, this is one such recipe which in fact comes handy always. This sweet is basically a milk fudge with some awesome flavors. As always, one could customize the flavors based on availability and desire, here comes the recipe.


Mawa 160 Gram (Homemade)
Powdered sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (Or less)
Cardamom pods 4 (3
Milk 2 Teaspoon
Saffron stands 10 (a few)
Ghee 1 Teaspoon (For Greasing)



In one pot or a kadhai, add the mawa and cook it until the mawa becomes like a dough. 2-3 minutes it should take.

After the mawa is cooked, transfer it to a surface, Add the crushed cardamon pods. When mixture is warm, add the saffron milk, powder sugar to the mawa mixture. Mix well.

Grease the modak mold with some ghee. And, add the mixture into it and make some delicious modaks.


Serve the modaks garnished with nuts.



If the mawa mixture gets dry/crumbly: Do not worry take hot milk, add ½ at a time and knead it like a rasgulla/rasmalai/pizza dough. Until it gets soft, smooth and perfect.

If the mixture gets runny/sticky/wet: Chill it for 1 hour and then shape them.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 186Calories from Fat 76

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 119 mg4.96%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 18 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet