Instant Kesar Mawa Or Khoya Modak

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Kesar Mawa Modak

Kesar Mawa Modak, a divine Indian sweet, is made during Ganesh Chaturthi to attract Ganpati Bappa, the elephant god. This Saffron milk fudge recipe is a popular sweet preparation.

Kesar Mawa Modak is a divine Indian sweet made during Ganesh Chaturthi to lure Ganpati Bappa, the elephant god. This Saffron milk fudge recipe is filled with sweetness and richness. Indian festivals often include sweet preparations like Ladoos, Modaks, Kheer, Barfis, and milk-based puddings. Ganpati Bappa is particularly fond of sweets, and today, on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi, I've planed to try some Modaks, Ladoos, and Burfis.Mawa Modak, a sweet dessert made from sweetened Mawa/khoya, is traditionally made during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Maharashtra, also known as 'Khavyache Modak'.

What is Kesar Mawa Modak?

Kesar Mawa Modak, a delightful fluted confection made from sweetened milk solids and saffron strands, is a popular and easy-to-make dish similar to pedas, known as Khavyache modak in Maharashtra.

Why Modak takes a big part of Ganesh Chaturthy?

Modak, Lord Ganesha's favorite sweet, is offered as a prasad on Ganesh Chaturthi. Its fluted shape symbolizes knowledge. In Maharashtra, it is known as Khavyache modak and is made from mawa.



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Ingredients for Kesar Mawa Modak

Preperation steps for Kesar Mawa Modak

  Heat a nonstick or heavy bottom pan over medium heat. Once hot, add ghee and mawa and roast for 5 minutes or till mawa softens. (Keep stirring continuously, otherwise, mawa would stick to the bottom).

  Now add condensed milk and keep stirring till the mawa thickens.

  Add saffron strands to warm milk and mix well. Set aside saffron milk for 5 minutes (This would ensure that you get the best color and flavors.)

  Add saffron milk to warm mawa, and mix well to combine. Keep breaking mawa using a spoon, and make sure there are no lumps.

  Once mawa is smooth, add nutmeg and cardamom powder to it.

  Mix till everything is well combined.

  Now add chopped pistachio to the mixture and keep mixing.

  After mixing, knead well to make a smooth dough.

  The mawa mixture for making modak is ready now. We will now start shaping them into modaks.

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  • I used traditional mawa for this recipe, but you can also make these with instant milk powder mawa. This recipe would still taste awesome.
  • I've added chopped pista to my mawa mixture, but if you don't want you can skip.
  • These modaks taste like peda. Thus, these are also called Modak Peda.
  • These Mawa Modaks can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days, you can make them ahead of time. 

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