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Modak recipe step by step with picture

Written By Sandhya Sharma on Friday, October 05, 2018 | Friday, October 05, 2018


                      Modak recipe step by step with picture

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Modak recipe is a sweet dish, offered to Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi Festival celebrated in India. There are different recipes of Modak. It can be prepared with milk, dry fruits, coconut, cottage cheese, all purpose flour.I am sharing my two innovative recipes of Modak. Modak recipe one  is prepared from only 3 ingredients, milk, cocoa powder and sugar. This Modak recipe is very easy and delicious in taste. Kids will just love it. The second Modak recipe is totally made from dry fruits. So, let us start.



Recipe cuisine - Indian

Recipe course - Sweet

Preparation time - 45 minutes

Servings - 6-7 Modak


Recipe ingredients for First Modak:

1 cup Almonds
50 gm Fig
1 tbsp almonds
1 tbsp cashew nuts
1 cup milk
1/2 cu cream
sugar to taste
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
6-7 saffron threads ( optional )
1 tbsp coconut powder
1 teaspoon ghee


Recipe Instructions:

Soak 1 cup Almonds in water overnight. Peel the skin and make a smooth paste adding 1 cup or more milk.

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Chop the Almonds and Cashew nuts
Soak the saffron threads in 1 tbsp warm milk.
Heat a non-stick pan. Add the Almond paste and half cup cream and saffron threads along with the milk and cook on medium flame continuously stirring for 10 minutes.


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Add sugar to taste and cook till the mixture becomes hard like mava and leaves the edges of pan.
Transfer it to an another plate.Let it cool completely.
Meanwhile, in the same pan, heat 1 teaspoon ghee, add the chopped dry fruits and roast them till they become golden in color.
Chop the the Fig and add it to the pan, add two tbsp water or milk and cook on low flame till the fig melts.


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Now add the coconut powder cardamom powder and mix well till the mixture leaves the edges of the pan.
Let it cool completely.
Now make round balls from the Almond mixture and the Fig mixture.
Fig balls need to be small in size than the Almond balls.


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Make round flattened shape of almond mixture as shown in the picture with the help of your hands, place the Fig ball inside, cover it from all the sides and give it a Modak shape.
You can also use Modak Mold to give a perfect shape.
Delicious and Divine Dry fruits Modak are ready .

Recipe ingredients for Second Modak:


500 ml milk with full cream
½ cup fresh cream
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
Powder  sugar as per taste
½ tea spoon ghee
1 white milk chocolate bar ( optional )

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Recipe Instructions:



Boil milk and cream in a non-stick pan continuously stirring on high flame.
Continuously stir the milk to avoid the layer and acquire consistency.
When the milk becomes  thick, add 1 teaspoon cocoa powder and mix well.
You can mix cocoa powder in 2 tea spoon milk and then add to avoid the lumps.
Reduce the flame and add sugar to taste and ½ tea spoon ghee.
Cook on medium flame stirring till the mixture becomes thick and leaves edges of pan.
Let it cool completely. Mash it properly to make it smooth.
Now make small Modak with the help of your hands or you can also use Modal mold available in the market.
Delicious chocolate Modak are ready.
One more optional step if you want to make them more creamy and mouth melting.
Take white chocolate ina bowl, place it ina hot water vessel or use microwave to melt it.
Dip the prepared modak in it from the bottom and let it cool.
Tempting Modak are ready to serve.
You can refrigerate them and consume for a week.

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