May 23, 2024

Mawa Modak

Mawa Modak is a traditional and authentic dessert recipe made with milk solids and sugar. Lets have a look at the recipe.


  • 1 tsp ghee/ clarified butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tbsp saffron milk
  • 1½ cup milk powder
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • oil, for greasing mould
  • 2 tbsp cashew / kaju, chopped
  • 2 tbsp almond / badam, chopped

How to make Mawa Modak

  • firstly, in a kadai heat 1 tsp ghee and add ½ cup milk.
  • also, add 3 tbsp saffron milk. to prepare saffron milk, soak few threads of saffron in 3 tbsp of warm milk.
  • stir well making sure everything well combined.
  • now add 1½ cup milk powder
  • keeping the flame on low, stir continuously.
  • the mixture starts to thicken.
  • after 13 minutes, the mixture starts to separate from the pan.
  • keep mixing until it forms a lump. finally, instant mawa is ready.
  • transfer to a bowl and allow it to cool slightly.
  • now add ½ cup powdered sugar,  ½ tsp cardamom powder and mix well.
  • form a non-sticky dough by combining well.
  • grease the modak mould with ghee to prevent from sticking.
  • stuff the mawa mixture into the mould.
  • also, place a tsp of dry fruit mixture in the centre.
  • close tightly and scrape off excess mixture.
  • unmould the modak gently without breaking.
  • finally, garnish mawa modak with silver vark and is ready to be served.

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