Blog Top Banner

Five Creative and Delicious Modak Recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi

by Team SaleBhai - 01-Sep-2017 - Recipes
modak recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is one of the prominent festivals of India. Needless to say, this ten-day-long festival is celebrated with great pomp and show in every part of the country. With Ganesha visiting almost every house and several sweets and delicacies being prepared, it becomes difficult to resist delicious desserts and savouries placed in front of you. Isn’t it?

 

Now that Ganesh Chaturthi is already making a hype in the country and Vighnaharta has set his foot in our premises and nearby temples, don’t you think it’s the perfect time to experiment with your favourite modak recipes? Of course, it is! After all, for how long are you going to offer the same regular modak to our beloved Modakapriya?

 

So, below are listed some of the cool recipes that you can try during Ganesh Chaturthi or any other special occasion. Jump away from the conventional modak and make your way towards something distinct and unique. Read on!

 

1.      Mango Modak

 

mango modak

 

Image Credits

 

The blend of mango pulp and khoya creates magic and the output is mango modak. With five minutes of preparation and approximately 25 minutes of cooking time, you can serve these delicious modak to your guests and family in just 30 minutes. Check this amazing mango modak recipe presented by Veg Recipes of India.

 

Ingredients

 

  • Crumbled or grated khoya or mawa - 1 cup
  • Sugar - ¼ cup
  • Mangoes - 2 medium-sized mangoes
  • Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
  • Saffron strands - 1 pinch
  • Oil or ghee - 1 tbsp

 

Preparation for Mango Modak

 

  • Rinse, peel, and chop the mangoes
  • Add the pieces in a blender and create a pulp out of them
  • Grease your modak moulds with oil or ghee. Keep aside

 

Method

 

  • Heat a pan over low flame and add one cup of crumbled or grated khoya
  • Stir the khoya for two minutes until it melts
  • Add sugar into the mixture
  • Stir the mixture till the sugar dissolves thoroughly
  • Add mango puree and stir for six to eight minutes until the mixture becomes thick
  • Add saffron strands and cardamom powder
  • Stir the mixture for another five to six minutes till the mixture leaves the edges of the pan
  • Switch off the flame and shift the mixture into another bowl. Leave it for cooling down
  • Make balls of the warm mixture
  • Place the balls in the greased moulds and gently press with your fingers
  • Serve to your family

 

2. Chocolate Modak

 

Chocolate modak

 

Image Credits

 

Where there is a tinge of chocolate, things can never go wrong. So it is time to treat your taste buds to a delicious fusion of chocolates with the traditional modak recipe. Surely, your sweet tooth will compel you to devour the entire plate of these tempting chocolate modak. Here is the recipe from a famous blog –Spice up the curry.

 

Ingredients

 

  • Chocolate chips - 3-4 cups
  • Milk - ⅓ cup
  • Sweetened condensed milk - ⅓ cup
  • Biscuit crumbs - 1 ½ cups
  • Graham cracker crumbs - 1 ½ cups
  • Pistachios - ¼ cup

 

Method

 

  • Place a pan on medium-low heat and put milk, chocolate chips/bar, and condensed milk in it
  • Keep stirring until chocolate melts and becomes smooth
  • Add graham cracker crumbs to the mixture
  • Start mixing it and add chopped pistachios after some time
  • Mix well until it transforms into a sticky dough
  • Keep it aside for it to cool
  • Grease your modak moulds with ghee or oil
  • Put the dough in the moulds and shape the modak
  • Serve these sweet delicacies to your guests and family

 

 

 

3. Tricolour Gulkand Modak

 

tricolour gulkand modak

 

 

Image Credits

 

Gone are the days when tricolour used to delineate the flag of our country. Today, you can even find it shining in several things, including modak. Yes! You read that right. With modak becoming easy to prepare and delicious to gulp down, you wouldn’t find it an arduous task to prepare these tricolour modak. Try this amazing recipe for yourself.

 

Ingredients for filling

 

  • Dry coconut - 2 cups
  • Roasted poppy seeds - 1-2 tbsps
  • Powdered sugar - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1 tbsp

 

Ingredients for the cover

 

  • Rice flour - ½ cup
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Green food colour - ½ tbsp
  • Orange food colour - ½ tbsp
  • Gulkand - ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tbsp
  • Powdered dry dates - 5 nos.
  • A pinch of saffron mixed with 2 tbsps milk
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Roasted and chopped dry fruits (casements, raisins, and almonds) - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - 1 pinch

 

Preparation for the filling

 

  • Mix powdered sugar and coconut in a bowl
  • Add milk into it and place it aside
  • Heat ghee in another pan
  • Add roasted poppy seeds and coconut mixture in it
  • Stir the mixture on low flame until it becomes golden brown
  • Add chopped and roasted dry fruits, cardamom powder, saffron strands with milk, and powdered dry dates
  • Take the mixture off the flame and add gulkand

 

Preparation for the cover

 

  • Boil salt and oil in a pan along with half a cup of water
  • Reduce the flame to low and add rice flour slowly. Keep stirring to avoid lump formation
  • Cook for approximately three minutes until the water is absorbed
  • Place the pan aside for five minutes
  • Take the dough and press it

 

Method of filling modak

 

  • Divide the dough into three equal portions
  • Mix orange food colour and green food colour with two parts respectively
  • Keep these parts covered with a damp cloth
  • Make small balls with green, white, and orange dough
  • Press them in moulds to give them the shape of a modak
  • Stuff them with the previously prepared gulkand filling
  • Once you have prepared all the modak, keep them in a steamer pan
  • Cover the pan and steam for 10-15 minutes
  • Serve them with warm ghee

 

4.      Khajoor (Date) Modak

 

Khajoor modak

 

Image Credits

 

Who doesn’t love dates? Being one of our favourite fruits, it becomes quite difficult to resist them, isn’t it? So think about it. When these are mixed with one of the most famous sweets, wouldn’t it prove out to be distinctive yet wonderful? Obviously! So, presenting something unique and healthy, straight from Rakskitchen. Have a read!

 

Ingredients

 

  • Dates - 20
  • Almonds, cashew nuts, and pistachios - ½ cup
  • Ghee for greasing the moulds

 

Method

 

  • Roast the dry fruits in ghee until it starts releasing its aroma. You don’t have to change the colour
  • Set the nuts aside
  • Grind the nuts in a blender. But, don’t create a powder out of it. There should be chunks of nuts present. Keep aside
  • Deseed the dates. Grind dates until you get a paste
  • Blend both the mixtures
  • Grease your modak moulds with ghee and fill it with the mix
  • Demould to get tasty and scrumptious date modak

 

 

 

5. Mawa Modak

 

Mawa modak

 

Image Credits

 

One of the easiest and delectable modak recipes is mawa modak. The mixture of mawa and cream will surely leave you craving for more. What’s the good thing? You can prepare these modak in few minutes. So, here is a recipe of Mawa modak.

 

Ingredients

 

  • Milk powder - 1 cup (110 g)
  • Milk - ½ cup
  • Powdered sugar - ⅓ cup (50-60 g)
  • Green cardamom - 5-6 pieces
  • Butter - 2 tbsps
  • Cream - ¼ cup

 

Preparation

  •        Peel the green cardamom and detach the seeds
  •        Crush the seeds into a powder

 

Method

 

  • Add butter in a pan and put it over a low flame
  • Once the butter melts, add cream to it
  • Stir the mixture on a medium-low flame
  • Add milk to the mixture
  • Stir it well until the milk is boiled
  • Add milk powder into the mixture
  • Mix and stir it until it becomes mawa
  • Transfer the mawa into a bowl and let it cool down
  • Add powdered sugar and cardamom seeds into the mawa
  • Mix it well
  • Put powdered sugar on your modak moulds
  • Place the mawa in the moulds and carve it into modak
  • Serve it to your guests and family

 

 

 

So, try these amazing modak recipes this Ganesh Chaturthi and surprise your family with something new and delicious.

 

Header image credit

 

Did you like this story? Want to share your feedback/appreciation/criticism? Please feel free to leave your opinion in the comment section below.

 

Rajasthani Ghewar
Leave your comment
Be the first to comment.
Don't Miss Out

Subscribe today to receive our weekly updates on special discounts, mouthwatering deals, new arrivals, unique products, popular brands, and much more.

Recommended Posts
Herbal Medicines
Do you wish to grow your own, quaint little herb garden by your balcony?
We are sure to run short on space if we talk about all the popular dishes of Gujarat – the ‘Jewel of Western India’, the land of lively colours, effervescent people, and affluent folklore.
dry fruits
Actress and comedian Mae West once said, “Too much of a good thing... can be wonderful!”
Ancient Indian folk art has always been driven by innovation, need, availability of raw materials, religion, and society.
Nostalgia
The cycle of time often leaves an indelible mark on certain things that constantly take us back to certain points.
Popular Posts
24-Jan-2017
Do you wish to grow your own, quaint little herb garden by your balcony?
18-Apr-2017
We are sure to run short on space if we talk about all the popular dishes of Gujarat – the ‘Jewel of Western India’, the land of lively colours, effervescent people, and affluent folklore.
09-Mar-2017
Actress and comedian Mae West once said, “Too much of a good thing... can be wonderful!”
24-Mar-2017
Ancient Indian folk art has always been driven by innovation, need, availability of raw materials, religion, and society.
Rajasthani Ghewar