Coconut and Mawa Modak Recipe
This 5 ingredient modaks are easy to prepare during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Normally modaks are fried or steam cooked and offered to the lord, please click here to see my other versions of modaks.
Modaks have a special importance in the worship of the Hindu god Ganesha; modak is believed to be his favorite food, which begets him the moniker modakapriya (the one who likes modak) in Sanskrit.
1 Cup Fresh Grated Coconut
200 Grams Mawa or Milk powder
1 Cup Sugar
4 Pods Cardamom
2 Tbsp Ghee
Modak moulds or cookie cutters to form modak pedas...
*In a mixer jar add cardamom and sugar grind to form powdered sugar.
*Heat a wok on medium flame add ghee once the ghee melts and the wok starts to smoke place on low flame add grated coconut.
*Once the coconut is added keep stirring until there is no moisture in the coconut.
*The coconut should not have any moisture at that point crumble and add khova and powdered sugar keep stirring until the khova and sugar has thoroughly combined with the coconut.
*Do not add any water or milk to melt the sugar or khova the consistency of peda with get watery.
*On low flame keep stirring all the ingredients until the peda mixture starts to form a ball consistency and ghee starts to separate. Remove from heat transfer to a bowl and allow to cool a bit.
*Make sure the mixture does not cool completely we cannot form modak shapes.
*Once the peda mixture cools a bit and we can handle the warm mixture take portion of peda mixture fill in modak mould and form equal modaks.
*If you do not have a modak mould spread the mixture on a plate and cut the peda using cookie cutter. Serve right away...Enjoy:)