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Mawa Modak | Khoya Modak

Stuffed Mawa Modak for Ganpati | How to make Mawa Modak stuffed with dry fruits, with and without modak molds
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Khoya Cooling Time 10 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Indian


  • Heavy Bottomed / Non Stick Pan or Kadhai
  • Ladle
  • Dish/Plate
  • Modak Mold(optional)


Outer Mawa Covering

  • 250 g Mawa / Khoya
  • ¼ Cup Milk optional
  • 8-10 Saffron Strands optional
  • ¼-½ Cup Sugar add as required

Dry Fruits Filling

  • 2 tbsp Desiccated Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Coarsely Crushed Almonds and Cashew Nuts
  • 1 tbsp Sugar or add required


Make Mawa Covering

  • Prepare saffron milk. In a bowl take 1/4 cup milk and add 7-8 saffron strands. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes
  • In a pan heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan/kadhai. Add crumbled Khoya and roast Mawa/Khoya with ghee till it starts to gets light brown color.
  • Once ghee starts oozing out from mawa, add saffron milk and mix well. Keep on stirring continuously, else it will burn.
  • Once mawa is roasted, check it. Take a very small portion and then make a ball, it should not be sticky.
  • Transfer it to a plate/dish and let it cool.
  • When it is warm enough to easily touch add sugar/jaggery powder.
  • Mix well. There should not be any lumps in it. If mawa is dry then add about 1-2 tsp ghee and warm milk and mix well.

Make Dry Fruit Filling

  • Dry roast desiccated coconut, till it gives roasted aroma.
  • Next dry roast coarsely crushed nuts.
  • Take in a separate dish or plate, let it cool.
  • Add sugar and 1 tbsp roasted mawa(helps in binding nuts). Mix well and keep aside.

Make Stuffed Mawa Modak

  • Take some portion of mawa mixture and add in the mould from the bottom hole, press at the edges tightly.
  • Add a tsp of dry fruit filling and stuff it from the hollow center.
  • Cover the bottom part with mawa mixture and seal the bottom tightly.
  • Open the mould, carefully take out the modak and place on the plate.
Keyword Khoya Modaks for Ganesh Chaturthi, Mawa Modaks for Ganpati
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