Mawa Modak

Grated mawa cooked with sugar and shaped into modaks This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Mawa Modak
Main Ingredients Mawa (khoya), Sugar
Cuisine Indian
Course Mithais
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Mawa Modak

  • 2 cups Mawa (khoya) grated
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • large pinch Saffron (kesar) soaked
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid glucose
  • 1/4 teaspoon Green cardamom powder
  • for greasing Oil
  • for garnish Pistachios slivered


  1. Heat a non-stick pan, add mawa and sugar and stir on low heat till both mawa and sugar melt.
  2. Add soaked saffron and mix well. Add liquid glucose, mix and cook till the mixture thickens. Add green cardamom powder, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and transfer the mixture into a large bowl and set aside to cool down to room temperature.
  4. Grease the modak mould with some oil. Stuff it with a portion of the mixture and press gently.
  5. Demould, arrange the modaks on a serving platter, garnish with pistachios and serve. Or transfer into an airtight container and refrigerate to serve when required.