I always get excited around festivals and one of the main reason would be the sweets we make for the ocassion. I’m very fond of sweets and any ocassion for me is incomplete without making sweets or desserts. You won’t believe how I was as a kid. My mom would have to even hide sugar box from me or I would open it and just enjoy spoons of sugar 🙂 🙂 ..Yes, I have a big sweet-tooth and love it! So, this time for Ganesh Chaturthi, I decided to make some mawa modak. It is an easy and quick sweet made with dried milk. I have earlier shared mango khoya pedas earlier on my blog. This is even easier and you just need basic two ingredients to make it. I have added saffron and flavoured it with cardamom. You can think of your own variations. You can even add some nuts like pistachios, almonds and cashews.
So, sharing a quick sweet recipe today on a happy note of Ganesh Chaturthi. Hope you all give it a try and enjoy!
Quick Method to make khoya/Mawa at home:
1) Take a pan and add 1 liter whole milk and bring it to boiling point.
2) Lower the flame and continue to boil. Keep stirring so that it does not stick to the pan.
3) Stir vigorously when milk starts to thicken. Khoya is ready when the milk stops simmering and its completely dry.
4) Transfer it into a bowl and keep it aside to cool.
- Mawa/dried whole milk – 1 cup
- Sugar – ½ cup
- Green Cardamom – 2 (powdered)
- Kesar/saffron – few strands
- Milk - 2 tbsp
- Mash mawa and keep it ready. Remove seeds from the cardamom pods and crush it nicely. Grease a square plate with some ghee and keep it ready.
- Add few saffron strands in warm milk and keep it aside for 20 minutes.
- Add mawa, sugar, saffron milk in a non-stick pan and mix it well.
- Heat the pan and cook on medium heat. Keep stirring till the mixture becomes thick. Do not wait to completely dry the mix or it will harden.
- Remove from the stove, add cardamom powder and mix it well. Spread the mixture on the greased plate.
- When it cools down, taken a portion in your hand and give it a modak shape using mould. You can also simply cut it into equal squares if you do not have modak mould available.