Recipe: Kesar Mawa Modak tastes amazing, know it easy recipe!


PC: Aarti Madan

This year the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 19th August. People offer various types of offerings to Lord Ganesha on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, while Ganeshotsav, which lasts for 10 days, will also begin from this day. During this time you can offer Modak to Lord Ganesha. Therefore, we have brought the recipe for making Kesar Mawa Modak for you.


For modak dough:

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)

For Kesar Mawa (Kesar Khoya) Filling:

  • 1 cup khoya (mawa), crumbled
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • A pinch of saffron threads (soaked in 1 teaspoon hot milk)
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • Some chopped almonds and pistachios for decoration


Prepare modak flour like this:

  • Boil 1 cup water in a saucepan.
  • Add a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon ghee in boiling water.
  • Lower the flame and slowly add 1 cup rice flour and stir continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Stir the mixture until it forms a smooth dough. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Turn off the flame and let the dough cool for a few minutes.

Making Kesar Mawa Filling:

  • In a separate pan, heat crumbled khoya (mawa) on low flame.
  • Keep stirring it continuously until the khoya becomes soft and starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Add saffron milk, cardamom powder, and powdered sugar to the khoya. Mix well.
  • Continue cooking the mixture on low flame until it thickens and takes on a soft, dough-like consistency. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove the Kesar Mawa filling from the flame and let it cool to room temperature.

Assembling Kesar Mawa Modak:

  • Apply some ghee on your palms to prevent sticking.
  • Take a small portion of the modak dough and flatten it on your palm to form a small disc.
  • Place a small amount of saffron mawa filling in the center of the dough ball.
  • Gently fold the edges of the dough disc towards the center to cover the filling, giving it the shape of a modak. You can use your fingers to make pleats on the outer layer to make it look more decorative.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling to make more modaks.
  • Garnish the modak with chopped almonds and pistachios.
  • Your Kesar Mawa Modaks are ready to serve!
  • Offer these to Lord Ganesha or enjoy them as a delicious sweet dish during festivals.