Fried Mawa Modak Recipe: How To Make Fried Khoya Modak

Fried mawa modak is a traditional North Indian way of preparing modak for Ganesh Chathurthi. The khoya modak is offered to Lord Ganesha as a naivedyum and then partaken and distributed to all.

The mawa filled modak as the name symbolizes is made of a sweet khoya filling and a crispy outer covering. The crunch of the maida shell compliments the soft and melting khoya making it utterly delicious.

Modak is believed to be Lord Ganesha's favourite sweet and if you are keen on preparing it at home, continue reading the step-by-step procedure with images. Also, watch the video recipe on how to make fried khoya modak.



FRIED MAWA MODAK VIDEO RECIPE

fried mawa modak recipe
FRIED MAWA MODAK RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE FRIED KHOYA MODAK | MAWA FILLED FRIED MODAK RECIPE
Fried Mawa Modak Recipe | How To Make Fried Khoya Modak | Mawa Filled Fried Modak Recipe
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Sweets

Serves: 6 pieces

Ingredients
  • Maida - 1 cup

    Mawa (khoya) - 100 g

    Coconut powder - ¾th cup

    Powdered sugar - ¾th cup

    Ghee - 2 tbsp + for greasing

    Water - ¼th cup

    Cardamom powder - ¼th tsp

    Oil for frying

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Add mawa in a heated pan.

    2. Stir continuously to avoid burning at the bottom.

    3. Dry roast the mawa for 3-4 minutes on a low flame.

    4. Once the mawa starts to collect in the centre, add coconut powder.

    5. Add cardamom powder and mix well.

    6. Turn the stove off and allow it to cool for 3-4 minutes.

    7. Transfer it into a bowl.

    8. Use the palm and rub it to make it into a granular consistency.

    9. Add powdered sugar and mix well and keep it aside.

    10. Add maida in a mixing bowl.

    11. Add ghee.

    12. Add water and knead it into a firm dough.

    13. Divide them into equal portions and roll them into flat balls between the palms.

    14. Grease the rolling pin with ghee.

    15. Roll it into flat big pooris with the rolling pin.

    16. Add a spoonful of the filling in the centre.

    17. Close the open ends of the dough upwards and seal it properly.

    18. Heat in a pan for frying.

    19. Add the modak one after the other in the oil and fry them.

    20. Flip them over and fry until they turn light brown.

    21. Remove them from the stove and serve.

Instructions
  • 1. The pooris have to be thin, otherwise the modak wouldn't be crispy.
  • 2. If the modak splits on the top, then apply water on the ends to seal it together.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 piece
  • Calories - 270 cal
  • Fat - 18.5 g
  • Protein - 2.25 g
  • Carbohydrates - 27 g
  • Sugar - 17.8 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE FRIED MAWA MODAK

1. Add mawa in a heated pan.

fried mawa modak recipe

2. Stir continuously to avoid burning at the bottom.

fried mawa modak recipe

3. Dry roast the mawa for 3-4 minutes on a low flame.

fried mawa modak recipe

4. Once the mawa starts to collect in the centre, add coconut powder.

fried mawa modak recipe
fried mawa modak recipe

5. Add cardamom powder and mix well.

fried mawa modak recipe
fried mawa modak recipe

6. Turn the stove off and allow it to cool for 3-4 minutes.

fried mawa modak recipe

7. Transfer it into a bowl.

fried mawa modak recipe

8. Use the palm and rub it to make it into a granular consistency.

fried mawa modak recipe

9. Add powdered sugar and mix well and keep it aside.

fried mawa modak recipe
fried mawa modak recipe

10. Add maida in a mixing bowl.

fried mawa modak recipe

11. Add ghee.

fried mawa modak recipe

12. Add water and knead it into a firm dough.

fried mawa modak recipe
fried mawa modak recipe

13. Divide them into equal portions and roll them into flat balls between the palms.

fried mawa modak recipe
fried mawa modak recipe

14. Grease the rolling pin with ghee.

fried mawa modak recipe

15. Roll it into flat big pooris with the rolling pin.

fried mawa modak recipe

16. Add a spoonful of the filling in the centre.

fried mawa modak recipe

17. Close the open ends of the dough upwards and seal it properly.

fried mawa modak recipe

18. Heat in a pan for frying.

fried mawa modak recipe

19. Add the modak one after the other in the oil and fry them.

fried mawa modak recipe

20. Flip them over and fry until they turn light brown.

fried mawa modak recipe

21. Remove them from the stove and serve.

fried mawa modak recipe
fried mawa modak recipe
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