Mawa Modak Recipe | Khoya Modak is a super easy modak made with 2 main ingredients only, Khoya/mawa and sugar. This modak stays good for a week under refrigeration, and it is definitely a kids friendly recipe.
Measure 1.5 cups of mawa/khoya (if using store-bought khoya, buy good quality). Either grate or crumble the khoya with your fingers.Then, measure 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 generous pinch of cardamom powder.
To a heavy-bottomed or nonstick pan, add the crumbled khoya. Do the whole process in a very low flame, else the khoya gets burnt easily.
Keep stirring on a low flame for a minute. The khoya starts to melt.
Immediately, add 1/2 cup sugar in the khoya mixture.
Continue mixing for about 1 minute, till the sugar melts.
The khoya mixture will start releasing the fat. Once the mixture starts bubbling, sprinkle 1 generous pinch of cardamom powder.
I used 1 tbsp of nuts powder for a good taste and flavour (it's optional). The mixture starts to thicken now, do keep stirring.
Mix for 1 more minute, till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and forms a mass. Switch off the flame immediately. Don’t cook furthermore, else the modak turns hard and dense. To check the consistency, pinch a portion of the mixture and try to roll it into a ball, then it’s perfect.
Allow it to cool down for 10 minutes. Knead the dough once and ensure it is smooth.