Mango Mawa Modak – Quick, unique and delicious ganesh chaturthi sweet made with khoya and mango pulp. They can be done in 25 minutes!
What is mango modak?
Mango modak is a delicious and unique variety of modak that requires minimal ingredients. It is an Indian sweet dumpling usually made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
We can make it in many ways and the traditional modak is made with rice flour and stuffed with a sweet coconut filling. If you have less time in hand, this mango sweet is perfect to serve as naivedyam or prasadam to lord ganesha on the festival.
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Can I make it with canned mango pulp?
Absolutely! If you don’t find fresh mangoes, you can replace it with canned pulp.
How to make homemade mango pulp?
Just grind 1 cup of chopped mango pieces into a smooth puree using a mixie or blender to get ½ cup of pulp. You don’t need to add any water.
How long do they last?
They will last for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. They can be easily made beforehand and serve whenever you want.
Can I make it without mould?
Modak moulds are easily available online but you can make it without mould if you don’t find one.
Once the prepared dish is cooled, take some portion of it and shape it into a modak using your hands. Then make vertical impressions all around the modak with a toothpick.
Or you can simply shape it into a round ball or peda.
They can be served as naivedya or prasada to lord Ganesha on Vinayaka Chavithi festival.
They can also be served as a sweet snack on any occasion or festival such as Raksha Bandhan or Diwali.
Step by step preparation:
- Add one cup of crumbled unsweetened khoya or mawa to a pan and saute for 2 minutes.
- Mix well and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
- After sugar dissolves, add measured mango pulp.
- Mix everything together well.
- Keep stirring and cook for 4-5 minutes over a medium flame.
- Then add ¼ teaspoon of cardamom powder and a pinch of saffron to the mawa mixture.
- Combine and let it cook for another 8-10 minutes or until thick.
- Don’t forget stirring to prevent burning.
- Once it is thick, remove it from the flame and transfer to a plate.
- Let it cool down completely.
- To shape the modaks, grease a modak mould with a little bit of ghee.
- Take a small portion out of the mango-khoya mixture and stuff it into the greased mould.
- Close the mould and remove any excess mixture.
- Press and push gently at the bottom.
- Gently unmould the modaks and serve.
If you are looking for more naivedyam recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi, check the below recipes:
Few more Ganesh Chaturthi recipes:
- Paal Kozhukattai
- Pala Undrallu
- Dry Fruit Fried Modak
- Til Modak
- Sweet Ammini Kozhukattai
- Rava Modak
- Sooji Rava Laddu
- Bellam Thalikalu
- Teepi Undrallu
- Rava Kudumulu
How to make mango modak recipe video below:
Mango Modak Recipe
- 1 cup Khoya
- ½ cup Mango Pulp (1 cup mango pieces)
- ⅓ cup Sugar
- ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder
- A pinch of Saffron
- 1 tsp Ghee (for greasing the mould)
- Roast crumbled khoya or mawa for 2 minutes.
- Add sugar to the mawa and mix well. Keep stirring for 3-4 minutes.
- Then add mango pulp and let it cook for another 4-5 minutes.
- Add cardamom powder and saffron to it and mix well.
- Keep stirring and cook over a medium-low flame for 8-10 minutes or until thick.
- Turn off the flame and let it cool completely.
- Grease a modak mould with a little ghee and shape the prepared khoya-mango mixture using the mould. You can also roll it into laddus / round balls.