Mava n Meva Modaks


Modaks or laddus are very much loved by Lord Ganesha.These are served as bhog after Ganesh pooja or aarti to seek his blessings.There are numerous variations to prepare them.The authentic ones are prepared with rice flour and stuffed with coconut, nuts and jaggery. These modaks have a perticular shape which comes with a mould.
I have prepared modaks with mava/khoya and nuts.This is an easy recipe for modaks which I have shaped by hand. Not much time is required to prepare them. These are prepared with only a  few ingredients which  are easily available in our kitchen pantry


Course – Traditional Indian Sweets

Cuisine – Indian

 Prep Time – 10 Min

 Cook Time – 15 Min

 Total Time – 45 Min

 Yield – 8 – 10 Servings

 Author – Bharti Dhawan


Grated khoya or mava – 200 gms or 1 cup

Mixed nuts or dry fruits(finely chopped or crushed) – 1 cup

Powdered sugar – 1oo gms or half cup

Ghee – 1 tbsp


  • Spread 3/4th of crushed nuts in a plate to roll the prepared modaks
  • Heat ghee in a non stick pan and add grated mava/khoya. Bhumi/roast mava at very low flame
  • When colour changes a bit to light brown, add powdered sugar and stir until it dissolves completely
  • Add 1/4 cup of chopped dry fruit and mix well. Switch off the flame and let it cool a little
  • When cooled, shape the mix as modaks by hand or the modak moulds
  • When shaped, roll them into crushed  dry fruits/nuts
  • Modaks are ready to serve the lord as bhog to seek his blessings
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