Homemade Kesar Mawa Modak is the perfect way to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. Whether you’re a fan of melt-in-your-mouth desserts or chewy treats- this sweet modak delivers everything in one bite! Flavoured with saffron milk, these modaks certainly are a must-try.
Most of the times, the classic Ukadiche Modak and Fried Modak is what people prefer making during Ganesh Chaturthi. If you wish to make different kinds of modaks for each day of the festivities, then this kesar mawa modak is an easy and delicious one to make.

Try this recipe of Kesar Mawa Modak for this Ganesh Chaturthi.

Kesar Mawa Modak

Course: DessertCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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Homemade Kesar Mawa Modak is the perfect way to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi


  • Milk – 1 tbsp

  • Saffon – a few strands

  • Mawa – 200 gms, grated or crumbled

  • Sugar – 1/2 cup

  • Cardamom Powder – 1/8 tsp

  • Ghee to grease the moulds


  • Add saffron into milk and keep it aside to infuse.
  • Add mawa to the pan and once it starts to soften, add the sugar. As it starts cooking, the sugar will melt and mixture will become paste like. Add the saffron milk at this stage and cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, becomes shiny and comes together.
  • Take it off heat and let it cool down a little. Grease a modak mould with some ghee and fill some of the mawa mixture in it.
  • Shape the modaks and transfer them to an airtight container. You can also shape the modaks using your hands.

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