Chocolate Modak Recipe
Dessert,  Vegetarian

Easy Chocolate Modak Recipe – 1 Dough 3 Types

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This Ganesh Chaturthi give this chocolate modak recipe a try! With this recipe, you can make three different types of chocolate modaks with one mawa dough.

If you are looking for an instant modak recipe and want to try something new. Then you should give this a try. This recipe is so easy to make. You just need to make an instant mawa dough with milk, milk powder, ghee and chocolate. And with the same mawa dough, you can actually make 3 different varieties of modaks with 3 different fillings.

More Than 3 Variations:

Want to make more than 3 varieties? Or if you are looking for some topping/filling alternatives, then you can use the following ingredients:

Desiccated coconut

Nuts – Walnut, pistachio, pine nut etc.

Sprinkles – any kind

About the chocolate

You can use sweet, semi-sweet or dark chocolate in this recipe. 

How to chop chocolate?

Get a large, sharp knife (preferably a serrated/bread knife).

Place the chocolate (at room temperature) on the chopping board.

Start chopping diagonally, working from the corners to the middle.

How to grate chocolate?

Break the chocolate into small pieces that can fit comfortably in your hand.

Place the grater and chocolate in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

Then take them out and start grating.

How to make finely chopped almonds?

Add the almonds into a grinder jar.

Pulse for a few seconds until the almonds are chopped.

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Prep Time: 30 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Total Time: 45 min

Serves: 8-9 modaks

Ingredients:

For the Instant Mawa/Khoya:

2 cups milk powder

1 cup milk

1 tbsp ghee

For the Chocolate Modak:

½ cup chocolate (semi-sweet), finely chopped

Powdered sugar, optional

For the Melted Chocolate coating:

1 cup chocolate (semi-sweet), finely chopped

1 tsp ghee

For the Chocolate Modak filling:

½ cup chocolate sprinkles

½ cup almonds, finely chopped

¼ cup cashews, roughly chopped

For the Chocolate Modak coatings/toppings:

Leftover chocolate sprinkles and chopped almonds

½ cup white chocolate, grated

Other requirements:

Modak mould

Ghee, for greasing the mould

Toothpick

Method:

To make instant mawa with milk powder:

In a large bowl, add milk powder, milk and ghee.

Combine with the help of a whisk.

Keep whisking until there are no lumps.

Heat a non-stick pan over a low flame/temperature. Then pour the milk mixture into the pan.

Cook the mixture for a few minutes, while stirring continuously, until it thickens. Make sure there are no lumps.

Once the mixture is thick and leaves the sides of the pan. Turn the flame/induction off (it may take approximately 10 to 15 minutes). Instant mawa/khoya is ready!

To make chocolate modak/mawa mixture:

Add the chopped chocolate and give it a good mix until it has combined well into the mawa/khoya mixture.

As the mawa is hot, the chocolate will easily melt. But if it is not melting properly then you may have to turn the flame/heat on.

Cook the chocolate mawa mixture over a low flame/heat for a couple of minutes until the chocolate has melted completely.

Note:

Depending upon the type of chocolate you are using, you may need to add powdered sugar. Just add it with the chocolate and mix well.

I didn’t add sugar because the modak mixture was mildly sweet, just the way I like, and later on, I will be dipping the modaks in melted chocolate. And I don’t want to make them too sweet.

Take it out on a plate and allow it to cool down a little.

Don’t let it cool down completely. The mawa should remain warm (but it should not burn your fingers when you are handling it).

To make the chocolate modak:

Take a modak mould. Grease it with ghee to prevent the modak from sticking. Close it.

Add the chocolate mawa mixture. Spread and press it evenly, all around the inside of the mould. Keep filling until just a little space is left in the middle (watch the video).

Sprinkle filling:

Add ½ to 1 tsp chocolate sprinkles into the mould. Depending upon the size of the mould, adjust the quantity of the sprinkles. Here I have used 1 tsp sprinkle for each modak.

Then take a small amount of chocolate mixture, flatten it a little, place it at the bottom of the mould and seal it well.

Carefully open the mould and take the modak out. Place it on a plate.

Chopped Almonds filling:

Add the chocolate mawa mixture to the mould, spread it and add 1 tsp chopped almonds. Seal it. Take it out carefully and place it on the plate.

Cashew filling:

Add the chocolate mawa mixture to the mould, spread it and add 1/2 tsp chopped cashews. Seal it. Take it out carefully and place it on the plate.

Make all the other modaks in the same manner. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

To melt the chocolate for the modak coating:

To perfectly melt chocolate in the microwave, take the chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Add ghee.

Microwave for 30 seconds. Take it out and give it a stir. Again microwave for 30 seconds. Take it out. Stir (you may have to microwave it 2-3 times).

Keep doing this until the chocolate has almost melted (only a few pieces/lumps remain). At this point, stop microwaving. Let the chocolate sit at room temperature. The remaining pieces will melt on their own.

To coat the chocolate modaks with the melted chocolate:

Insert a toothpick in the modak. Place it over the bowl of melted chocolate. Using a spoon, pour the chocolate over the modak.

Slightly tilt the modak, so that the excess chocolate can drip off.

To coat the modaks with dry toppings:

Sprinkle grated white chocolate over the cashew-filled modaks.

Sprinkle chopped almonds over the almond-filled modaks.

Add the chocolate sprinkles over the chocolate sprinkles-filled modaks.

Keep them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Chocolate modaks are ready to serve!

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Chocolate Modak Recipe

Chocolate Modak Recipe

Sneha Paul
A quick and easy instant chocolate modak recipe made with milk powder.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 9 modaks

Ingredients
  

For the Instant Mawa/Khoya:

  • 2 cups milk powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp ghee

For the Chocolate Modak:

  • ½ cup chocolate semi-sweet, finely chopped
  • Powdered sugar optional

For the Melted Chocolate coating:

  • 1 cup chocolate semi-sweet, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ghee

For the Chocolate Modak filling:

  • ½ cup chocolate sprinkles
  • ½ cup almonds finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cashews roughly chopped

For the Chocolate Modak coatings/toppings:

  • Leftover chocolate sprinkles and chopped almonds
  • ½ cup white chocolate grated

Other requirements:

  • Modak mould
  • Ghee for greasing the mould
  • Toothpick

Instructions
 

To make instant mawa with milk powder:

  • In a large bowl, add milk powder, milk and ghee.
  • Combine with the help of a whisk.
  • Keep whisking until there are no lumps.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over a low flame/temperature. Then pour the milk mixture into the pan.
  • Cook the mixture for a few minutes, while stirring continuously, until it thickens. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Once the mixture is thick and leaves the sides of the pan. Turn the flame/induction off (it may take approximately 10 to 15 minutes). Instant mawa/khoya is ready!

To make chocolate modak/mawa mixture:

  • Add the chopped chocolate and give it a good mix until it has combined well into the mawa/khoya mixture.
  • As the mawa is hot, the chocolate will easily melt. But if it is not melting properly then you may have to turn the flame/heat on.
  • Cook the chocolate mawa mixture over a low flame/heat for a couple of minutes until the chocolate has melted completely.

Note:

  • Depending upon the type of chocolate you are using, you may need to add powdered sugar. Just add it with the chocolate and mix well.
  • I didn’t add sugar because the modak mixture was mildly sweet, just the way I like, and later on, I will be dipping the modaks in melted chocolate. And I don’t want to make them too sweet.
  • Take it out on a plate and allow it to cool down a little.
  • Don’t let it cool down completely. The mawa should remain warm (but it should not burn your fingers when you are handling it).

To make the chocolate modak:

  • Take a modak mould. Grease it with ghee to prevent the modak from sticking. Close it.
  • Add the chocolate mawa mixture. Spread and press it evenly, all around the inside of the mould. Keep filling until just a little space is left in the middle (watch the video).

Sprinkle filling:

  • Add ½ to 1 tsp chocolate sprinkles into the mould. Depending upon the size of the mould, adjust the quantity of the sprinkles. Here I have used 1 tsp sprinkle for each modak.
  • Then take a small amount of chocolate mixture, flatten it a little, place it at the bottom of the mould and seal it well.
  • Carefully open the mould and take the modak out. Place it on a plate.

Chopped Almonds filling:

  • Add the chocolate mawa mixture in the mould, spread it and add 1 tsp chopped almonds. Seal it. Take it out carefully and place it on the plate.

Cashew filling:

  • Add the chocolate mawa mixture to the mould, spread it and add 1/2 tsp chopped cashews. Seal it. Take it out carefully and place it on the plate.
  • Make all the other modaks in the same manner. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

To melt the chocolate for the modak coating:

  • To perfectly melt chocolate in the microwave, take the chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Add ghee.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds. Take it out and give it a stir. Again microwave for 30 seconds. Take it out. Stir (you may have to microwave it 2-3 times).
  • Keep doing this until the chocolate has almost melted (only a few pieces/lumps remain). At this point, stop microwaving. Let the chocolate sit at room temperature. The remaining pieces will melt on their own.

To coat the chocolate modaks with the melted chocolate:

  • Insert a toothpick into the modak. Place it over the bowl of melted chocolate. Using a spoon, pour the chocolate over the modak.
  • Slightly tilt the modak, so that the excess chocolate can drip off.

To coat the modaks with dry toppings:

  • Sprinkle grated white chocolate over the cashew-filled modaks.
  • Sprinkle chopped almonds over the almond-filled modaks.
  • Add the chocolate sprinkles over the chocolate sprinkles-filled modaks.
  • Keep them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Chocolate modaks are ready to serve!
Keyword instant modak recipe, mawa modak with milk powder

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