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Ganesh Chaturthi Special: Chocolate Modal and Kesari Modak

Chocolate Modak

It will only take 30 minutes of your time and contains 149 calories only!

This modak will capture everyone’s heart and soul with a divine and enchanting taste of chocolate. If you are a true chocolate lover and can eat anything made of chocolate, then you should give this amazing recipe a try. Modak, a sweet delight which is prepared on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, is offered to the Lord Ganesha as a prasad. Devotees celebrate this festival with huge  enthusiasm. A large number of modaks and other dishes are prepared to be served to Lord Ganesha, and perhaps this is why this festival turns out to be the most colourful and vibrant one. Traditionally, the modak is steamed. However, this modak recipe is made without steam. All you need is to melt the chocolate and make a dough of graham crackers, chocolate chips, condensed milk, milk and pistachios. Once this mixture is done, it’s cooled and then moulded into a modak. Prepare this favourite sweet of Lord Ganesha and serve it to him as prasad, and seek loads of blessing and good fortune from him. If you have fussy kids, then serve them with this sugar rush delightful sweet and see them jumping with joy and asking for more and more. This irresistible sweet is best served on not just this sacred festival, but also on a variety of occasions such as kitty party, birthday party, game nights and family get-togethers. Once your taste bud touches this chocolate modak, you are bound to ask for more and more gobble up all the modaks by yourself. So go and please the Lord Ganesha, this Ganesh Chaturthi with this chocolate modak with just a few simple steps and the most common ingredients and sweep in all the blessings he showers upon you. 

All you need is-

1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup condensed milk 

3/4 cup chocolate chips

1 1/2 cup graham cracker crust

1/2 cup chopped pistachios 

HOW TO PREPARE 

Prepare a dough for the modak

For making this sweet recipe, take a saucepan and add milk, chocolate chips and condensed milk. Keep a light to medium flame. After a while, the chocolate will start melting and the mixture will turn out to be smooth and shiny. Add graham cracker crust to the mixture and stir. After being cooked half-way through, add chopped pistachios and mix well. The result will be a sticky dough. Keep it aside to cool.

Stuff the dough into moulds and prepare modaks

Grease the modak mould with a little refined oil and stuff the mould with a small portion from the sticky chocolatey dough. After a while open the mould and you are ready with your chocolate modak to be served to Lord Ganesha.

Kesari Modak

It will only take 30 minutes of your total time and contains 189 calories only!

All you need is-

2 cup grated khoya

1/2 cup powdered sugar 

1/2 teaspoon spiced cardamom 

1/2 cup blanches, chopped, peeled pistachios 

Saffron as required 

Refined oil as required 

HOW TO PREPARE 

Cook grated khoya and sugar and let it cool

To make this delicious Kesari Modak recipe, take a heavy-bottomed pan and put it over the low flame, and cook grated khoya and powdered sugar in it. Stir for 5 to 10 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved. Turn off the heat and add cardamom powder to it and mix. Set the mixture aside to cool.

Divide the mixture into two unequal portions

Now divide the mixture into two parts into two separate bowls, one part being smaller than the second. In the smaller portion, add chopped pistachios, while in the larger portion, add saffron strands.

Stuff pistachio and saffron mixture together 

Now, pull out a portion from the saffron mixture and roll it to form a small disc. Grease the modak mould and put the disc into it maintaining a small space in the centre. Further, make a small ball out of the pistachio mixture and stuff it into the space between the saffron disc in the mould. After a while, open the mould and you are done with kesari modak. Repeat for the rest modak and serve.

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