Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Chocolate Modak | Chocolate Peda Modak | Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes

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chocolate modak
There are two versions of chocolate modak you find in shops - one is made completely out of chocolate and the other version is peda vareity which is prepared using khoya. I had posted Khoya Modak recipe recently and I also had prepared Chocolate modak on the same day using the same khoya base.This is definitely a treat for the chocolate lovers as the addition of cocoa powder gives a nice chocolaty taste to the modak. It is very easy to prepare and can be prepared in half an hour time. If  you are interested for quick and easy modak peda recipes,check out  my Khoya modak peda and Paneer Modak Peda recipes in my blog.
chocolate modak

modak peda

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chocolate modak peda


chocolate peda modak

Chocolate Modak | Chocolate Peda Modak Recipe :
Yields: 18-20 Modaks | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 20 mins | Cooking time: 10 mins | Total time: 30 mins
Cuisine: Maharasthra | Category: Sweets

Ingredients:
2 cups Unsweetened Khoya/Mawa
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
10-12 Saffron Strands,optional
1 tsp Milk

Method:
  • Slightly warm the saffron strands in a pan and rub the strands in between your palms.Warm the milk and soak saffron strands in warm milk for 10 mins.
  • Crumble the khoya and keep it aside.If you are using frozen mawa thaw it thoroughly and crumble it and keep it aside.
  • Take khoya in a kadai/pan and add saffron soaked milk and keep stirring it.Initially the mawa melts and the mixture becomes slightly thin and then it gradually becomes thick like a chaapthi dough and starts leaving the edges.Switch off the flame at this point and transfer it to a plate and let it cool completely.
  • Grind sugar into a fine powder and add it to the cooled khoya mixture and mix it nicely. Check the sweetness if you feel that it is less you can add the remaining sugar otherwise it is fine.Add Cocoa powder to the khoya mixture and mix it nicely.
  • Grease the modak mold with ghee and keep it ready.Make a big gooseberry sized ball and place it in the centre portion of the modak mold and press it tightly.Remove the extra portions from the edges and down and level it using the fingers.
  • Unmold the modak and keep it in a plate.Repeat the process and make remaining modaks, grease the modak mold in between if necessary.If you do not have the modak mold, make a round ball and try to pinch it on one side and smoothen it to give the shape of modak,use a knife and draw the lines giving the feel of modak. 
  • If you do not get the perfect shape now initially do not bother.Keep them in refrigerator for sometime,say 1 hr and by then it will firm up.Then press them again in the same mold.
  • Leave the modak aside for sometime so that they become set.
They can be stored in an air tight container for 3-4 days under room temperature or upto a week when refrigerated.

Notes:
  1. One can even add sugar powder to the crumbled khoya mixture and then heat the mixture together by stirring continuously until it becomes a thick dough.Let the mixture cool completely and then you can start making modaks.
  2. Sometimes when we add sugar powder to the cooked and cooled mawa mixture, there are chances that the mixture might become bit loose and watery. In that case do not worry, just refrigerate the dough for sometime until it firms up and start working on it later.
  3. You can even add Vanilla essence instead of saffron strands.As I have used the same base for khoya modak and chocolate modak I had used Saffron strands in the khoya mixture.You can avoid saffron in chocolate modak version completely.
  4. You can avoid cocoa powder and make them plain khoya modak.
  5. You can even add finely chopped nuts to the dough before making the modaks.
moda peda

chocolate modak

2 comments:

Chandan Kapoor said...

U r just excellent ma'am, I open every day ur blog and make something and it turned out just perfect, I have browsed many websites but did not find the perfect, I feel that they don't write the proper ingredients, but u do just perfect, hatts of to u( from ur blog I have made noodle cutlets, Lapsi pulao, rava idli, mysore Masala dosa, kadhai paneer, shahi, paneer butter Masala and must say it comes out perfecr, I follow total ur measurements, God bless you ma'am

Veena Theagarajan said...

Looks Yum! rich and tasty modak.. nice shape

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