How to make Malai Modak Recipe
- To a plate, add the cottage cheeseand mash welluntil it is soft.
- Heat a pan on low flame.
- Add the crushed cottage cheese, condensed milk, and saffron strands.
- Cook on a low flame. Keep stirring continuously.
- Allow the ingredients to mix well.
- Mash the larger granules of cottage cheese with a spatula.
- Grease the modak mold with little ghee. Keep it aside.
- Cook the mixture for 8-9 minutes on a low flame until the mixture starts to thicken and leave the sides of the pan.
- Switch off the flame. Leave the mixture to cool down fully.
- Place a little portion of the mixture in the mold.
- Level the bottom of the mold and close it tightly.
- Remove the excess mix from the edges of the mold.
- Carefully remove the set malai modak from the mold.Arrange the modak on a plate to serve.
- Modak is considered to be the favorite sweet of the Hindu deity, Ganesha. It begets him the nickname modakapriya (one who likes modak) in Sanskrit.
- In Japan, a sweet similar to modak and known locally as Kangidan is offered to god Kangiten, the Japanese version of Ganesha.