Instant Cocoa Modak can be prepared in a jiffy for Ganapati Pooja which require just few ingredients. It just takes few minutes of cooking.
And here we are, again welcoming powerful ‘Lord Ganesha’ seeking his blessings. Every Indian festival makes me nostalgic as we somehow miss those olden days of celebrations. May be because I am growing old or may be because somewhere I try to look for a child inside me. As a child, every Ganesh Chaturthi, I visited my mom’s native place with my grandpa and what fun we kids had those days. Not to mention, that aroma of food coming from kitchen, the decorations, that last moment chaos and our lovely Ganapati Idol which we as kids always admired!
Somehow the things change after marriage. I don’t complain but somewhere “little kid” inside me always wander around past when festivals approaches. I miss those “aartis”(Prayer songs) we cousins sang together, lovely “Prasad”(food offered to God) and aromatic vegetarian Thali.
Anyway enough of my nostalgia stories 🙂 🙂 but this year I am praying to lord Ganesh to bless us with good health, less worries and keep friendly relations with each other. How to impress him ? Prepare these instant cocoa modak as I made it . Make it with your love as extra ingredient and he surely will be happy. Instead of tedious process of making mawa, just use milk powder, cocoa powder , sugar and milk . Cook for few minutes and done.
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time : 10 Minutes
Yields :20-25 Pieces
- 1 Cup Milk Powder
- 1/4 Cup Ghee / Clarified butter
- 1/2 Cup Powder Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Milk
- 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
Add ghee and milk in a non stick saucepan .
Add milk powder and cocoa powder and mix well.
Keep the heat on medium and let the mixture cook.Keep stiring in between. Cook till the moisture evaporates and it gets dry. It will take just 2 minutes.
Add sugar and keep mixing till the sugar is well mixed with the mixture.
After adding sugar, the mixture will turn thin. Don’t worry, eventually it will dry up.
Continue to cook. Make sure to stir after every minute. After about 5-6 minutes mixture will be dry. To test whether it is done, take a little of the mixture on a greased plate and try to roll into a ball. If you can make the ball very easily and it stays in that shape, then the modak mixture is done. Remove from heat and allow to cool down for about 10 minutes.
Grease Modak moulds and press the mixture into them. And there you are all ready to serve them to Lord Ganesha.