Kesar Pista Modak

“Let us get ready to welcome Lord Ganesha into our lives with great celebrations and festivities to make this Ganesh Chaturthi the most beautiful one.” Most favourite time of the year, when Bappa Morya (lord Ganesha) comes to my home and bring lots of joy and happiness in our family. The celebration began with lots of sweet, desserts, different kind of festive food and fun.

Mostly we made the first day of Ganesh festival is modak. Well, Modak is Bappa's favourite special sweet from Maharashtra. It is rice flour dumpling stuffed with coconut, jaggery and spices known as "ukadiche modak" that is a popular dessert consumed during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.

There is lots of different kind of modak and stuffing as per your like. This is an easy one with the rich flavour of saffron & pistachio and spiced up with ginger and nutmeg. It's a bit different from the traditional modak but irresistible in the flavour. Most important thing is that you need very few ingredients and do not requires much hard work, come together in no time...

I am really fond of traditional sweets and dessert that’s why festivals are the best time of year for me. I never miss an opportunity to indulge myself in festive food. Here is a busy day kind of modak with nutty flavour and texture is so creamy and luscious.

I love making these Kesar Pista modaks. Stay blessed and enjoy modaks.

Yields21 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time55 mins

Ingredients

 2 cups Grated khoya
 ½ cup Pistachio powder
 3 tbsp Ghee
 ½ cup Sugar
 ¼ tbsp Nutmeg
 ¼ tbsp Ginger powder
 20 qts Saffron strands soaked in warm milk

Instructions

1

In a thick bottom pan, start heat to medium and add the ghee and grated khoya and pistachio powder and roast for few mins.

2

Then add sugar to the pan.

3

Keep mixing the mixture, the sugar will melt and the mixture will become paste-like.

4

Then add spices give it a good mix.

5

At this point add the milk and saffron mixture and mix well.

6

Keep stirring for another 5 mins or so until the mixture comes together like a dough not sticking to the pan anymore and oozing some fat.

7

Remove on the plate and let it cool for 30 min.

8

Shape them while still, the mixture is warm. If you let it cool down completely then you won't be able to shape right.

9

Make around 21 balls and give them a modak shape.

Ingredients

 2 cups Grated khoya
 ½ cup Pistachio powder
 3 tbsp Ghee
 ½ cup Sugar
 ¼ tbsp Nutmeg
 ¼ tbsp Ginger powder
 20 qts Saffron strands soaked in warm milk

Directions

1

In a thick bottom pan, start heat to medium and add the ghee and grated khoya and pistachio powder and roast for few mins.

2

Then add sugar to the pan.

3

Keep mixing the mixture, the sugar will melt and the mixture will become paste-like.

4

Then add spices give it a good mix.

5

At this point add the milk and saffron mixture and mix well.

6

Keep stirring for another 5 mins or so until the mixture comes together like a dough not sticking to the pan anymore and oozing some fat.

7

Remove on the plate and let it cool for 30 min.

8

Shape them while still, the mixture is warm. If you let it cool down completely then you won't be able to shape right.

9

Make around 21 balls and give them a modak shape.

Kesar Pista Modak
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