कैरट मोदक | Carrot Modak

Prep time
15 min
Cooking time
45 min
Cousine / Course
Indian-Sweet
Servings
21

Ingredients – Carrot mawa

  • तूप / घी / Ghee -1 tbsp
  • गाजर / Carrot grated – 4 cups
  • साखर / शक्कर / Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • इलायची / Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • दूध पावडर / Milk Powder – 1/4 cups
  • दूध / Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Mix nuts roasted and crushed – 1/4 cup

Step 1: Making Carrot mawa

  1. Take a pan, heat on low-medium, add ghee
  2. Add grated carrot, use fine grater
  3. Roast carrot for 2-3 min, add sugar to the pan, mix well, cook till sugar is dissolved and absorbed by carrots
  4. Add cardmom powder to pan and mix well,
  5. Add milk powder, milk and crushed nuts to the pan, mix well and cook for additional 2-3 min
  6. Turn off heat, set aside, let it cook down

Ingredients – Green mawa

  • तूप / घी / Ghee -1 tbsp
  • दूध पावडर / Milk Powder – 1/2 cup
  • दूध / Milk – 1/2 cup
  • पिस्ता / pistachios Paste: Take 1/2 cup pistachios, shell out, grind them with 2 tbsp of milk to fine paste

Step 2: Making Green mawa

  1. Take a pan, heat on low-medium, add ghee
  2. Add milk powder, roast for 2 min on low-medium heat
  3. Add Milk, mix well, break any lumps that may form, continue to stir while cooking. Cook till mixture solidifies
  4. Add Pistachios paste to the mawa, mix well, this would give nice green color to mawa. Cook till mawa solidifies again
  5. Turn off heat, set aside, let it cool down.

Step 3: Making Modak

  1. Grease mold with ghee, take small amount of carrot mawa, massage, fill the mold. Close the mold, press firmly, add remove carrot mawa from mold to fill only about 80% mold.
  2. Take small portion of green mawa, make it smooth by rubbing it with your palms and fill the remaining 20% mold, press firmly, add/remove mawa to fill modak completely
  3. Remove modak from mold, carrot modak is ready
  4. Repeat the process for remaining modaks

Tips

  1. Decorate with Silver varak (optional)
  2. To balance sweetness of modak, no need to add sugar to green mawa
  3. Intead of green mawa, white mawa also works well with taste

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