Besan Modak | Mohanthal modak

Prep time
5 min
Cooking time
30 min
Cousine / Course
Indian Sweets



  • बेसन / Gram flour – 2 cups
  • दूध / Milk – 3 tbsp
  • तूप / घी / Ghee – 2/3 cup
  • खवा / खोया / Mawa – 1/4 cup
  • दूध / Milk – 1/3 cup
  • साखर / Sugar – 1 cup
  • वेलदोडा / इलायची / Cardamom – 1/2 tsp


  1. In a bowl take gram flour
  2. Add milk, mix well, you will get granular texture
  3. Grind the mixture to fine powder
  4. Now in a pan, add ghee, let it melt
  5. Add besan, mix well, roast mixture on low heat till oil starts to separate
  6. Add mawa, mix well, break any lumps, set aside
  7. Now in a pan add sugar, and 1 cup water, mix well to dissolve sugar
  8. Cook till single string consistency
  9. Add cardamom powder, mix well,
  10. Now add this to besan mix, mix well, break all lumps, cook till binding consistency
  11. Turn off heat, transfer to plate, let it cool down
  12. Make lemon size portions
  13. Take a portion, roll to make round, give modak shape
  14. Now using a toothpick make design, make small lines at bottom, and extend lines from bottom curving to top, repeat for every alternate marking
  15. Beautiful Modak is ready!


  1. Applying milk to besan is impotart to get gralulated (danedar) texture
  2. Roast besan in ghee takes up to 20 min, this is important to get delicious taste
  3. Adjust suagar from 2/3 to 1 cup as per your liking

How to serve

  1. Serve fresh
  2. Store in cool dry place for 2-3 days


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