Food is a huge part of our festivals.We prepare special dishes for Naivedyam and Prasad distribution.For example we make for Ganesh Chaturthi festival.You can make the traditional Ukadiche Modak.You can also make the khoya version of it,Mawa modak .Add any flavor to it like strawberry, kesar or Chocolate.Chocolate modak is especially a favorite with kids.You can also ask them to help while making it.This way they also imbibe the tradition and are excited to eat what they make.
Chocolate is such a versatile ingredient.However, it does give you a kick so you need to use it in moderation.As such chocolate doesn't have sugar but market variations do have lots of it.Making it at home ensures you can control the sweetness.
Importance of Ganesh Chaturthi festival
We pray to Lord Ganesha before any auspicious occasion. Ganeshotsava or Ganesh Chaturth is a 10 day long festival.We worship him across India.This festival is especially celebrated in Maharashtra.There are no words to express the electrifying atmosphere.It ends with the visarjan of Lord Ganesh idols in water body.
Personally, I prefer the eco-friendly mud idols which do not pollute the environment.Click here to see how to make it.
Step by step pictures of chocolate modak.
1.Start cooking the mawa on low flame
2. Add powdered sugar to the mawa
3.Mix until the sugar has mixed with the mawa.
4.Prepare the chocolate mix with cocoa,sugar and cream
5.Add chocolate mix to the mawa
6.Mix until there are no lumps in the mixture,shape them into desired moulds.
Scroll below for chocolate modak recipe
Chocolate Mawa Modak
- 1-1/4 cup milk powder
- 1 cup cream
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup sugar
For the mawa from scratch
- 1-1/2 cup milk powder
- 1/3 cup cream
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 1/3 cup sugar powdered
To make chocolate mix
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup cream
- 1 tbsp sugar powdered
- Prepare the chocolate mix by mixing all ingredients(cocoa,cream and sugar)
- Add milk powder,cream and ghee to bowl,microwave for 2 minutes or steam the covered container for 10 minutes.Refer recipe here
- Heat a non-stick pan, add mawa mix to it with powdered sugar
- Once its is mixed,add the chocolate mix
- Cook on a low flame,while stirring continuously until the mixture has a semi solid consistency.
- Keep it aside to cool.
- Once the mixture has cooled a bit,shape them into desired moulds/modak
- Garnish with dry cocoa(optional)
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