Ganpati Bappa Moriya! This slogan is heard everywhere in the town because Ganesh Chaturthi has come. I like all festivals but my favorite is Ganesh Chaturthi. The reason why I like this festival is because of the atmosphere in the city due to Ganpati Pandals. There is a lot of bustling in the city due to constant rush of people to visit different Pandals. The Chocolate Modak Recipe compliments this festival with its rich flavors, delicate taste, and elegant aroma. The combination of chocolate with the royal flavored Mawa gives the delicious, deep and long-lasting treat to our taste buds.
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We all visit Pandals and we get Prasad from there. Who doesn’t like Prasad? Of course, everyone likes Prasad. So here I am with a famous Ganpati special Prasad called Modak or to be specific chocolate Modak. The tempting and adoring sweet dish can be made in minutes at home with little preparation. It is nothing but the fusion to the traditional Modak with the addition of semi-sweet or dark chocolate. No doubt that these Modak are tasty, but also they are healthy and full of nutrition as well if you make them in the right way and use the correct proportion of ingredients involved.
Modak is a famous Maharashtrian sweet dish which is specially prepared during this festival. From decades people make Modak during Ganesh Chaturthi. If someone thinks about Ganesh Chaturthi and a sweet dish or Prasad related to this festival then Modak is something which comes to our mind immediately. I had chocolate at home and even Mawa was also available, so thought of making a sweet dish which combines our favorite ingredients together. Be very cautious and careful while you make as to balance the calories in this Modak is a crucial task.
Thus today I will discuss how to make Modak that too chocolate Modak. The recipe is same as Mawa Modak. Nowadays the level of cooking has raised. People like to twist and variations in the recipe. Here also a twist is made in the traditional Mawa Modak by an addition of chocolate. Chocolate is admired by all age of people whether young or old. I know many people who don’t like sweets but they eat them if chocolate is added in it.
Chocolate Modak is made up of three basic ingredients Mawa, chocolate, and sugar. The Mawa used here is of unsweetened type. I have used homemade Mawa. It’s easy to make Mawa at home. I will soon share this recipe also. The best part of this recipe is that it not require preparation the coating and the stuffing individually. You only have to make the mixture and then let it settle in the mold. So, even those who are new to cooking and does not have much of cooking expertise can also try them at home.
If you have a fascination for chocolate then this is a must try dessert for you! Again the type of chocolate used can be grated or chocolate chips. You can also use milk chocolate. The type of chocolate depends on your choice. But I would suggest you chop the chocolate and then use it. To make the Modak aromatic I have added green cardamom powder. You can also add vanilla extract for the extra flavors and cinnamon powder for the alluring aroma. You can also add chocolate chips if you like crunchy texture. The details about this are mentioned in the remarks section. The Mawa used for this recipe is not at all sweet.
The good thing about this chocolate Modak is that it can be refrigerated for 3 – 4 days. It can be stored at room temperature for 2 days. So get ready to make this easy Modak recipe in your kitchen. Set on your festive mood with this dessert!
- Total time for cooking of Chocolate Modak Recipe is 22 minutes
- The mentioned gauge of ingredients makes 6 Modak. But if you like you can increase the number of serving and adjust the proportion of ingredients.
- Keep the flame low otherwise, the Mawa will not be roasted properly.
- You can also use brown sugar instead of regular sugar.
- You can also add chocolate chips and nuts if you like crunchy texture.
- Add the chips and nuts just before switching off the stove.
- If you want, you can skip the addition of nuts. Nuts are used only for the flavors, they do not affect the consistency of the mixture.
- The type of chocolate depends on your choice.
- Refrain from using chocolate powder in place of chocolates. It would change the consistency of the mixture.
- Chopped dry fruits.
- Slit Rose Petals
- Saffron Strands
- Whipped Cream
- Icing Sugar
- Serve the chocolate Modak along with the dish of the complete meal.
- The Modak taste better when they are served chilled.
“So make today and start your festival feast with this sweet chocolate Modak!”
The various other kinds of Modak are Mawa Modak, Rava Modak, Dry Fruits Modak, Kesar Modak, Mango Modak, and many such more types of Modak can be made.
Whereas if you are looking for the other sweet dishes from Mawa then Khoya Barfi or Mawa Barfi, Kulfi Faldoo and Eggless Mawa Cake can be your few option among various Mawa dishes which can be made at home with ease. Try them now if you like the taste and flavor of Mawa.
The chocolate Modak recipe is the super easy, simple and delicious recipe for the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi where you also have to do a lot of decoration and other preparation work. Similarly, various other sweet dishes made for Ganesh Puja are Rava Ladoo, Motichoor Ladoo, Malai Ladoo, Sesame Ladoo, Atta Ladoo, Boondi Ladoo, Coconut Ladoo and all the other varieties of Ladoo.
As Chocolate is everyone’s favorite, there are enormous dessert dishes which can be made from Chocolate like Eggless Chocolate Mousse, delicious Chocolate Sandwich, Chocolate Avocado Mousse, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Eggless Chocolate Chip Muffins, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Puff, and much such more.
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