Pedha Modak , ready in 3 ,2,1….. and here they come !!!!!

Pedha Modak

5 ingredient , 5 minute  Pedha Modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi ! Makes about 71 Pedha Modak with the mold that makes 5 at a time!

 

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Can you believe the mixture for these Pedha modak is microwaved for just 3+2+1 minutes?
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Pedha Modak in the molds

Pedha is an Indian fudge like sweet which conjures up images of all things auspicious. They are offered to the Gods during festivals and other happy occasions ( one example being victories over tough exams:)  and then shared with friends and family.  Modak, with its distinct and exquisite shape is said to be Lord Ganesha’s favorite. So today, on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, this is a special post for Pedha Modak!

Traditionally Pedhas are made from khoa or khava, which is milk that is boiled and stirred and stirred until it is reduced to a coagulated solid. Simply said it is a labor intensive and time consuming process.

This super easy, goof proof recipe is a dream come true for people like me who like quick and easy recipes without compromising the taste. I have made these Pedha Modaks for many years now and the only time I goofed up was when I tried to cook them a tad too long:) They were still fine but had a chewier taste. So if you have to adjust the cooking time according to your microwave, do so in small, 15 second or so, increments, and be sure to stir in between. The timings given here should work for most microwave ovens.

Pedha Modak

  • Servings: 71
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients for the Pedha modak-

  • 1 ( 14 oz.)  can sweetened condensed milk, such as Eagle or Carnation brand
  • 1 stick ( 8 tablespoons /4 ounces)sweet unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups milk powder, such as Carnation brand (about 1 1/2 pouches or 12 ounces)
  • 1 fat pinch of saffron threads, crushed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground green cardamom powder
  • 1 very  tiny pinch of salt (optional)

The 3-2-1 method-

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine all the above ingredients, mix and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir well and microwave again for 2 minutes. You will see the mixture bubbling.
  3. Stir well again and microwave once again for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from microwave, stir well and set aside until the mixture is cool enough to handle.
  5. Pedhas can be also shaped into balls and stamped with a pretty stamp. I used the molds shown below to shape them into Modak.

 

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You can make 5 modak at a time

 

Tip-

This mixture is very forgiving, if you have to come back later and shape the Pedha Modak too. Just cover it loosely and set aside.

Note-

Individual microwaves vary so please adjust timings according to your microwave.My timings are based on my 110V, 1000 Watts microwave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35 thoughts on “Pedha Modak , ready in 3 ,2,1….. and here they come !!!!!

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  1. Oh my, love pedas, but not sure what Modak is? A great quick microwave version for folks on the run, love the shape. I can’t imagine all the different moulds that are available in the kitchen stores these days, it’s amazing! I wish they had the donut one when my girls were growing up.

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    1. Loretta, this easy recipe makes authentic tasting pedhas. Modak is a sweet made for Lord Ganesha, which is the shape of the molds. Modaks are traditionally also made like sweet dumplings in the same shape with a rice flour cover and sweet coconut jaggery center.

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  2. Hi sandhya
    I tried to cook but all vain. Can u put proper measurements in Grams and ml. And please can u upload some pics of each stages like 3min how the mixture looked. I donno cooking but wanted to make modals. Please do help asap

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    1. Kumar,
      I am not sure what went wrong with your cooking. Is the mixture not coming together or is it overcooked? If you let me know he details, I could help you.

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  3. Oh my, love pedas, but not sure what Modak is? A great quick microwave version for folks on the run, love the shape. I can’t imagine all the different moulds that are available in the kitchen stores these days, it’s amazing! I wish they had the donut one when my girls were growing up.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. Modak is the shape but these pedhas taste awesome in any shape! And the recipe is super easy.
      Do let me know when you try them.

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  4. I’m from UK, so what do you mean by one stick of butter??? Please could you leave the quantity in grams or ounces would be great!!! Anyways lovely idea for quick delicacies!!!

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