Malai modak recipe – How to make malai modak recipe – Modak recipes

Malai modak is a delicious modak made with paneer and condensed milk.  This is also a quick and easy recipe prepared with just 2 ingredients.  Saffron is added to give a nice flavor to the modak.  Tradionally modaks are made with rice flour and coconut jaggery mixture filling and then steamed.  This modak recipe does not need any steaming and hence can be made instantly if paneer and condensed milk is readily available at home.  Do try this different yet tasty modak this festival season and enjoy!!

Prep Time :  10 mins

Cook Time :  25 mins

Servings :  8-10 small ladoos

Indian cuisine


Paneer or cottage cheese – 250 gms

Condensed milk – 200 gms

Saffron strands – 10


Take the paneer in a plate.  Mash the paneer nicely by hand.

Heat a pan on low flame.  Add the crumbled paneer, condensed milk and saffron strands.  Cook on a low flame stirring continuously.  Mix the ingredients well and mash the larger granules of paneer with the ladle or spatula.

Grease the modak mould with little ghee.  Keep it aside.  Cook the mixture for 8-9 minutes on a low flame.

The mixture will start to thicken and leave the sides of the pan.  Then switch off the flame.  Allow the mixture to cool down completely.

Take a small portion of the mixture and place it in the mould.  Level the bottom of the mould.  Now close the mould tightly and  remove the excess mixture from the edges of the modak mould.

Demould carefully and arrange it in a plate.  Repeat the process and  grease the mould again to make the modaks.

Delicious  modaks are now ready to be served as prasad to Lord Ganesha.


Keep it refrigerated.  It stays for good for upto 2 days.

Ensure to grease the mould everytime you make the modaks.

Always cook the mixture on a low flame to avoid the mixture getting burnt.



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