Chhena Modak | How to make Chhena Modak

By Poonam Bachhav  |  12th Jul 2017  |  
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About Chhena Modak Recipe

Modak are small dumplings which are usually stuffed with sweet coconut and dry fruit fillings. Modak can be made in many ways. Traditionally we Maharashtrian make Ukadiche Modak ( Basically steamed rice flour dumplings stuffed with fresh scrapped Coconut , Jaggery and Nuts) and Talaniche Modak ( deep fried , crispy sweet preparation ) . Apart from these traditional Modaks, this year i have made Modak using Chhena ( Crumbled Paneer) for Naivedhyam to Lord Ganesha. Chhena Modak are milk based sweet delicacies made from Chena ( Cottage Cheese / Paneer). Paneer gives nice creamy and grainy texture to the modak. I have used home made fresh chhena for the recipe. But you may use the store bought Paneer and crumble it for the recipe. This will surely save the time and efforts.

Chhena Modak is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Chhena Modak in your kitchen. This recipe requires 15 minutes for preparation and 15 minutes to cook. The Chhena Modak by Poonam Bachhav has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Chhena Modak at home without any difficulty. Chhena Modak is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Chhena Modak would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Chhena Modak this weekend. Share your Chhena Modak cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Poonam Bachhav for inputs. In case you have any queries for Chhena Modak you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Poonam Bachhav. You can also rate the Chhena Modak and give feedback.

Chhena Modak

Ingredients to make Chhena Modak

  • 200 grams Chenna
  • 1 cup full cream Milk ( boiled)
  • 100 grams Milk powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder

How to make Chhena Modak

  1. In a non stick heavy bottom wok take 1 tablespoon of ghee, 100 gram milk powder, crumbled paneer, 1 cup full cream milk and 1/2 cup sugar. Heat it on a medium flame .
  2. Cook the mixture while continuously stirring on a low to medium flame, until all the moisture evaporates and the mixture is thick and it no more sticks to the pan. This will roughly take 15 minutes.
  3. Add the cardamom powder to the peda mixture and put off the flame. Once the dough has cooled down enough to handle, pinch out a large gooseberry shape ball and push it from the bottom hole of a greased modak mold.
  4. Press the mold and open it. You can see lovely impressions on the modak. Repeat the same process with rest of the dough.
  5. The above quantity yields approximately 21 small sized Modaks. Offer them to lord Ganesha and later enjoy it as prasad with your loved ones !

My Tip:

I have used mold to give the modak shape. If you do not have one, you may just roll out a ball and flatten it slightly to make Paneer peda.

Reviews for Chhena Modak (3)

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Amrisha Vohra2 years ago

Amazing dessert.

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