How to make Tricoloured Mawa Modak -

Mawa sweet made of tri colour.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Mawa, Powder sugar

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Mithais

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Tricoloured Mawa Modak

Tricoloured Mawa Modak Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Tricoloured Mawa Modak Recipe

  • Mawa 500 grams

  • Powder sugar 225 grams

  • Milk 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Rose essence a few drops

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Edible yellow colour drop

  • Edible green colour drop

  • Edible red colour drop


Step 1

Combine sugar with khoya, mix and then cook over medium heat until the mixture is smooth. Add milk in a slow trickle, stirring continuously and cook till milk is absorbed. Repeat till all the milk is used. Remove from heat, add rose essence, cardamom powder and mix. Divide into three portions. Colour one red, one green and one yellow.

Step 2

Mix well and set aside to cool slightly. Divide each coloured portion into equal number of small oval shaped balls. Take one of each colour and press into the modak mould side by side so that one colour blends into the other. Close the open edge of the mould and press slightly. Open the mould and take out the modaks.

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