Paan Modak Recipe

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Paan Modak is a delicious Modak recipe using betel leaves. Modak is a Indian sweet in shape of a dumpling usually with filling of coconut & sugar / jaggery, khoya & outer layer made from wheat flour or rice flour. Here we show you a variation by making use of Paan or betel leaves to give it a distinct flavour. Do check it out & give your friends & family a surprise this Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

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1 ½ cup + 1 tsp desiccated coconut
⅓ cup warm milk
150g unsweetened khoya/mawa
½ cup sugar
Paste of 4-5 betel leaves (Grind betel leaves with 1-2 tsp water)
2-3 drops green food colour
¼ tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp cut almonds, cashew nuts & pistachios
Ghee for greasing

SERVES: Makes 410g Paan Modak 
TOTAL TIME: 1 h 58 min
* 1 CUP = 237 ML


  1. In a bowl take 1 ½ cup desiccated coconut.
  2. Add ⅓ cup warm milk to it. 
  3. Mix well to coat desiccated coconut with milk & if required add more milk. Do not soak it!
  4. Cover & rest for 30 min.
  5. In a pan put desiccated coconut, 150g unsweetened khoya/mawa (crumble with hands before adding), ½ cup sugar. 
  6. Switch on flame low & mix everything.
  7. Cook for 4-5 min till sugar melts.
  8. Add paste of 4-5 betel leaves. 
  9. Mix well & cook for 8-10 min on low flame till water is evaporated.
  10. Add 2-3 drops of green food colour.
  11. Switch off flame.
  12. Add ¼ tsp cardamom powder & 2 tbsp cut almonds, cashew nuts & pistachios & mix.
  13. Transfer mixture to a bowl & allow it cool down completely.
  14. Grease modak mould with ghee. Alternatively you can also make small ladoos. 
  15. Fill it with little mixture & close it to give it modak shape.
  16. Put modak in a plate.
  17. Prepare remaining modak in same way (steps 15-16).
  18. Garnish with 1 tsp desiccated coconut.
  19. Set in refrigerator for 30 min & then serve.

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