Mawa is something we most probably need while making Indian Sweets/ Meethai ..
I usually decide to make anything at the very last moment …
It was Ganesha Chaturthi a few days back and as usual I decided to Make Modak and then realized I do not have any Khoya . Called up My Mom and she taught me how to make Khoya using milk powder ..
Here is the recipe for fresh Mawa Using Milk Powder ..
For 1 Cup Of Mawa You Will need
1 cup whole milk powder
Ghee / clarified butter – 2&1/2 tbsp
Milk – 1/4 cup + a little more ( adjust according to make thick consistency)
In a microwave safe bowl, add milk powder + ghee and mix well.
Slowly add milk and make lump free mixture while stirring well.
Keep bowl in microwave for 1 min. Now take the bowl out stir the mixture and keep it back in the MW for 1 . It will get little thick after two minutes. Stir again.
If you like the color to be a little brown then keep it for another 1 minute in microwave .
Cover and keep the bowl in fridge for 15 mins to cool it down a little .
After cooling it down, kneed it into a soft dough.
FOR THE MODAK OR LADOO
2 tbs warm milk + 1 big pinch of saffron ( ONLY if you are making saffron modak OR Ladoo )
1/4 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar ( adjust to taste )
1/2 tsp cardamon powder
Mix all the ingredients in Mawa nicely ..
Grease modak mold with little powdered sugar.
Stuff the Modak mold with Mawa mix and press the mold to shape ..
Open the mold gently and arrange this beauties in a plate.
FOR THE LADOO
Mix all the ingredients together and shape them into ladoos .
These Modaks And Ladoos stays fresh for 3-4 days in the fridge ..