Malai modak recipe (Paneer modak)

Malai modak recipe (Paneer modak) for ganesh chaturthi – delicious tasting modak made from ONLY TWO ingredients, paneer and condensed milk. Kesar is added for some flavor, but it is optional.

Malai modak recipe (Paneer modak), How to make malai ladoo/modak

For beginners, making traditional steamed modak is little difficult. Also it is time consuming. So I am sharing this for beginners or those who are looking for QUICK, instant recipes

Using this recipe you can make malai ladoo too.

Many times I make malai ladoo or modak using fresh paneer and sugar. But recently I read a recipe in Nestle-family site. And immediately saved it for making this paneer modak.

Here I have used ½ can of condensed milk and rest is used while making this chocolate dipped coconut modaks.

Malai modak recipe (Paneer modak), How to make malai ladoo/modak

Check out other modak recipes
Modak peda  //  Fried modak  //  Chocolate modak  //  Dry fruits modak


How to make malai modak recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) Crumble the paneer into very small pieces. Or grate the paneer with fine grater. Take that into the pan along with saffron.
NOTE: If using fresh chenna/paneer then make sure that you drain out the water completely and crumble it by hand or use food processor. If using store bought or frozen paneer (defrosted), keep the block of paneer in warm water for 10-15 minutes, it makes the paneer really soft and then crumble and use in the recipe.

2) Add condensed milk. Turn the heat on medium.
Malai modak recipe (Paneer modak), How to make malai ladoo/modak

3) Mix it will and continue cooking with stirring constantly. Keep mixing and mashing the larger granules of paneer with spatula.

4) Cook for 7-8 minutes. Below right photo is halfway through.
Malai modak recipe (Paneer modak), How to make malai ladoo/modak

5) Cook till it comes together like a dough and leaves the sides of the pan. It took me 7 minutes.

6) Remove that into a plate. Let it cool to touch or become warm.
Malai modak recipe (Paneer modak), How to make malai ladoo/modak

7) Knead into a dough till it gets smooth. Don’t over do it.

8) Grease the mould using ghee and start shaping into modak.
Malai modak recipe (Paneer modak), How to make malai ladoo/modak

You can make malai ladoo using this same mixture.

Serving suggestions: This is offered to Lord Ganesha as a prasad during Ganesh chaturthi festival.

Malai modak recipe (Paneer modak), How to make malai ladoo/modak

Malai modak recipe (Paneer modak), How to make malai ladoo/modak
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Malai modak recipe (Paneer modak)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Yield 10 no.
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 2500 grams or 2 ¼ cups Paneer crumbled and loosely packed
  • ½ can or 200 grams or ½ cup+2 tablespoons or 7 oz Sweetened condensed milk -
  • 4-5 strands Saffron optional

Instructions

Making malai modak or Paneer modak recipe:

  1. Crumble the paneer or grate the paneer with fine grater.
  2. Take that into the pan along with saffron.
  3. Add condensed milk. Turn the heat on medium.
  4. Mix it will and continue cooking with stirring constantly. Keep mixing and mashing the larger granules of paneer with spatula.
  5. Cook for 7-8 minutes.
  6. Cook till it comes together like a dough and leaves the sides of the pan. It took me 7 minutes.
  7. Remove that into a plate. Let it cool to touch or become warm.
  8. Knead into a dough till it gets smooth. Don’t over do it.
  9. Grease the mould using ghee and start shaping into modak.
  10. You can make malai ladoo using this same mixture.

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