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Chocolate Modak Recipe

Ganpati Bappa Moriya

 

Ganesha is the most loved God

On account of a cooking competition, Ganesha has come visiting a month early to my home. Actually, He couldn’t resist the Chocolate Modak Recipe I made today. And I am blessed to be offering Him this innovative Chocolate Modak.  Ganesha is one of the most popular of Gods, in India and the innovative sculptures every year are amazing. Our Gods are not only Earthly they are also contemporary; you can see Ganesh idols holding a mobile phone or riding a bike. I decided to make a modern Modak for this modern and much loved Ganesha. Therefore, I made these No-Cook Chocolate Modak.

Legend of the Modak

We all know the legend of the Modak but let me relate it again; The legend goes that, in the first place, Goddess Parvati presented a divine Modak to Lord Shiva Ganesha. He is also called ‘Modapriya’ or the lover of Modaks. The dumplings stuffed with jaggery and sweet coconut are a delicacy. A visitor at Mount Kailash gifted a Modak to Parvati who in turn gave it to her sons and asked them to divide it amongst themselves. Both did not want to do that. Parvati then gave them a test. The test to circle the world thrice and the fastest would claim the delicious sweet. Kartik set off to circle the world, but clever Ganesha circled his parents thrice. This showed that they meant the world to him. Overwhelmed by his gesture, Parvati gave him the Modak. Since then the Modak has been associated with Ganesha.

Variety of Modaks

A variety of modaks, steamed and fried are offered to Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi and I decided to offer chocolaty ones. Ganesha is a real foodie and loves His food. “Chocolate Modak” is delicious. It is instant and looks marvellous. Chocolate Modak is a very interesting, easy and no cook recipe which kids and adults will relish.

We all love chocolate and if you want to try other chocolate recipes of mine, try these Double Chocolate Muffins, Whole Wheat Pudding, or this yummy Oreo-Rosogulls pudding. Finally, let me share that this recipe of mine was adjudged the winner @cookpad.in. Do try these Modaks for Ganesh Chathurthi and spread the joy of this lovable Elephant God.

Ingredients to make 10 Modaks

½ packet Marie biscuits.

1 packet Oreo chocolate biscuits.

4 tbsp Condensed Milk

1/4 cup butter melted

1/4 cup milk

1 cup fresh cream

1/4th cup chocolate

4 tbsp of Nutella

6 almond peeled and slivered.

Method:

Crush the Marie biscuits into powder in the blender. Keep aside

Take the Oreo biscuits and with a knife gently lift the cream layer from the centre. Crumble the biscuits with hand or in a blender. I blended both.

With a spoon pour 2 tbsps. butter, milk and condensed milk on the Marie and Oreo powders. Mix nicely until crumbly. Now slowly add a little milk to bind each into a smooth dough.

Meanwhile on a double boiler, heat the cream and blend in the chocolate and Nutella to form a satiny smooth Ganache.

Take the Modak mould and press a ball of the dough, neatly into the sides of the mould. Make a depression in the centre. Fill a piping bag with the chocolate Ganache and pipe it into the mould. Add 2 slivers of almonds and seal it with more dough.

Gently open the mould to reveal the perfect Chocolava Modak with the lava oozing out. The Modaks when opened reveal a chocolaty interior which oozes out and is creamy to taste. Chocolate to many, tastes heavenly and I always say I have a chocolate tooth.

If you want to make avant-garde and exotic modaks, try with blueberries, mascarpone cheese, peanut butter, other fruits, caramel or any ingredients that can be moulded.

 

 

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Chocolate Modak Recipe
Chocolate Modak Recipe
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A variety of Modaks, steamed and fried are offered to Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi and I decided to offer chocolaty ones."Chocolava Modak" is delicious, it’s instant and looks marvellous. A very interesting, easy and no cook recipe which kids and adults will relish.
Servings Prep Time
10 persons 20 minutes
Cook Time
00 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 persons 20 minutes
Cook Time
00 minutes
Chocolate Modak Recipe
Chocolate Modak Recipe
Print Recipe
A variety of Modaks, steamed and fried are offered to Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi and I decided to offer chocolaty ones."Chocolava Modak" is delicious, it’s instant and looks marvellous. A very interesting, easy and no cook recipe which kids and adults will relish.
Servings Prep Time
10 persons 20 minutes
Cook Time
00 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 persons 20 minutes
Cook Time
00 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: persons
Instructions
  1. Crush the Marie biscuits into powder in the blender. Keep aside
    Crush the Marie biscuits into powder in the blender. Keep aside
  2. Take the Oreo biscuits and with a knife gently lift the cream layer from the centre. Crumble the biscuits with hand or in a blender. I blended both.
    Take the Oreo biscuits and with a knife gently lift the cream layer from the centre. Crumble the biscuits with hand or in a blender. I blended both.
  3. With a spoon pour 2 tbsps. butter, milk and condensed milk on the Marie and Oreo powders. Mix nicely until crumbly. Now slowly add a little milk to bind each into a smooth dough.
    With a spoon pour 2 tbsps. butter, milk and condensed milk on the Marie and Oreo powders. Mix nicely until crumbly. Now slowly add a little milk to bind each into a smooth dough.
  4. Meanwhile, on a double boiler, heat the cream and blend in the chocolate and Nutella to form a satiny smooth Ganache.
    Meanwhile, on a double boiler, heat the cream and blend in the chocolate and Nutella to form a satiny smooth Ganache.
  5. Take the Modak mould and press a ball of the dough, neatly into the sides of the mould. Make a depression in the centre. Fill a piping bag with the chocolate Ganache and pipe it into the mould. Add 2 slivers of almonds and seal it with more dough.
    Take the Modak mould and press a ball of the dough, neatly into the sides of the mould. Make a depression in the centre. Fill a piping bag with the chocolate Ganache and pipe it into the mould. Add 2 slivers of almonds and seal it with more dough.
  6. Gently open the mould to reveal the perfect Chocolate Modak with the lava oozing out. The Modaks when opened reveal a chocolaty interior which oozes out and is creamy to taste. Chocolate to many tastes heavenly and I always say I have a chocolate tooth.
    Gently open the mould to reveal the perfect Chocolate Modak with the lava oozing out. The Modaks when opened reveal a chocolaty interior which oozes out and is creamy to taste. Chocolate to many tastes heavenly and I always say I have a chocolate tooth.
  7. If you want to make avant-garde and exotic Modaks, try with blueberries, mascarpone cheese, peanut butter, other fruits, caramel or any ingredients that can be moulded.
    If you want to make avant-garde and exotic Modaks, try with blueberries, mascarpone cheese, peanut butter, other fruits, caramel or any ingredients that can be moulded.
Recipe Notes

  Do not make a thin ganache or it will not let the Modak retain the shape.

In the oreo mixture, add less milkmaid and milk as it binds easily. 

Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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Comments 35

  1. Very nice and sweet recipe. Hope lord Ganesha would enjoy it along with your family and friends.

  2. Great recipe with Ganesh Chaturthi around the corner! Thanks for this! Kids will love it:)

  3. Jaya Agarwal says:

    Wow !
    A complete post about variety of modaks with added on info about the background. You have dished out everything.And loved the recipe. Will definitely try it.

  4. i heard a lot about choclate modak but never tried it.. Thanks for sharing the recipe.. #MyFriendalexa #Flavorsofworldread

  5. Yuuummmmmmmm… I would love to try this.. no matter what the doc says

  6. Milan says:

    A nice twist to the traditional modaks. Your double chocolate muffins recipe caught my eyes though . gonna check that out.

  7. Wow, this looks really yummy and easy. I am definitely going to try it this Ganesh Chaturthi with my daughter. #MyFriendAlexa

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thanks, Shubhra. Your daughter will love it. Oreos, Marie and Chocolate; who wouldn’t? My wishes to all of u on Vinayaka Chathurthi

  8. Leha Divakar says:

    Those look so delicious. Especially the dark one.. Happy festive season:)
    #MyFriendAlexa #literarylehareads

  9. Wow.. that’s awesome recipe with step by step instructions. Will try for Ganesh Chathurdhi. Thanks.

  10. My mouths watering. Daughter can get in line:-D

  11. Deepa says:

    Yummy! Loved the recipe. Going to try it today itself. Chocolate modaks will be a hit for sure.

  12. Meenakshi says:

    Looks sumptuous..Would love to try this variation to the usual modaks.Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  13. Priya Bajpai says:

    What a lip-smacking modak! My son would appreciate this, for sure. I think I’m going to give this a try.

  14. wow these sounds easy and yumm, would try them soon

  15. This composition of yours is literally food art and looks so tempting and picture perfect. The recipe is quite interesting, we will try it out.
    thanks for sharing with us.

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thank you so much for the wonderful words of appreciation. Food is an art for me and I just love to create it. Do try and share with me 🙂

  16. Rashmi says:

    these modaks look great. festival or no festival, im going to try these. 🙂

  17. Wow!!…they are looking so yummy!
    the way you have depicted iot looks like a piece of cake but I know it wont be so easy to replicate. The pics display how much love you pour and whatever you cook.

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thanks a ton, Kadambari for the appreciation. The main ingredient in any dish is the love I feel 🙂
      It really is a cakewalk believe me. Try it once and see how simple it is.

  18. MeenalSonal says:

    Wow. Chocolate Modak looks so yum. I will surely try this, this looks so doable but first I need to get modak shaper container to get the perfect shape.

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts
    #MyFriendAlexa #MeenalSonalReads

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