Malai Ladoos/ Malai Ladoo Modaks
"Vakratunda Mahakaaya, Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva, Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada"
(Lord Ganesha has a curved trunk with a powerful body. He has the brilliance of a million suns. May the Lord, remove all the problems from the actions I aim to achieve).
“May Lord Ganesha shower abundant good luck on you, May he always bestow you with his blessings”
“Happy Ganesh Chaturthi”
Lord Ganesha or Ganpati, fondly called Bappa, is considered as the God of all beginnings and is worshipped at the start of any ritual or ceremony. He is also known to ward off evil, remove obstacles and bring prosperity.
It’s time to welcome Lord Ganesha into our homes again. With much fanfare and enthusiasm,this 10-day long festival is celebrated to honour the birth of Lord Ganesha, son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. The ten-day festival is also called ‘Ganeshotsav’.
People welcome Ganapati Bappa to their homes and in local pandals ahead of the puja and each day is celebrated with special food and aarti. The God is served with his favorite dishes made with coconut and jaggery, Ladoos and Bappa’s favorite Modaks.
This year, for the Bhog Prashad I have come up with this super easy and quick to make Malai Ladoo Modaks. Sounds so scrumptious, right?
Yes, they have a super delicious and absolutely divine flavor. The texture is silky smooth and they just melt in your mouth. I have used fresh paneer/ cottage cheese/ chenna to make these Malai Modaks.
Do try this easy to make and delicious recipe for Bappa and I am sure Gannuji will fill your life with happiness and success!!!
Cottage cheese or Paneer or chenna- 2 cups
Sweetened condensed milk- 1 can or 400 grams
Rose water- 1 teaspoon
Cardamom powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Ghee- 1 teaspoon
Saffron strands/ Kesar- 15-20
Milk- 1 tablespoon
Pista Slivers- 10-12DIRECTIONS:
For making Malai Ladoos first we have to prepare Paneer or cottage Cheese.
For making home made paneer check this hyperlink kalakand chees
I prefer using home made paneer to make sweets.
However, if you are using store bought paneer, make sure it should be fresh and without any salt.
Warm the milk and add in the kesar and keep aside.
Blend paneer with half of the condensed milk in a food processor.
Blend till you see there are no lumps and the texture of the mixture is silky smooth.
Put this mixture in a pan on low heat.
Add remaining sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
Stir continuously for about 10-12 minutes.
Next add cardamom powder and Rose water and mix again.
Keep stirring continuously until it turns to a solid mass.
Add Ghee and mix well.
After that turn off the flame and take out the mixture on a plate.
Let the mixture cools down a bit, just enough to be handled by bare hands.
Next, grease your palms with ghee.
Divide the mixture equally into lemon sized balls.
Take a lemon-sized mixture and roll into balls.
Roll so that there are no cracks on the surface. Surface should look shiny, crack free and smooth.
Garnish ladoos with Saffron leaves which were soaked in milk and pista slivers.
Alternatively you can make Modaks with the same mixture.
Grease the Modak Mold with little ghee.
Stuff a portion of the mixture in the Modak mold. Close it tightly.
Open and your Modak Ladoos are ready.
Enjoy the yummy Ladoos!!