Pista Khoya Modak

By: Prasanna| Published: 10:41:00 AM

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival special recipe is Pistachio and Khoya Modak. Very easy and delicious recipe to impress everyone with the amazing Modak's.

A new post again and this time it is for the most famous festival in India, yes! Ganesh Chaturthi is coming soon and all the preparations are in full swing.Here I am sharing recipe of Pistachio Khoya Modak for the festival to try and impress everyone.

We are currently in the religious month of Hindu (Indian) Calendar, called "Shravana" and this is considered the Holy month of all / month of fast,various festivals and numerous celebrations.
After this month ends we celebrate the most awaited festival of the year,that is Ganesh Chaturthi! 

Every year people celebrate this festival as per traditions and customs followed by individual family. Everyone has their own family traditions of celebrating this festival, and this is the only festival when the entire family gets together and enjoy a lot.
As we all know,Modak is the best offering to Lord Ganesh,so I tried to share my recipe of Pistachio Modak for the festival.

This recipe is very easy to make and does not need you to have special skills to make the modak. I used Modak moulds to make these and give them amazing beautiful shape.
If not for modak you can mould them in regular peda shape and make peda/ sweet for any other occasion you like. This is an update for my earlier post which I had shared some time back. I had done these Pista Modak/ Peda for Rakshabandhan.
This recipe is totally customizable, you can add any flavor of your choice to make these modak. Try varieties like mango,kesar,elaichi,etc.

Rakshabandhan is another festival which comes in the month of Shravan. This is for celebrating relationship between brother and sister. Sister ties Rakhi, which a colorful thread on the brother's wrist, and brother gives a gift to sister.
"The sister performs a rakhi ceremony, then prays to express her love and her wish for the well being of her brother; in return, the brother ritually pledges to protect and take care of his sister under all circumstances" . This is an excerpt from Wikipedia.

Another interesting recipe, apart from the Pista Khoya Modak / Peda , that you can try for any festival is Instant Jalebi. This so amazing recipe is that you can make in no time and just perfect crispy Jalebi, like store bought one's.And the best part is that these Jalebi do not need overnight fermentation. Give a try to this recipe and you will not try any store bought Jalebi ever!

Front look of silver plate having Pistachio Modak

Silver plate holding many Ganesh Chaturthi Festive Sweet Pista Modak

Another recipe that is well suited for the fasting season is making some Potato / Batat Chivda(farali) ,which is good for fasting,has lovely combination of green chilis,curry leaves,rasins,cashewnuts,peanuts and potato flakes tossed together to make amazing recipe.
Few more festive recipe's are here which I have already shared on the blog are: Kesar Shrikhand, Khaja, Besan Ladoo, Goan Doodh Peda, Kunda.

Print Recipe
Pista Khoya Modak
Delicious,quick and easy recipe of Pistachio Khoya Modak,are perfect for festival/celebrations!

In a ceramic/nonstick pan,add grated khoya.

On low heat keep stirring it.In a mixer grinder make a coarse paste of pistachios with milk.

Add the paste to this khoya.Mix well and keep stirring on low flame till the mixture starts releasing ghee and starts to form a dough.

Switch of the gas.Add the cardamom powder,sugar and green color.

Mix softly with hands for a minute or two till the mixture forms a nice dough.Apply little ghee to your palms and to the modak moulds from inside.

Stuff sufficient quantity in each half of modak mould.

Close the mould tightly.
Open the mould and take out the modak.Enjoy these this festive season!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8

  • You can make Peda from the same dough instead of Modak.
  • Try adding flavors like Mango,Almond,Kesar or Elaichi.
  • You can refrigerate these modaks for a week and consume.

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    1. I've never heard of Modaks, but they're beautiful! I bet the mango flavor would be amazing.

      1. Thank you so much! Yes these are delicious and wonderful for the festival.

    2. I wasn't familiar with this festival or recipe, but it looks yummy!

      1. Its an Indian Festival and one of the most awaited one :)

    3. So interesting and these sound delicious! Love learning about new foods. :)

    4. Wow, I've never heard of some of these ingredients before and I doubt I'd be able to find them nearby. Love mango and cardamom together, so tasty.

      1. Than you :) These are very delicious.You will easily find them in Indian Grocery stores :)

    5. Love modaks..your recipe is in the nick of time..will try it out..thankfully I have the mold too.

    6. They're so pretty!

      So - Khoya is a milk product? That you can grate? I'm going to have to look for it at the Indian store - it sounds interesting, and I don't think I've noticed it!

      1. Yes It's easily available in Indian Grocery stores near you. We need to grate it as mostly store bought ones are little hard and kind of a brick :)

    7. I love pistachios! This is such a wonderful recipe!

    8. I've never heard of this but it sure sounds amazing.

      1. Its very famous sweet in India :) usually made for the festival.

    9. These look lovely! I love their shape and I'm sure the flavors are perfect together :)

    10. This sounds so delicious! Love all the different festivals and foods that go along with them!

    11. I have never heard of modaks but these look delicious! Love the colour!!

    12. I plan on making chocolate modak this year! Will try your recipe next time..this looks awesome


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