Halwai November 1, 2023


• 1 cup – dried Fig soaked overnight
• 1 cup – Cashewnuts powder
• 1/2 cup – Sugar free or powdered Sugar
• 2 pinches – Cardamom powder
• Silver varak
• 1 cup – ricotta cheese or khoya
• 1 pinch – red colour


  1. Grind the soaked dried fig to a paste. Keep it aside.
  2. Now roast the ricotta cheese on a low flame till all the moisture is evaporated
  3. Add ground fig to the ricotta cheese mixture till both are amalgamated and all the moisture is absorbed
  4. Now grind it again to a smooth paste
  5. Now add powdered sugar free or powdered sugar in the mixture and keep roasting on a low flame.
  6. Add cardamom powder to the above mixture.
  7. Add slowly and gradually the cashewnut powder till a thick dough is formed.
  8. Form balls of the above mixture and put the mixture into greased modak moulds
  9. Garnish the modak with silver varak
  10. Refrigerate for an hour and serve

Recipe courtesy of Nikita Kambli