A dessert so simple made with healthy ingredients. Make these at home & bask in their rich & authentic taste without feeling guilty over being high on sugar rush.
In the saucepan, start heating the cut pieces of Khova on a medium flame.
Keep sauteing till it begins to disintegrate & apparently melting. At this point, reduce the flame a little bit.
Add the jaggery powder & keep mixing till the jaggery appears to start blending with the Khova. Be careful with adjusting the flame to low/medium at this point.
Only after the consistency starts to thin a bit with the jaggery melting away, on a simmered flame, add the cacao/cocoa powder.
Add the cardamom powder, chopped almonds & pistachios.
Mix well until the entire thing starts to thicken in consistency & begins to form a gooey mass.
Put the flame off & keep this aside to cool on its own or under the fan, may be.
When the mass is cool enough for you to hold in your bare hands, get started with the moulding & unmoulding.
Grease the modak mould & your hands with ghee so as to prevent the sticking of the modak mass all over.
Make balls relative to the size of the mould & pack it inside the mould completely. Close & press the mould very well. Unmould the modak carefully.
Repeat this till you get all the modaks moulded & unmoulded.
If you find the moulding-unmoulding process cumbersome, no worries. You could very well structure them into the modak shape anyway (Just like we model clay!)
Place all of these modaks on a plate & refrigerate for about 20-25 minutes.
Voila! Your scrummy & luscious Chocolate modaks are waiting for you to devour them! ;-)