Ganesh Chaturthi is here and It’s time to celebrate the birthday of the Hindu God, Ganesha, who is considered to herald new beginnings, good luck and remove obstacles from our lives. The elephant head God is considered to be the maker of all things auspicious and prosperous. Though the 10-day festival is hugely popular in Maharashtra, people all over the country celebrate it in one way or another. The festival is here and we are ready with our delicious treats that you can easily prepare at home and offer to Lord Ganesha!
1. Modak recipe
The first and foremost is his favourite sweet, Modak that is generally made on the first day.
Modak are steamed dumplings with an outer rice flour dough and a coconut-jaggery stuffing. These sweet dumplings are also known as Ukadiche Modak in Marathi language.
So, if you are planning to make modak, here is the recipe that you can easily replicate and offer as “bhog” during Ganesh Chaturthi.
2. Sweet Rice Appo
Here’s another favourite sweet of Lord Ganesh that you can prepare and offer the deity during this festival as “Naivedyam”. Sweet Rice Appo or Appe or Paniyaram is a soft and delicious melt in mouth Indian recipe prepared using rice, ripe bananas and jaggery (or sugar).
Get the full recipe here: https://www.cookwithkushi.com/sweet-rice-appo/
3. Mixed Seeds Boondi Ladoo
This Ganesh Chaturthi, if you are looking to prepare something sweet, scrumptious and super easy, here's the simplest solution! This traditional treat will certainly please the God of prosperity and help you get His blessings during this auspicious period.
Get the full recipe here: https://www.potsandpans.in/blogs/recipes/mixed-seeds-boondi-laddoo
4. Pomegranate Laddoo
This is how we blend health, heavenly flavour and happiness together! The besan ladoo, which is a favourite of Lord Ganesha, gets some extra zing as well as a vibrant hue with the use of pomegranate. The sweet and tangy addition of pomegranate beautifully compliments the popular besan concoction and will surely serve as your perfect Ganesh Chaturthi bhog!
Know more here: https://www.potsandpans.in/blogs/recipes/pomegranate-laddoo
5. Rava Coconut Chocolate Barfi
Who doesn’t love chocolate? This Ganesh Chaturthi, serve the deity with something truly different and delectable. An ingenious combination of rava, chocolate and coconut, this treat will fetch you plenty of compliments and hopefully blessings from the revered God.
Get the full recipe here: https://www.potsandpans.in/blogs/recipes/rava-coconut-chocolate-barfi