Ganesh chaturthi is round the corner.It is time to seek blessings and thank Bappa for his kindness.Generally, we either make the idol from clay,PoP or mud.However,I believe eco-friendly is best.Click here,if you want to make your own idol.Below are some recipes you can make for this 10 day long festival at home.
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1. Ukadiche Modak – This is the traditional Modak.It is also known as ‘kadubu‘,’kudumu‘ or ‘kozhakkattai‘. No Ganesh Pooja is complete without Modak in Maharashtra.It is said to be the sweet most dear to Lord Ganesha.A sweet similar to Modak is Kangiden.It is offered to Lord Kangiten in Japan.In Andhra,we also prepare salty kudumulu but in round shape.A sweet similar to Modak is Kangiden.It is offered to Lord Kangiten in Japan.In Andhra,we also prepare salty kudumulu but in round shape.
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2. Chocolate Modak -Modern fusion modak.You can make them easily using mawa.They are also now a part of tradition.Usually, you will find mawa modak at small shops in prasad in and near Siddhivinayak temple Mumbai.You can make it in any color or flavor.
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Laddoo recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi
3. Oats laddoo – This is a modern fusion recipe.Healthy and nutritious.It is easy to prepare laddoo.This is a good variation of atta laddoo and a great way to have oats.You can a great texture when you add oats to normal wheat laddoo.
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4. Atta laddoo -Easy to make.These are filled with ghee,nuts and wheat flour.
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5.Healthy coconut laddoo -Coconut laddoo is an easy sweet.I love it anytime of the day.
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6. Besan laddoo – Besan laddoo is made with ghee,gram flour and sugar.It is a must have sweet.Kid friendly and super yummy.
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7. Rava laddoo -Easy to prepare with semolina or sooji rava.You can garnish them with sliced cashews.
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8 Kali boondi ke laddoo– These laddoos are specially made in Rajasthan. You can eat them only in Jodhpur.I love this version.This is Jodhpur’s take on Boondi ke laddoo.Extremely yummy.It has a great texture.
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9. Sattu laddoo – Sattu laddoo is similar to Besan ke laddoo.
Sattu is a mix of roasted bengal gram along with cereals.
It cooks faster than Besan laddoo as it is pre-roasted.
10. Pineapple Kesari or Pineapple halwa – Pineapple halwa is sooji halwa with chopped pineapple and nuts.You can also replace the tartness of pineapple with apples.
This is a great recipe as tartness of pineapple cuts the sweetness of halwa.
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Andhra special recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi
Kajjikayalu or Karanji – It is the Indian style flaky crossiant .
Easy to prepare.You can also make it vegan.
Vegetarian option is also egg-less but has mawa,nuts and ghee.
We serve this in prasad during festival in southern India.
Also known as Gujiya up north.
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There are some temple special recipes, apart from these above recipes.We serve this as Prasad in Karnataka,Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
These are Pulihora and Curd rice.They are usually made for any pooja.You will also find it in Prasad counter in Balaji temples.Most of the temples serve this at a minimal donation to meet the expenses.This serves as almost a meal for poor.
I also love having it during travel.All you need is a huge bowl of rice.Basic tempering and loads of flavor.You can temper with ghee or oil if vegan while making pulihora.
Rava laddoo,Rava Kesari, Boorelu ,Kajjakayelu and Kudumulu are commonly served during 10 day long festival.
Pulihora and curd rice
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