Modak Recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi

It is that time of the year when Lord Ganesha’s anniversary is celebrated. Ganesh Chaturthi will be starting on 25th August, 2017. It will end on 5th September, 2017. When you are planning to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, you need to prepare a lot of special dishes.

In this article, we have collected different recipes of Modak, which is a favorite dish of lord Ganesha.

  • Steamed ModakIMG_7259Steamed Modaks, which are also known as Ukadiche Modaks are prepared in steamer pans. These are the most popular modaks, prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi. These modaks are prepared using rice flour and maida(wheat flour). They are filled with jaggery and grated coconut. Here’s the recipe: https://goo.gl/hjGmxo.
  • Fried ModakfriedmodakThis is another kind of modak, known as patholi. These are prepared with whole wheat flour. These modaks are fried either deep or shallow. They are filled with sweet and chewy coconut filling. Their outer covering is very crispy and crunchy. Here’s the recipe: https://goo.gl/tF5t6q
  • Chocolate Modakchocolate-modak-recipe26Have you ever tried Chocolate modaks? The outer covering of this Modak can be covered with chocolate powder. The filling can be done with dry fruits and coconut. Here’s the recipe: https://goo.gl/GpPpNY
  • Amrit Modakamrit-modakAmrit modaks are Pistachio stuffed modaks that are very flavorful. Here’s the recipe: https://goo.gl/4AA6CK
  • Shrikhand ModakShrikhandModakThese are very easy to make and delicious. These modaks will be a perfect gift for Ganpati Bappa. Here’s the recipe: https://goo.gl/T8p8YL

Ganesh Chaturthi & Its Favourite Sweets

The Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated to honor Lord Ganesha. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi starts on 5th September this year and will be celebrated for 10 days.

In some parts of India, the festival is known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’.

In this article, we give you sweets and other dishes that are commonly prepared in Ganesh Chaturthi:-

Modak Recipes:-

The favorite food of Lord Ganesha is Modak. It is of special importance during worships. Most commonly, modak is stuffed with coconut and jaggery. There are many variations of this recipe. Here is a list of some popular Modaks:-

  • Ukadiche Modak: This is a steamed modak. Its outer covering is made of rice flour and the stuffing is of coconut jaggery.
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Photo Courtesy: couponraja

  • Fried Modak: This is a deep fried or shallow fried modak with stuffing of coconut which is sweet and chewy. It’s outside covering is very crispy.
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Photo Courtesy: healthyvegrecipes

  • Chocolate Modak: This is a special modak. It is made of semi-sweet chocolate chips, biscuit crumbs and condensed milk.

Chocolate Modak

  • Mawa Modak: This modak is prepared from khoya/mawa. It is filled with figs, nuts and dry coconut.

Mawa Modak

Ladoo Recipes:-

Different types of ladoos are prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi. Here is a list of popular Ladoos:-

  • Coconut Ladoo: This is a delicious ladoo recipe that is prepared with dry coconut, powdered sugar and mawa.

Coconut Ladoo

  • Boondi Ladoo: In this ladoo, boondis are soaked in sugar syrup of saffron flavor and then made into the shape of ladoo.

MotichoorLadoo

  • Besan Ladoo: This ladoo recipe is easy to make. It is prepared with powdered sugar, gram flour and ghee.

BesanLadoo

Other Sweets:-

Besides Modaks and Laddoos, a few more sweets are prepared and given as offering to God. These are given below:-

  • Sooji Halwa: Sooji Halwa is a very famous sweet dish among Indians. It is prepared during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi.

SoojiLadoo

  • Banana Sheera: This recipe is similar to sooji halwa but banana is added to give flavor. It is a perfect prasad for any pooja.
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Photo Courtesy: vegrecipesofindia

  • Puran Poli: Puran Poli is a stuffed Indian bread. The preparation of Puran Poli is considered to be an art that requires high skills.

PuranPoli

  • Karanji: Karanji is a traditional Maharashtrian sweer. The stuffing is of sweet coconut and its crust is crispy.

Karanji-with-Fresh-coconut-filling

  • Basundi: This is a popular recipe. The milk is sweetened and thickened and chopped nuts are added. It is flavored with saffron and cardamom.

Basundi

  • Shrikhand: Shrikhand is prepared with sugar and plain yogurt. It is flavoured with cardamom and saffron and garnishing is done with nuts.

Shrikhand