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Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most significant festivals celebrated in India and like other festivals, it is incomplete without sweet and salty delicacies. Have a look on the article to know more about Ganesh Chaturthi recipes.

Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes

Ganesh Chaturthi is rejoiced as the birthday of Lord Ganesha with great pomp and joy. It is celebrated all over India and also in other parts of the world where the Hindu communities reside. This festival falls on the 4th day of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha according to the Hindu calendar and according to the Gregorian calendar, comes in August or September. However, Ganesh Chaturthi is mainly celebrated on a grand level in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. From the early morning, the preparations for the puja begin with the Lord Ganesha songs played everywhere. People offer Lord Ganesha his favourite sweets and perform the rituals. Amongst all, modak and motichoor laddus are his favourites. Till the ten days, every morning and evening, aarti is performed and sweets are eaten and distributed as prasad. Read on to know more about the special sweets and dishes that are prepared on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Recipes For Ganesh Chaturthi

Modak
Modak is one of the favourite sweets of Lord Ganesha and it is one of the special sweets prepared on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ingredients
  • 3 cups Rice flour
  • 6 cups Water
  • 3 teaspoon Oil
  • 4 cups Grated Coconut
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • ½  cup Dry fruits
  • ½  cup Milk
Procedure

For Rice Dough
  • Boil the water & oil and remove from heat.
  • Add rice flour to it, cover with a lid and allow it to cool.
  • After sometime, knead it well and keep aside.
Modak Stuffing
  • Mix all grated coconut and dry fruits together.
  • Put this mixture on a medium flame and cook, stirring continuously.
  • Then add the milk, mixing well.
  • Remove from the heat once it is totally dry.
Procedure
  • Make small balls from kneaded rice dough.
  • Make a small hollow in the centre and fill it with stuffing.
  • Now join the open edges together and give it a shape like whole garlic.
  • Steam them for about 10 minutes, take off, cool and keep in airtight containers.
Motichoor Ke Laddu
Another popularly known sweet for the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi is motichoor ke ladoo.

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 tablespoon crushed or grated pistachios
  • Few drops of orange colour
  • Ghee or Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Raisins
  • Pinch of Baking powder
  • ½  kg Sugar
  • ½  kg Besan (Bengal Gram Flour)
Procedure
  • Sieve gram flour with baking powder to avoid lumps while mixing.
  • Now make a thick batter by mixing 2 tablespoons of ghee or oil and water in the above.
  • Heat up ghee in a non-stick pan and drop boondis (droplets) in ghee or oil with a perforated (holes) spoon. Simultaneously, tap the spoon on the rim of the pan to get rid of extra batter.
  • Fry boondis until golden brown; take out and keep aside.
  • Make sugar syrup (chashni) of three string and add colour to it.
  • Put the fried boondis in this syrup, mix in the raisins and crushed or grated pistachios.
  • When mixture cools down a little, use buttered hands to make small round balls of laddus.
Peda
On the festive occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, various types of sweets are prepared, out of which, peda is also a most preferred sweet

Ingredients
  • ½  kg Soft white Khoya (grated)
  • 2 ½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½  teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Semi crushed Cardamom Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed or grated Pistachios
Procedure
  • Mix grated khoya and powdered sugar well.
  • Put this mixture on a non-stick pan. For a few minutes, heat it on high flame and then on low flame for the rest of the cooking.
  • Stir continuously until the mixture is thick and sticks to the spoon.
  • Now, add cardamom powder to it.
  • Mix well and take off the flame. Allow to cool.
  • Either use cookie moulds or shape the batter into pedas, rolling with palms.
  • Mix crushed pistachios and semi crushed cardamom seeds and press a bit on top of each.
Karanji/Gujia
This is another delicacy which is prepared during the festive occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Maida (Refined Flour)
  • 3 teaspoon Ghee
  • 1 cup Grated coconut
  • 3 ¼  cup Sugar
  • 1 ½  cups Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy seeds
  • Chopped almonds
  • Raisins
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • ½ Cardamom powder
Procedure
  • In a bowl, mix salt, maida and ghee to make dough. Add warm milk to make the dough smooth.
  • For stuffing, cook the coconut, sugar, milk, chopped almonds and raisins, cardamom powder and poppy seeds in milk. Boil till the milk evaporates.
  • Make flat round pancakes out of the dough.
  • Add stuffing in the middle and close the corners and keep aside for frying.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Fry the karanjis for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  • Take out and keep them on tissue papers to extract extra oil. Allow them to cool and serve.
Puran Poli
Puran Poli is another delicacy which is prepared on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. So, this year treat Lord Ganesha and your near and dear ones by serving hot and yummy puran poli.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Maida (Refined Flour)
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Ghee
  • Water
  • 6 tablespoon Oil
  • Oil or Ghee
Inner Filling
  • 1 – ½  cup Jaggery
  • 1 – ¼  cup Bengal Gram Dal
  • ¼  teaspoon Cardamom Powder
Procedure
  • Blend the ghee/oil, salt and a pinch of turmeric with the maida.
  • Use just enough water to make soft and smooth dough.
  • Cover the dough with a wet cloth and leave it for 40-45 minutes.
  • Adding 6 tablespoon of oil or ghee into it, knead the dough again till smooth and oil or ghee has been absorbed.
  • Cover and leave aside for 4 hours.
  • Now put the daal in the cooker and wait for one whistle.
  • Drain the water and grind the daal to make a paste with the jaggery and cardamom powder.
  • Make small balls of the filling (should not be watery) and keep them aside.
  • Make small balls of dough and flatten them.
  • Put one ball of filling in the dough ball and then close it.
  • Make thick puris and fry on a tawa, pouring ghee around.
  • Cook on both the sides.
Puliyodarai
Several special dishes are prepared on this day and are offered to the Lord and one of the famous is Puliyodarai.

Ingredients
  • Cooked Rice
  • Tamarind
  • 4 or 5 cups water
  • ½  cup Urad daal
  • ½  cup Channa daal
  • ¼  teaspoon of Asfoetida
  • Red chillies
  • 5-6 teaspoons of oil or ghee
  • Coriander seeds
  • Red chillies
  • Mustard seeds
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • Groundnuts
Procedure
  • Soak tamarind in hot water for about 10 minutes.
  • Take out the pulp in a cup.
  • Make a fine powder by grinding coriander seeds and red chillies together.
  • In a pan, pour about 5-6 teaspoons of oil or ghee. In it, add mustard seeds, urad daal, fenugreek seeds, channa daal, asafoetida, curry leaves, red chilli and groundnuts and fry them until golden brown.
  • Add salt and red chilli powder according to taste and half a teaspoon each of turmeric powder and tamarind water.
  • Cook till it becomes thick. Remove from the flame.
  • Mix it with cook rise and Puliyodarai is ready to be served.
Moong Daal Ka Halwa
Moong Daal ka Halwa tastes really amazing. Check out the recipe and prepare on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ingredients
  • 1½ cup Moong Dal, soaked
  • 3/4 cup Mawa, crumpled
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1½ litre Milk
  • ½  teaspoon Saffron soaked in little milk
  • 5 powdered Cardamoms
  • 6 tablespoons Ghee or OIl
Procedure
  • Grind moong daal to a coarse form.
  • In a pan, heat the ghee or oil and fry the dal till golden.
  • Add milk to the pan and cook till it has been absorbed.
  • Now add mawa to the pan and cook it on a low flame while stirring continuously.
  • Cook and stir till the daal and the mawa have been blended nicely.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and keep it aside.
  • Make sugar syrup of one thread. Add saffron and cardamom powder to it.
  • Add the fried daal to this syrup and stir quickly both are one.
  • Garnish with crushed or grated almonds and serve hot.