Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated across India with immense pomp and grandeur. People from different castes and cultures welcome Ganesha to their homes with great gusto and enthusiasm. And a lively occasion like Ganesh Chaturthi is incomplete without stuffing ourselves with delectable dishes that are prepared and offered to the beloved Ganesha and his devotees.
Let’s look at the 5 Traditional Recipes you must try this Ganesh Chaturthi to get into the spirit of the exciting occasion.
Top 3 Recipes to try this Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi is incomplete without Modak. If you have been celebrating the occasion for years, you would know why that is so! Our beloved Ganesha is known as Modakpriya, the lover of Modak, so offering and having Modaks with him is no less than a privilege. Let’s look at how you can make the recipe!
- Start by heating jaggery on low flame in a nonstick pan. Allow it to melt
- Add 2 cups of grated coconut and 1/2 tsp cardamom powder and mix well until moisture evaporates
- Take 2 cups of rice flour and knead it thoroughly with boiled water and ghee
- Grease the modak mould with ghee and fill it with a handful of the rice dough
- Gently place the filling into the rice dough and seal its sides
- Once all modaks are done, de-mould the modaks
- Place your modaks in the steamer plate and place it in the pressure cooker
- Steam the modaks for 10 minutes and serve them hot or store them in an airtight container
- Take 1 cup of wheat flour, 1 cup of maida, ¼ tsp salt and 2 tsp ghee in a large bowland knead it thoroughly
- For the stuffing, chop ten almonds and cashews and half tsp raisins
- Heat half tsp ghee in a nonstick pan on low heat, add 1 cup grated khoya and stir thoroughly until the khoya gathers around itself
- Turn off the flame and add powdered sugar, chopped nuts and half tsp cardamom powder to the mix
- Roll small dough balls into a small circle and apply water to its circumference. On the one-half side of the circle, place your khoya filling, keeping the edges clean
- Fold the other half and make a pleated design on the edges to prevent the filling from spilling
- Your Karanji is ready. All you have to do is deep fry them until golden and crisp and serve your Karanji hot!
Puran PoliFor Puran
- In a pan, melt 2 tsp ghee; add ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and fennel powder and fry for a few seconds
- Add 1 cup of boiled chana dal and jaggery to the pan. Stir consistently until the puran mix is fully dry and thick
- Mash the mixture thoroughly once it is cooled down and keep it aside
- Knead the dough with wheat flour, 1 tsp oil, water as needed, and ½ tsp turmeric powder
- Roll a medium-sized dough ball into a circle, and in the centre, place a bit of the Puran mixture
- Pinch the edges together and further roll them into a medium-sized circle
- Heat the nonstick tawa, spread some ghee and place your dough circle (poli) on it
- Flip the poli as required until both sides puff up and turn golden in colour
- Your delectable Puran polis are ready!
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