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Ganesh Chaturthi recipes





Lord Ganesh is welcomed into millions of homes each year. For 10 days he is adorned and worshipped lovingly and all his favourite delicacies are handmade each day to offer as Prashad like Modak and Laddus.

During morning prayers a cup of milk or curd is offered to the lord Ganesh. All functions and religious Hindu Poojas must have Panchamrut Prasad which is a combination of milk, curd, ghee, honey and sugar. Basil is also added to this as its said that goddess Laxmi resides in the Tulsi plant making the Prasad holier.

For lunch what is offered to God is Varan Bhaat , Bhakri, Usal and Maharashtrian Pitla. What ever is cooked in the Maharashtrian home is first offered to God and then eaten by the family.

For dinner Masala Bhaat, Puri , Aloo Sabzi. Plain rice and curd is commonly offered and at times a variation of rice and milk with sugar is offered to God.

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Recipe# 1537
29 Nov 16

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Mishti Doi, Baked Yoghurt 
by Tarla Dalal
A radically different dessert , which will take your party by storm! Mishti Doi is a creamy dessert of thick curds, cream and condensed milk, baked in moulds, and then chilled. Curds when complemented by t ....
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Recipe# 41469
06 Feb 17

 
Gulgule Recipe, Maharashtrian Pumpkin Jaggery Sweet Dumpling by Tarla Dalal
A melt-in-the-mouth sweet made by deep-frying a batter of boiled and sweetened pumpkin flavoured with cardamom. Whole wheat flour helps hold the batter together while coconut and poppy seeds intensify the taste and texture of the Gulgule. Mash the boiled pumpkin while it is hot, and also add the ....
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Recipe# 41473
08 Feb 17

 
Sweet Banana Dumplings, Banana Gulgule by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious dumplings are made by deep-frying a batter of whole wheat flour and mashed bananas, perked up with cardamom powder. A dash of baking soda makes the dumplings puff up beautifully when fried, and also gives them a nice texture that is both crisp and soft. Known as Banana Gulgu ....
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Recipe# 1749
19 Feb 17

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Quick Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa Without Mawa by Tarla Dalal
Here is a delicious halwa with the rich hue of carrots and the luxurious flavour of milk. This Quick Gajar ka Halwa, made with the help of a pressure cooker, is so easy and simple, and is made with common, everyday ingredients. It does not even use khoya. You can make it on any day you feel like ....
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Recipe# 40033
13 Dec 16

 
Kesar Peda by Tarla Dalal
Kesar Peda has a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava. By using readymade mava we have brought down the cooking time required to make this traditional mithai. You still have to plan ahead when you want to prepare ....
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Recipe# 2011
22 Jan 16

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Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe 
by Tarla Dalal
Get set to prepare the all-time favourite Bengali delight right in your own kitchen! We show you the whole process, right from curdling the milk to make fresh and succulent paneer, to making super-soft rasgullas from it, and soaking them in aromatic and spi ....
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Recipe# 41467
06 Feb 17

 
Vegetable Kalvan, Maharashtrian Healthy Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
There is something great about kalvan... it seems homely and special at the same time! Indeed, this authentic Maharashtrian delicacy is an all-time favourite. The Vegetable Kalvan features an assortment of veggies cooked with milk and a paste of roasted coconut and spices. Roasting the coconut h ....
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Recipe# 562
23 Nov 14

 
Samosa ( Gujarati Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
Whether crisp and triangular, or big and conical, samosas are a universal favourite throughout the country. Here is the traditional gujarati “patti samosa”, which is a crispy samosa a tad different from the recipes of other regions. Unlike other samosas, the gujarati version does not use boiled pota ....
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Recipe# 4950
09 Jan 16

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Modak, Steamed Modak, Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi by Tarla Dalal
It’s Ganesh Chaturthi ! Time to make umpteen varieties of modak, Ganesha’s favourite. Here is the Modak recipe, of rice flour shells filled with a succulent mixture of jaggery and coconut. While this mouth-watering delicacy ....
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Recipe# 2785
02 Nov 16

 
Sooji Ka Halwa, Banana Rava Sheera 
by Tarla Dalal
A super tasty dessert ready in minutes, made using the microwave oven, and using everyday ingredients! You will enjoy the strong taste of banana and its creamy texture in this lovely Sooji Ka Halwa. It is important to fry the sooji nicely in ghee before adding the milk, bananas, etc., in order t ....
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Recipe# 2028
19 Aug 16

 
Coconut Sheera by Tarla Dalal
Richness oozes out of very spoonful of this divine mithai. With the creamy taste of not just coconut but coconut milk too, the Coconut Sheera has a good dose of semolina and crumbled mawa for added volume, and a dash of nuts for an exciting crunch. Sweetened aptly with sugar and flavoured by c ....
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Recipe# 41342
02 Jan 17

 
Panchamrut, Panchamrit by Tarla Dalal
Panchamrut is a traditional recipe used in Hindu religious functions. It is believed to be purifying and nourishing and is used during the pujas and later given as prasad too. The name signifies that this nectar-like substance is made with five ingredients, including dairy products and honey ....
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Recipe# 2056
07 Mar 16

 
Dry Fruit Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Khoya-based barfis are a delight to savour, because they have a rich milky flavour and amazing melt-in-the-mouth texture. This particular recipe is all the more special, because it also includes loads of dry fruits and nuts along with delicate ....
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Recipe# 2034
16 May 11

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Besan Laddoo ( Mithai) by Tarla Dalal
Besan Laddoo is one of the most popular mithai in Indian cuisine. It might be known by various names, but this delicious laddoos of spiced and sweetened besan is famous all over the country. When making this, remember that the rich flavour of the laddoo depends ....
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