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Ganesh Chaturthi recipes


Last Updated : Nov 02,2018



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160 Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes, Recipes for Ganesh Festival

Recipes to Celebrate the Glory of Ganesh

Best Sweets for Ganpati Utsav

Acclaimed as the Lord of good beginnings, the remover of obstacles and the harbinger of wisdom, success and prosperity, Lord Ganesh is like a universal God, worshipped by Hindus all over India. Every community has its key presiding deity; however, Ganesha is included in everybody’s prayers. So, there is not a day when he is not welcomed into our minds and homes. But around the corner is that one special time when he is celebrated gloriously, with pomp and splendor. Yes, Ganesh Chathurthi or Ganpati Utsav is here!

Every year, during this utsav, Lord Ganesh is welcomed into millions of homes. For 10 days, he is decked up beautifully in silks and flowers, and worshipped lovingly with all his favourite delicacies ranging from Modak to Ladoos.

Each morning, a cup of milk or curds, or better still, a cup of Panchamrut is offered to Him. Panchamrut Prasad is a must-have for most Indian rituals. It combines milk, curd, ghee, honey and sugar – ingredients that denote prosperity and purity. Basil, which is the abode of Goddess Lakshmi, is also added to the Panchamrut to make it holier.

Ladoos and Modaks for Ganesh Chaturthi

We give you a delectable selection of Ladoos and Modaks to make during the Ganpati festival. Rather than stick to the same Modak every day, you can make different types of Modak and Ladoos like Mawa Modak, Fried Modak, Churma Ladoo, Besan Laddoo etc., pleasing both Lord Ganesh and your family! On a hurried day, you can make Rava Sheera instead. We also show you how to make the mandatory Panchamrut. While each family has a different selection of traditional recipes to prepare for Ganpati, the recipes presented here are quintessential ones prepared in most homes.

Enjoy the festivities, prepare amazing delicacies and receive the blessings of Lord Ganesh, along with innumerable compliments from near and dear ones!

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Happy Cooking!


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Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe
Recipe# 2011
07 Nov 18

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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 ....
Mawa Anjeer Barfi,  Khoya Anjeer Barfi
Recipe# 2062
29 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Exotic though it sounds, and royal though it tastes, the Mawa Anjeer Barfi is really an epitome of convenience! Made with mixed nuts, dried figs and crumbled mawa, this delicacy can be prepared in minutes. You just need to provide a few hours for the sweet to set, that’s all! So, take out the ....
Kesar Peda
Recipe# 40033
19 Oct 18

 
 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 ....
Dal Baati Churma
Recipe# 3645
02 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This three-in-one treat is a typical Rajasthani treat. The Rajasthanis specialise in serving sweet and savoury dishes in combinations that steal the heart and delight the taste buds. A platter of semi-sweet Churma, spicy Dal and deep-fried Baati, is one ....
Panchamrut, Panchamrit
Recipe# 41342
05 Oct 18

 
 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 ....
Modak, Steamed Modak,  Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
Recipe# 4950
10 Sep 18

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 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 ....
Peach Halwa
Recipe# 2038
20 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rich, milky and fruity too, the Peach Halwa is a dessert that is sure to please the palates of people with varied tastes. The strong scent of fresh peaches sautéed in ghee, together with the lingering aroma of khoya cooked with sugar, and the unmistakable aroma of cardamom, make this halwa a winner. ....
Matki Pulao ( Cooking with Sprouts )
Recipe# 31069
20 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite, a book on sprouts can never be complete without matki pulao! ensure that the matki is cooked just right and not mushy.
Chana Dal Halwa (  Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 1990
06 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal has a richer flavour than other pulses, which lends itself well to the preparation of a mouth-watering halwa. Soaked and ground dal is sautéed till a rich aroma is achieved, and then prepared into a traditional halwa flavoured with cardamom and saffron. It is important to stir the da ....
Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa
Recipe# 33448
30 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful dessert that can be prepared in minutes. It does not require much advance preparation, and can be whipped up even at short notice. Rava sheera is traditional, yet modern in its simplicity, making it a sheer delight. Sheera makes a traditional and delightful combination with
Thalipeeth, Quick Maharashtrian Thalipeeth
Recipe# 1716
30 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
People often move to fast-foods, because they assume traditional recipes are time-consuming. Not at all! every cuisine has a mix of quick, everyday cooking, as well as elaborate recipes. Here is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe to prove our point. Wit ....
Maharashtrian Amboli
Recipe# 41324
21 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Maharashtrian Amboli is a unique pancake made of a quick and easy rice flour batter. It takes just a few minutes to mix the ingredients into a batter and there is no need to ferment either. The secret to getting the perfectly-textured Amboli lies in ....
Green Peas Ambti
Recipe# 1486
09 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Green Peas Ambti is a classic Maharashtrian preparation of coarsely crushed peas and tomatoes. It uses a rich and spicy masala paste that is to be freshly prepared with onions, coconut and a traditional selection of spices. Serve hot with
Magaz
Recipe# 4214
22 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Magaz is a melt-in-the-mouth mithai made with the energizing combination of besan, sugar and ghee. The rich flavour of this laddoo-like sweet depends on how well you cook the besan. It is important to roast it uniformly, till a rich smell comes. Keep stirring it so that it does not char. The proport ....
Quick Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa Without Mawa
Recipe# 1749
05 Apr 18

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 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 ....
Varan Bhaat, Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat
Recipe# 40855
17 Oct 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Varan Bhaat is a famous Maharashtrian dish of steaming hot rice topped with ghee and lentil curry. The toovar dal is prepared in a simple and homely manner that will appeal to everybody. Onions, tomatoes, green chillies and spices add to the flavour o ....
Gajar ka Halwa, Microwave Gajar ka Halwa
Recipe# 2779
13 Jan 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
At restaurants, mithai shops, parties and weddings, Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa) is a wonderful addition to the spread, as nobody has enough grit to resist it! Indeed, the unique juicy texture of this halwa, its balanced sweetness and innate richness make it totally irresistible. Now, we shar ....
Date and Sesame Puranpoli
Recipe# 5714
31 May 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Sweet, delicious and nutritious too – that’s a rare combination, isn’t it? Well, it all features in the Date and Sesame Puranpoli, a traditional treat loaded with the goodness of iron from dates and sesame seeds. It wins over hearts with its nutty taste and rich aroma of til, and is so satiating tha ....
Peanut Ladoo,  Quick Peanut Laddoo
Recipe# 42045
30 Aug 17

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by Tarla Dalal
This is a wonderfully quick and tasty version of Peanut Ladoo, which you can make in a jiffy without requiring you to make a syrup or any such complex step. You just need to roast and powder the peanuts, mix it with powdered sugar and spices and shape the ladoos laced with aromatic ghee. A super ....
Chocolate Modak, Ganpati Recipe
Recipe# 42021
01 Sep 17

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by Tarla Dalal
Ganpati loves kids and kids love Ganpati, so let’s combine their favourites and make an all-new mithai! The Chocolate Modak is an all-new sweet delight in which a mouth-watering mix of chocolate, milk, cream, nuts and crushed biscuits is set in modak moulds to make soft, chocolaty modaks that an ....
Churma Ladoo
Recipe# 2045
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Convenient to serve and richer in flavour, here we present the famous Rajasthani churma in ladoo form! Traditional churma, sweetened with jaggery and enhanced with coconut and sesame seeds, is shaped into ladoos that are easy to store and serve. In order to get the best texture and flavour, use coar ....
Coconut Laddoo, Coconut Ladoo
Recipe# 41962
03 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
When the festival season arrives, it is time to brush up our laddoo making skills and to expand our choice of laddoos because from Ganpati to Diwali, laddoo is a favourite offering to God. And laddoos like this Coconut Laddoo are also easy to make. Immensely rich and tasty, this Coconut Laddoo h ....
Mawa Kesar Roll, Khoya Kesar Roll
Recipe# 2063
03 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Another variation of mawa peda which resembles a Swiss roll and is attractive to serve for any festive Occasion like Diwali , Di ....
Nariyal Vadi, Naralachi Vadi, Maharashtrian Coconut Mithai
Recipe# 41950
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A crunchy coconut treat with a sugary rush, this Nariyal Vadi is a Maharashtrian mithai that is worth trying in this festive season. It is easy to make but tastes just awesome – the creamy crunch of coconut is combined with the charm of mixed nuts and t ....
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Ganesh Chaturthi
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 on 12 Sep 18 04:27 PM


During Ganesha festival, many sweet and savoury dishes are made and it is the perfect time for the family to celebrate the spirit of togetherness.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Jenitha, Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you liked our recipe collection Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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12 Sep 18 05:33 PM
Ganesh Chaturthi
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 on 02 Sep 17 02:27 PM


Loved your collection of Ganesh Chaturthi recipes.
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