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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# 2056
28 Mar 17

 
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 deli ....
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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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Recipe# 3645
19 Apr 15

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Dal Baati Churma 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 ....
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Recipe# 41324
21 Dec 16

 
Maharashtrian Amboli 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 ....
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Recipe# 1535
23 Sep 13

 
Nariyal Ki Meethi Roti by Tarla Dalal
Nariyal ki meethi roti is a variation of the evergreen delight puran poli, made with wheat flour and a slightly modified stuffing. Adding a little salt to the dough helps to enhance the sweetness of the stuffing. You can vary the amounts of nutmeg and sugar as per your taste.
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Recipe# 2428
14 Dec 16

 
Nuts Khoya Ladoo by Tarla Dalal
Rich and easy are terms that are not easily associated together, but you will be surprised to find that this recipe is absolutely fuss-free yet fascinatingly rich! This creamy and nutty ladoo, made with mawa, paneer, dry fruits and nuts is very easy to make and involves no cooking. It is more of ....
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Recipe# 1990
30 Oct 15

 
Chana Dal Halwa ( Indian Cooking) 
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 ....
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Recipe# 3916
26 Oct 16

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Motichoor Ke Ladoo by Tarla Dalal
Diwali just seems incomplete without Motichoor ke Ladoo! Just the sight of this famous mithai reinforces the mood of festivity. However, many think it is very difficult to make and buy it from outside. Try this foolproof recipe at home. Just follow the exact proportions and you will get the perfect ....
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Recipe# 4214
31 Aug 15

 
Magaz 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 ....
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Recipe# 1486
23 Sep 13

 
Green Peas Ambti 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
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Recipe# 7473
24 Nov 15

 
Rose Sandesh by Tarla Dalal
Although Sandesh, one of the all-time favourite amongst Bengali Sweets , can be made quickly using readymade paneer, nothing can match the texture you get with soft, homemade paneer. And, all it will take you is a few minutes longer to curdle the milk and ....
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Recipe# 41122
10 Sep 16

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Fried Modak by Tarla Dalal
Although an integral part of Ganesha Utsav , Fried Modak is a delicacy that can fit into any festive menu. Any time you do a puja or havan for Lord Ganesh, Fried Modak is an apt offering to make. Even those who hesitate to make s ....
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Recipe# 22333
07 Jul 12

 
Sweet Potato Halwa by Tarla Dalal
Rich in nutrients and relatively low in calories, this halwa makes a great dessert for an indian meal. Serve hot or allow to cool, and chill. Enjoy these desserts/sweets as an occasional treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. . . The healthy way.
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Recipe# 4896
19 Jul 15

 
Besan Laddoo ( Microwave Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
Who has not heard of Besan Laddoo? This all-time favourite Indian mithai holds a very special place in Indian cuisine, because it has withstood the test of time and geography. Although known by different names, it is popular in almost all the regions of India, and ....
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