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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# 8685
23 Sep 14

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Pineapple Sheera by Tarla Dalal
There are many reasons people steer away from making sweets at home, the top two being the time taken to make these sweets and the risk of not getting it right! Here is a tongue-tickling dessert that overrides both fears. This exciting Pineapple Sheera sends your taste buds into a tizzy with its tan ....
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Recipe# 39595
09 Jan 16

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Mawa Modak, Khoya Modak Recipe 
by Tarla Dalal
Rich and luscious, the Mawa Modak is a melt-in-the-mouth treat, which puts other mithai to shame with its unique taste and texture. Although it is quite a grand fare, the good news is that it is much easier to make than the traditional modak, which requires a bit of deft handwork. This modak o ....
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Recipe# 2045
19 Apr 15

 
Churma Ladoo 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 ....
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Recipe# 32557
20 Feb 14

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Upvaas Thalipeeth ( Faraal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A satiating thalipeeth made of rajgira flour is the perfect food to have on a fasting day. Perked up with grated potatoes and crushed peanuts, not to forget some lemon juice and green chilli paste, the Upvaas Thalipeeth is a real treat to your palate too. Remember to season your thalipeeth with rock ....
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Recipe# 2001
27 Aug 14

 
Pista Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Pista barfi has a mild nutty flavour and attractive colour, both of which make it very tempting. This barfi is mildly flavoured with cardamom, and tastes good as such, but if you wish for a more elaborate presentation, you could choose to sandwich two varieties of barfi, garnish with roasted nuts an ....
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Recipe# 40855
17 Oct 16

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Varan Bhaat, Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat 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 ....
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Recipe# 1525
04 Sep 14

 
Mango Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Making Mango Barfi can be back-breaking work if you do not know the right shortcuts such as this! Using readymade khoya and mango pulp makes the job simpler and faster, as you do not have to cook the milk for hours. This recipe enables you to make Mango Barfi is around 20 minutes, but you need to pl ....
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Recipe# 2779
13 Jan 16

 
Gajar ka Halwa, Microwave Gajar ka Halwa 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 ....
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Recipe# 2783
26 Aug 16

 
Kaju Kopra Sheera by Tarla Dalal
With striking similarities in flavour and colour, powdered cashewnuts and grated coconut get along very well in this exciting sheera. Rich in feel and flavour, this Kaju Kopra Sheera turns out wonderfully well if you sauté the ingredients carefully till they shed their rawness and start giving ....
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Recipe# 2063
16 May 11

 
Mawa Kesar Roll, Khoya Kesar Roll 
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 ....
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Recipe# 8686
01 Sep 15

 
Mixed Halwa by Tarla Dalal
Halwa by itself is a delicacy that none can resist, thanks to its rich, sugary taste and enticing, melt-in-the-mouth texture. Now, our favourite dessert got all the more exciting thanks to using a combination of grated beetroot, carrot and bottle gourd instead of any single vegetable! As a result, t ....
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Recipe# 5714
10 Oct 14

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Date and Sesame Puranpoli 
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 ....
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Recipe# 3606
26 Nov 12

 
Sweet Potato Puranpoli by Tarla Dalal
A healthy version of the traditional calorie laden puranpolis. Sweet potatoes have been used instead of dal to minimize the sugar used. Cardamom powder, nutmeg and saffron add to the pleasing aroma of these low-fat puranpolis. Enjoy them with low fat milk instead of ghee for a sweet ending!
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