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Ganesh Chaturthi recipes
Recipes to Celebrate the Glory of Ganesh
Best Sweets for Ganpati Utsav
Mithai and Prasad 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.
In this mailer, 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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Chocolate Modak, Ganpati Recipe 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 anybod ....
08 Aug 17
Coconut Laddoo, Coconut Ladoo 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 has a ....
01 Aug 17
Mawa Karanji, Gujiya Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Karanji just got even more luxurious! Try this version of Karanji, which features a stuffing of mawa perked up with myriad nuts and dried fruits.
You will love the rich, milky aroma, the softness of the mawa and the crunch of the nuts in this delectable mithai.
It is a perfect recipe to add ....
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Thalipeeth, Quick Maharashtrian Thalipeeth 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 ....
28 Mar 17
Dry Fruit Barfi by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
19 Feb 17
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 ....
08 Feb 17
Khubani Halwa, Apricot Halwa by Tarla Dalal
A land that is famous for dry fruits, Hyderabadi
cuisine makes generous use of dry fruits in gravies, rice dishes and sweets. Khubani Halwa is one such mithai made with apricots, laced with Indian spices like cardamom and saffron.
A garnish of chopped nut ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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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Maharashtrian Amboli by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
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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