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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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16 May 08
Amani Kozhakatai ( Know Your Flours ) by Tarla Dalal
Amani kozhakatai, these delicately-seasoned steamed rice balls are made as an offering during ganesh chaturthi in tamilnadu, but they can be served as a low calorie snack anytime!
03 Nov 15
Anjeer Barfi by Tarla Dalal
The Anjeer Barfi has everything that a mithai ideally should have – rich mouth-feel, lingering flavour and enticing aroma! The best part, however, is that, it is very easy to make.
Provided you have a few hours on hand to let the mithai set, this one is a no-brainer. Proper proportions of anje ....
15 Mar 13
Baked Boondi Gulab Jamun by Tarla Dalal
This unusual baked combination of rich rabdi, readymade gulab jamun and boondi makes a fantastic dessert option that you can make in just a few minutes!
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 ....
16 May 11
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 ....
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 ....
16 May 11
Chequered Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Layers of saffron-tinged cashew barfi, badam barfi and pista barfi play together to create a chequered barfi that looks good and tastes wonderful. Take a bite and chew it for a minute to let the flavours sink in and stir up your taste buds.
01 Sep 17
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 an ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
19 Apr 15
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 ....
10 Oct 14
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 ....
23 Aug 14
Delicious Modak by Jyoti V B
This is a special and delicious Modak with a excellent filling, which is a combination of Besan, Ghee, and Jaggery.
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