Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 is almost here. And we are super excited to welcome Lord Ganesha. While people are busy decorating their internal pandals and temples, Ganesh Chaturthi also calls for preparing an array of delicious sweets. Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten day long festival. According to the beliefs, Lord Ganesha is known to be ‘Modak priya’, the one who likes modak. We hope it is now safe to say that Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are incomplete without this sweet dumpling. From fried, chocolate to dried fruit, there are a lot of variations given to this all-time favourite mithayi. And the large selection has only left us spoiled for choice. We have a list of 7 modak recipes that are sure to please:
1. Kesari Modak
The aroma of saffron is enough to trigger our senses, right? This recipe is, as the name suggests, dominated by saffron. It’s mouth-watering to say the least. Try it yourself.
2. Fried Modak
Did you know that these sweet dumplings can also be fried? Although it has a crunchy outer layer, the filling has one sweet taste.
3. Barfi Modak
In this recipe, you mix all the ingredients with the cashew paste. Transfer it to forms, and let it harden in the freezer. Top up with silverware and serve.
4. Kozhukattai Modak
This Ganesh Chaturthi, we bring a South Indian version of the quintessential sweet. It is prepared with rice flour batter and coconut jaggery filling. Try it here Christmas time.
5. Sugar-free Modak
Skeptical about enjoying these sweet treats? Don’t worry, we have a guilt-free solution too. This sugar free recipe will not only serve your cravings but will also keep your glucose levels under control.
6. Beetroot Modak
Filled with the goodness of beetroot, this bright red sweet delicacy is without a doubt a standout. It’s a low-calorie and healthy spin on the sweet dumplings, for all our health enthusiasts. See the full recipe here.
7. Chocolate Modak
Did we hear chocolate? Don’t know about you, but this one is our favorite. A chocolatey twist to the regular sweet dish is what we all need during the festivities. Read the recipe here.
Which one is your favorite?