Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and devotees across India are gearing up to celebrate the festival with great fervour. You can see people cleaning homes, making pandals and preparing delicacies in their kitchens to welcome Lord Ganesha. When we talk about festive delicacies, the first dish that comes to mind with Ganeshotsav is modak. A sweet meat made with rice flour, jaggery, coconut and more, it is offered as bhog to the beloved deity. Today, when the idea of food experimentation is in trend, people are also getting creative with the classic modak recipe. This year we thought of sharing a few such unique modak recipes with you for you to try. Take a look.
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Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Here are 6 unique Modak recipes for the festival:
1. On Gulkand Modak:
This dish is a perfect harmony of two different flavors – paan and gulkand. The earthy and slightly bitter notes of the betel leaves mingle with the sweet and aromatic essence of gulkand, creating a burst of flavor that dances on your taste buds. It is a must try. click here for the recipe.
2. Kaju Gulkand Modak:
As the name suggests, this dish is a perfect blend of cashews and yellow kidney beans. Made using a cashew nut dough, filled with yellow jug and pistachio flaky balls and garnished with rose petals and gold varq – it’s a perfect sweet treat to celebrate the occasion. click here for the recipe.
3. Coconut modak:
This dish is made with coconut, sugar, ghee and some basic spices available in the kitchen. The best part is that it is prepared in just 10 minutes. click here for the recipe.
4. Barfi Modak:
Barfi modak is the perfect fusion of two delicious sweets. It is a rich and creamy melange of cashew nut paste, khoya, milk, sugar and nuts, including almonds and pista along with a pinch of saffron. Garnished with varq (silver or golden leaves) and nuts on top, this modak is a must try. click here for the recipe.
5. Nutty Chocolate Modak:
Sounds delicious, right? All you need to make modak is ghee, glucose biscuits, chocolate powder, coconut, condensed milk and nuts. Mix it all together and turn into a modak. This chunky and chocolate-y treat is sure to be a hit across the ages. click here for the recipe.
6. Sugar Free Modak:
We have an option for those who prefer to go sugar-free. The recipe contains different types of nuts and dried fruit in a delicious combination. Soaked figs and dates are mixed with various ground nuts such as almonds, cashews, peanuts and pistachios. The recipe also contains healthy seeds like sesame seeds, chironji seeds, khus khus seeds etc. Find the recipe here.
Which of the above recipes would you choose first? Let us know in the comments below.