Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival celebrated nationwide with a prominent and glorious celebration in Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Gujarat. Ganesh Chaturthi is an occasion which was made popular during the Maratha Peshwa rule in Maharashtra. During Chatrapati Shivaji’s regime and later by freedom fighter Balagangadhar Tilak, Ganesh Chaturthi was used in disguise to focus Indians towards “Swaraj”.
Ganesh idol made of clay is worshiped up to 14 days and then immersed in water called as “Visarjan”. Friends and relatives are invited home to participate in the ceremonies. The most interesting part of the festival has always been the mouth-watering Modak and other delicacies that come along Lord Ganesh. These delicious foods are usually kids’ favorite because of less fuss in nibbling them. What are the dishes you are planning to prepare this Ganesh Chaturthi to satiate your family and friends? Take a look at our Ganesh Chaturthi special menu picked from across states of India that you can choose to cook during this long weekend to turn eyeballs from the cute Ganesha idol to the food that is served as “Prasad”!
The Steamed Colacasia Leaves Pinwheels/Alu Vadi recipe is a delicious preparation using spinach or colocasia leaves that has a sweet and tangy gram flour mixture spread on them and rolled in a special way to form a pinwheel. The Kara Vegetable Pidi Kozhukattai recipe is a twist to the savory version of the traditional kozhukattai. Ammani Kozhukkattai is a popular south Indian recipe which is usually made with Kozhukkatai (modak) dough which is left after making the sweet modaks. Batata Vada also popularly known as Aloo Vada is a delectable potato pattie that is much savoured during get together.
The Vatana Usal Recipe is a delicious recipe that is made from a combination of the dried versions of white and green peas, tossed in a tangy and spicy gravy, served with Poori. Aloo Methi Masala Recipe is a delicious gravy preparation with boiled potatoes and Methi/ Fenugreek leaves. Modachya Moongachi Amti Recipe is a Konkan Style Sprouted Moong Bean Curry, served with Phulka or Chapati. Maharashtrian Amti Recipe gets its distinct taste from being a gentle blend of spicy, a little sweet and tangy flavoured Amti Masala, served with Steamed/cooked rice. Varan Bhaat Recipe is a simple and quick Goan staple of dal and rice that is typically made during festivals. Masala Baath is a rice preparation from Maharashtra which gets it unique taste from the addition of Goda masala.
Kobbari Kudumulu also called as Undrallu is a traditional dish that is prepared in Andhra Pradesh during Vinayaka Chaturthi. Churma Ladoo is one of the most wholesome and delicious ladoos you could make at home. There are many variations of Modak, but Motichoor Modak Recipe is made using the sweet boondi. Maharashtrian Karanji also known as Gujiya or Ghugra is a traditional sweet, commonly prepared during festivals.