Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 is almost here. And, we are super excited to welcome Lord Ganesha. While people are busy decorating their in-house 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 now it is safe to say that Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are incomplete without this sweet dumpling. From fried, chocolate to dry fruit, there are a bunch of variations given to this all-time favourite mithayi. And, the wide variety has only left us spoilt for choices. We have a list of 7 modak recipes that are sure to be a delight:
1. Kesari Modak
The aroma of saffron is enough to trigger our senses, right? This recipe, as the name suggests, is dominated by saffron. To say the least, it is mouth-watering. Try it yourself.
2. Fried Modak
Did you know these sweet dumplings can be fried as well? Though it has a crunch outer layer, the filling has a sweet flavour.
3. Barfi Modak
In this recipe, you mix all the ingredients with the Kaju paste. Transfer it into moulds, and leave it to set in the freezer. Top it up with silver vark and serve.
4. Kozhukattai Modak
This Ganesh Chaturthi, we bring a South Indian version of the quintessential sweet. It is prepared with rice flour dough and coconut-jaggery filling. Do try it this festive season.
5. Sugar-Free Modak
Sceptical about relishing these sweet delights? Don’t worry we have a guilt-free solution as well. This sugar-free recipe will not only serve your cravings but will also keep your glucose levels in control.
6. Beetroot Modak
Loaded with the goodness of beetroot, this bright red sweet delicacy is undoubtedly a stand out. It is a low-calorie and healthy spin to 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 favourite. A chocolatey twist to the regular sweet dish is what we all need during the festivities. Read the recipe here.
Which one is your favourite?