Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes collection featured in this edition of Ganesh Chaturthi special. Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes with step by step photos along with videos posted here for easy & cool preparation of your menu on this day. Modak is Lord Ganesha’s favorite sweet and is one of the popular Ganesh Chaturthi Recipe that everyone tries especially in Indian homes.
Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes include kozhukattai, modak, ladoo, sweets, sundal etc. Here I have posted many modak and kozhukattai recipes that you can try for this Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayagar Chaturthi.
About Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi marks the arrival of Lord Ganesh to earth from Kailash! We celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi by doing special pooja for Lord Ganesha, offering him his favourite food and visiting Ganesha temples & pandals. Ganesh Chaturthi is the next big festival after Diwali which is almost celebrated with equal fervour and devotion across all the states of India!
- Ganesha’s Favorites : Modak / Kozhukattai (in Tamil), Sundal are his favorites. At home we make wide varieties of Modak – sweet modak, savour modak, spicy modak, plain modak, fried modak, gravyish modak on his day. In this Ganesh Chaturthi edition, we are going to see the collection of the modak / kozhukattai recipes and other recipes which can be prepared that day for you to choose & plan your celebration.
- Ganesh Idol : Installation of huge crafted and beautifully decorated statutes of Ganesha in pandals/ podiums marks the beginning of celebration Visiting the various public displays / pandals is a popular activity during the festival. At homes, we buy new Ganesh idols, perform abishekam of the idol and do pooja on the day. Modaks, fruits, sundal, coconut and jaggery, are offered to the God and then shared with friends & relatives as well.
- Ganesh Visarjan : It is a belief that Lord Ganesh gets back to Kailash after 10 day visit to earth on Visarjan day! It signifies the cycle of birth, life and death. Visarjan means immersion – On Anant Chaturdashi (the last day), the statues are paraded through the streets, accompanied by much singing and dancing and immersed in sea, river or a water body! It is also believed that Lord Ganesh gives a new beginning by taking away our obstacles by getting it immersed in water!
Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes Essentials
Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes Must Try
- Modak is a divinely tasty sweet dumpling offered for Lord Ganesh on Ganesh Chaturthi festival as it is considered to be his favourite. Modak is made by steaming rice flour molds filled with blend of coconut & jaggery. Learn how to make Modak with step by step pictures and video.
- Kozhukattai or kolukattai is a popular South Indian delicious sweet dumpling made with rice with coconut jaggery filling called thengai pooranam. Kozhukattai is offered for Pillayar on Pillayar Chaturthi during pooja and then relished by all. Learn how to make Kozhukattai with step by step pictures and video.
- Ammini Kozhukattai is a quick & tasty steamed rice flour mini dumplings with a simple tadka. Ammini Kozhukattai is traditionally made on Ganesh Chaturthi and favourite for all ages. How to make Ammini kozhukattai with step by step pictures and video for easy understanding.
- Chana Sundal is a simple South Indian stir fry made with chickpeas or kondakadalai . Chickpeas is also known as kabuli chana or white chana. Chana Sundal is a savoury snack traditionally made for Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a protein rich snack that you can pack for your kids snackbox as well.
- Ellu Kozhukattai is a mild sweet dumpling with sesame jaggery filling. How to make Sesame modak with easy to understand step by step pictures. Ellu Kozhukattai is made during Ganesh Chaturth iand is savoured by elders.
- Rose Modak is a tasty, delight dish made by blending coconut, condensed milk, beet juice / rose syrup into a dough and steamed in modak moulds. Rose Modak is a must try for Ganesh Chaturthi and special occasions – very healthy compared to the packed junk foods.
- Kesari modak is a unique, delicious modak using kesari as filling. Kesari modak presents a surprising element with Kesari filling and is liked by all. How to make Kesari Modak is described in this recipe with step by step pictures.
- Chocolate Modak is kids favorite, delicious modak made using khoya, coco powder and sugar. Chocolate Modak Recipe is one of the easiest modak recipes and a must try for Ganesh Chaturthi. Learn how to make Chocolate Modak with step by step pictures.
- Mawa Modak is a delicious delight sweet made by steaming flavoured khoya in molds. Mawa Modak translated as Khoya Modak is commonly made on Ganesh Chaturthi & kids favourite as it resembles milk peda in taste. Mawa modak Recipe explained in this post with step by step pictures.
- Dry Fruits Modak is a rich, delicious modak made with dry fruits and nuts filling that you can try for Ganesh Chaturthi. Dry Fruits Modak is a very good alternate special modak and is relished by all. How to make Dry Fruits Modak is presented in this post with step by step pictures.
Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes
- Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe
- Pidi Kozhukattai | Kara Pidi Kozhukattai
- Ammini Kozhukattai
- Sweet Ammini Kozhukattai
- Chana Sundal
- Ellu Urundai | Ellu Laddu
- Ukadiche Modak
- Dry Fruits Modak
- Green Gram Modak
- Peanut Kozhukattai | Verkadalai Kozhukattai
- Carrot Moong Dal Modak
- Sago Kozhukattai | Javvarisi Kozhukattai
- Paal Kozhukattai Recipe
- Kesari Modak Recipe
- Ragi Modak | Finger Millet Modak
- Mawa Modak | Khoya Modak
Ganesh Chaturthi Modak Recipes
Modak is made using rice flour for outer covering shell and for the inner filling traditionally freshly grated coconut and jaggery are used. But now there are many variations and alternates to the traditional modak recipe and here are some. I have given modak recipes with mould and without the mold.
The South Indian version of modak is called Kozhukattai or Modakam which is very popular in Southern States especially in Tamil Nadu.
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My fond memories of this day
We started our life at our new home 10 years back on this day.All the firsts are always special so does this home to us. As this is the first house we bought from our hard earned money.So to whichever house we move in future either big or small this house is always special to us. Cherished moments which I will carry for a life time!
1. How do we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi at home?
a. Get an Ganesh Idol from shop.
b. Decide the menu for the day, shop accordingly and plan the timing for pooja.
c. Cook modak and the menu you have in mind.
d. Gather the family members, offer the menu to Lord Ganesh and do pooja & pray.
e. Relish the dishes and also share it friends & relatives.
f. Visit Ganesha temples & pandals.
2. What are the 3 important and easy recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi?
Sweet Modak, Spicy Modak and Sundal (a snack) are easy, common and important dishes for Ganesh / Vinayak Chaturthi.
3. I did not buy an idol? What to do?
2 ways to manage if you did not get a new idol. One – A Ganesh Photo / picture would do! Two – Mix a palmful of turmeric powder with little water and make it as a paste. Now grip the paste in your hand, remove it and smoothen the surface – Ganesh is ready! This is how all Poojaris / priest make Lord Ganesh for Ganesh Pooja & then start any function / pooja.
4. How do you do Pooja for Lord Ganesh?
a. Place the idol / photo / turmeric mold
b. Clean and decorate all the idol & all God Photos / Idols
c. Offer the menu prepared in a banana leaf before the idol as neivedhyam
d. Also add fruits in the banana leaf if you have,
e. Light a diva or villaku, put dhoop / sambrani and break coconut if you have
f. Chant “Ganpati Bappa Morya” or ask children to sing any Ganesh song (Mundhi Mundhi Vinayagane in tamil)
g. Light the camphor and circle around the idol / photo while you continue chanting.
5. When is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated this year?
In 2022, it is celebrated on 31st August (Wednesday).
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