Ganpati festival or #Ganeshotsav is a popular festival celebrated predominantly across Western and Southern India. Ganeshji is also referred to as the Elephant God and is consdered the harbinger of good luck and a Hindu deity who promises to ward off ill-luck. He goes by the name of Vinayaka, Ganapati, Pillayar etc depending on which language.
Ganesh Chaturthi falls on the holy month of Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturthi around Aug / September every year. At my house , we have this Ganpati Thali that I make and this is something that my folks love 🙂
This post gives you 12 delicious ideas to make for Ganpati collated from all my favourite blogger friends. Most of these are steamed and can be made with very little lead time. Rice flour / Modak flour / Modak pith (as its called in Marathi) is the predominant ingredient for most of these dishes.
While I think the fellow bloggers for the wonderful contribution in this roundup, do take a look at the delicious , satvik ideas. Choose one, and make it this Ganpati !
In alphabetical order of bloggers, we have :
Archana who has presented a classic dish –Patoli(which is made even more delicious) steamed in turmeric leaves…
Harini’sUndralluis sure to tickle your palate with its amazing texture.
Kalyani (me) submitting the Aval Pidi Kozhukottai(a steamed sweet dumpling made with beaten rice and jaggery)
Mayuri’s classic Maharashtrian dish –Ukdiche Modakthat warms you up every time you bite into it
Padmajha’sSweet Ammini Kozhukottaiis a wonderful way to use up leftovers as well as make an interesting snack for kids
Poonam’sPanchakhadya Modak has all of Ganeshji’s favourite things in a modak ! sounds delicious!
Priya Iyer sends us a savoury, tempered version ofKara Ammini Kozhukottai– a crowd pleaser, and mine too !
Priya Srinivasan has a twist on the classic Modak with asweet potato and channa dal filling
Priya Vijay’s recipe Black Kadalai Sundal is an eternal favourite of the Lord !
Renu’s QuickCaramel Coconut Microwave Peda makes your prasad offering (Naivedyam) much more classy and different !
Sasmita’sModak Payasamtakes the humble Modak to sublime levels
Sujata’sGulkand stuffed Modak is one variant you should not miss !