Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival, widely celebrated across various regions in India, especially in Maharashtra state. Indian festivals are the best time to enjoy the mouth watering delicacies. And Ganesh Chaturthi is no exception. It is famous for various types of Modaks.
This festival is a 10-day long festival and Lord Ganesha idols are worshipped and offered Modaks as prasad. There are a variety of innovations done in the types of Modaks over a period of time.
Here are few Types of Modaks for you to try out this Ganesh Chaturthi:
Also known as Ukaidiche Modak is the most authentic form of Modak which is offered to Lord Ganesha. These are prepared using Rice Flour, Coconut, Jaggery and steamed using Steam Pan.
Also known as Patholi is a fried version of the basic Modak. The ingredients are similar to Ukaidiche, but these are either Deep Fried or Shallow Fried. The outer covering is crispy and crunchy.
Check out the recipe here: Fried Modak Recipe
Who does not like Chocolate? Mix traditions with your love and try out the Chocolate Modak. The outer covering for the same is usually made through Chocolate powder and Glucose Biscuit. The filling can vary from Melted chocolate to Coconut and Jaggery.
Dry Fruit Modak
A mixture of various dry fruits of your choice like Cashew nuts, Almonds, Raisins, Walnuts, Chironji, Dates and Khus. And to settle them together add Mawa/Khoya and Coconut.
You put them in your mouth and they melt, that’s what are these Mawa Modaks. Also, the preparation is so simple. They are made up with Khoya/mawa added with sugar, pistachios, some saffron and cardamom powder.
Try these Modaks this festive season on Ganesh Chaturthi and comment below about which one is your favourite, will be looking forward to the same. Mine has to be the Chocolate Modak. Being Chatori 😛