10 Must-Have Delicacies During Ganesh Chaturthi
By Monami Mitra | Aug 20, 2017
Ganapati festival is just round the corner, and so are the plethora of sweetmeats waiting just for you. But that’s not all! Apart from the customary modaks, Lord Ganesha’s festival is celebrated with a host of dishes. So, we decided to list down 10 delectable dishes in sweet and savoury that you can have this Ganapati pooja.
- Modak is synonymous with the festival of Ganapati, with every household making different varieties of it during this time. Right from ukadiche modak (rice modak) and steamed modak to dry fruits modak and chocolate modak, you have one for everyone. To save time, you can use the Bajaj Masterchef Food Processor to knead dough for your modaks. You can even use the coconut shredder function to make lip-smacking filling for your modaks.
- Puran Poli is another classic dish prepared during this time. This sweet flat bread is a crowd-pleaser for sure, with almost every Maharashtrian household making it. You can efficiently utilise your prepping time by using the Bajaj Mixer Grinder to mash the puran mixture perfectly and use the food processor to knead the dough.
- Varan Bhaat. A dish that’s simple and yet delicious at the same time. This lentil-rice dish is an essential during Ganesh Chaturthi, as it is offered to Lord Ganesha as bhog. This dish can easily be termed as comfort food at its best!
- Coconut ladoo is again a dish that looks time consuming but is not! All you need is condensed milk and a quality food processor at home to grate the coconuts. Easy-peasy ladoo at its delicious best. And that too in a matter of minutes.
- Sheera is another sweet delicacy that is offered during Satyanarayan Vrat pooja along with modaks and ladoos. Made with Semolina (sooji/rava), milk, dry fruits, banana and sugar, this dish is another staple of Maharashtrian households.
- Patholi is a little on the tricky side with turmeric leaves being involved. This dish consists of steamed rice rolls stuffed with jaggery and coconut filling. The trick is to steam them in the turmeric leaves. But if you get the basics right, then this gourmet dish will definitely blow everyone’s socks off! In case turmeric leaves are not available, this recipe can also be tried with banana leaves.
- Shankarpali is made also during Diwali. This sweet and flaky fried biscuit is made with flour and rava. You can even bake the shankarpali in Bajaj Air Fryer to make it healthier of an option.
- Anyone in Maharashtra definitely knows what Shrikhand Made from hung curd, this delectable dessert can also use mangoes and other fruits to give it a distinctive flavour. To make it a little easy on the hand, make use of Bajaj Hand Blender to blend the hung yogurt.
- Karanji is another crowd favourite during the Ganesh festival. Fried pastries with a sweet filling, this dish is almost a staple in every Maharashtrian household. You can make and store the karanjis in a dry place. Perfect for some unexpected guests!
- Gajar ka halwa. Who doesn’t know gajar ka halwa? The name itself has you drooling for sure! Even though this dish appears tricky, it can be easily made at home. All you need is the Bajaj Food Processor to grate and shred the carrots. Then add ghee, sugar and dry fruits. And Voila! within minutes you will have your halwa ready.
There you go! 10 Delicacies that will leave you craving for more. And, with efficient Bajaj cooking appliances at your service, even making such delectable dishes will now be an effortless task. So go ahead and indulge your taste buds!