Across India, finishing touches are being added to Ganesh idols which will soon be welcomed into millions of homes. During the festival, special dishes are made including the sweet modak and karanji. Bring a taste of the festival to your home with these sweet recipes!
Modak is said to be one of Lord Ganesha’s favourite foods, and pujas during this festival typically end with an offering of twenty one modaks to the idol. This is a recipe for the traditional modak made with coconut and jaggery.
Here’s a modern spin on the traditional modak; who will ever say no to chocolate?
Ruchi Bharani teaches us how to make karanji, which is another popular sweet and savoury dish made specially for this festival.
This milk and coconut based sweet treat is garnished with thin metal sheets or silver that jazz it up for the festival!
Puran poli is a flatbread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling, giving you the best of sweet and savoury.
Besan ke ladoo
Besan ladoos are one of the most popular ladoo variants that use only a handful of ingredients.
Say ‘gajar ka halwa’ to a majority of the Indian population and they’re bound to go gaga. That’s why carrot halwa is a popular dish at most Indian festivals.
Sweet Potato Halwa
Here’s a unique, tasty twist on your regular halwa!
This kheer is a flavourful, rice based sweet treat that is the perfect light dessert after a heavy meal.