Ganesh Chaturthi is round the corner. I am sure many people have already started preparing sweets and savories for the festival. Ganesh Chaturthi known as Chavath in Goa and is the biggest festival in the small state just like Maharashtra. In Goa, preparations start as early as 2 or 3 weeks in advance before the festival begins. People clean and repaint their houses to welcome the Lord Ganesh. People also make several types of sweet and savory dishes for Ganesh Chaturthi. Today’s post has top 8 Ganesh Chaturthi recipes.
Different types of dishes are prepared and served as offerings to Lord Ganesh. Even different varieties of seasonal fruits are offered to Lord Ganesh. These fruits are normally tied to the ceiling where the idol is placed. This is called as “Matoli” in Konkani. These are then distributed to everyone as Prasad.
Ganesh Chaturthi begins with Gauri Pooja which is known as “tay”. The day after tay is “chavath” which is the day on which people welcome Lord Ganesh in their houses. Throughout the day people chant various shlokas and sing devotional songs known as aarthis. Children and elders in Goa burn fire-crackers just like how Diwali is celebrated in North India.
Let us look at the top 8 Ganesh Chaturthi recipes.
People celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with lots of happiness and love. Now let us look at the top 8 Ganesh Chaturthi recipes which are made in Goa and several parts of India.
Modak – Modak is Ganesh’s favorite food. In this recipe I have prepared deep fried modaks. These modaks should be freshly made and served as Neivedyam to Lord Ganesh. Let us look at the recipe and ingredients for modak. Get the modak recipe.
Nevri – Also known as gujija or karanji are prepared in advance and stored in air-tight containers. These are then distributed to relatives and friends. Get the Goan Nevri recipe.
Chakri – These are also prepared in advance and stored in air-tight containers. Get the Goan chakri recipe.
Pittyache ladoo – These are ladoos made from wheat flour. These are also prepared in advance and stored in air-tight containers. These taste heavenly. Kids also love them. Get the pittyache ladoo recipe.
Chana dal kapa – Chana dal burfi or doce is another special sweet which is made in Goa for various festivals. These are melt in mouth burfis with a hint of cardamom. Get the chana dal kappa recipe.
Different types of kheer are also prepared for Ganesh Chaturthi. Some of them are listed below.
Mangane – Mangane or Manganem is a traditional Goan kheer made with sabudana or sago pearls, chana dal (split chickpeas), jaggery and coconut milk. This is garnished with cashewnuts making it rich and flavourful. This is a must make sweet dish for Ganesha Chaturthi. Get the mangane recipe.
Sabudana Kheer – This is also one of the must try sweet dish for Indian festivals. Made with sago pearls and milk and garnished with dry fruits and cardamom powder, this sweet kheer is a family favorite. Get the sabudana kheer recipe.
Shevyachi Kheer – Vermicelli Kheer is a pudding made with vermicelli in milk which is sweetened by sugar and flavored with cardamom. Dry fruits are also added to the Indian sweet dish. Get the shevyachi kheer recipe.
So if you still haven’t prepared sweets for Ganesh Chaturthi, here is a short and sweet list of top 8 recipes that can be prepared for the Ganesha festival. Apart from these, various no onion and no garlic recipes like varan bhaat, ambadyachi uddamethi, muga gathi, potato pakodas, etc are prepared during the festival.
So try out the sweets and recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi and let me know which one you liked 🙂