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50 Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes

We have a collection of 50 delicious, vegetarian Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes! Browse through these Indian delicacies to choose an auspicious menu for the festival!

ganesh chaturthi recipes Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday of Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati. Ganesha is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and is traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture! This festival is celebrated in all parts of India, and is especially prominent in Maharashtra. This festival usually falls between August 18th to September 22nd and lasts for 11-13 days. During the festival, idols of Ganesha are hosted in various homes and delicious food, known as Prasaad,  is offered to the Lord. You can read more about the festival here.

Food, as always, is an important part of the festival.Various versions of Modaks (also known as Kozhakattai / Kadubu / Modagam / Sughiyan) are prepared as offerings to the Lord. It is a kind of sweet dumpling and varies from region to region. A kind of savory mixture is also commonly prepared in households.

Different people follow different traditions and rituals and the food varies with region. To get the list of Ganesh Chaturthi recipes, continue reading!

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Microwave Vegetable Pulao

Follow the recipe for microwave vegetable pulao to make a quick & aromatic one pot meal!

Microwave Vegetable Pulao Recipe | Quick Vegetarian Pilaf | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of www.Foodomania.com Today’s microwave vegetable pulao recipe is sponsored by Best Foods Inc. – makers of premium quality Basmati Rice.

I am a rice-a-holic. I eat some kind of a rice dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Be it some soft rice idlis to kick of the day or a simple curd rice to end the day, rice is a major component of my diet. I do have a post on how I cook my rice in the pressure cooker. More often than not, it is the tool we use to cook everything from rice, potatoes and even beans!

However, once in a while, I like to put my Microwave to good use. And whenever I do, I like to cook Pulao in it! Only because I can! ;) And because the texture of the rice is fluffy and wonderful when cooked in the microwave!

It is not much different than making it in a pressure cooker or a pan. If you own nothing but a microwave, then you would love this recipe since you’re essentially making everything in one microwave pan.   { Click to read the RECIPE }

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Spicy Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Make my spicy oven roasted chickpeas today! Only 4 ingredients to make this perfectly baked, high protein snack time treat!

Spicy Oven Roasted Chickpeas Recipe | How to roast beans in the oven | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com Let me introduce y’all to this gobsmackingly delicious, healthy snack time treat! These are my spicy oven roasted chickpeas.

My obsession with beans is well known in my neighborhood. So much so that many a time, bean curries are sent across just for me to taste them! I’m not kidding! Kidney Beans and Chickpeas are my 2 all time favorite beans. That they come packed with goodness of proteins is just an additional benefit! I’d be eating them with or without the promise of proteins! ;)

Have you tried ROASTING beans? If you have an oven, do me a favor – dust it off and put it to good use! And start with these delicious spicy oven roasted chickpeas, will ya?  { Click to read the RECIPE }

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How to cook Dried Beans

Learn how to cook dried beans perfectly at home with this easy step by step tutorial.

How to cook Dried Beans like a pro | Step by step tutorial by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com Want to learn how to cook dried beans from scratch and turn them into soft nutritional powerhouses? Follow this tutorial and cook beans at home – everyday! Get your daily source of protein from beans – a naturally healthy form!

In India, pressure cookers are a kitchen must have. You can make tons of simple, wholesome meals in them in no time! I’ve probably lost count of the number of uses of pressure cooker! From cooking rice to beans or one pot meals like pulao, we use the cooker every single day. Cooking dried beans is one of the best use of a pressure cooker. You can of course cook in a pot as well. However, IMO, pressure cookers make your life just a tad bit easier. We’ve never used the canned stuff – not because we are health conscious and prefer cooking our own beans. But because we just don’t find that kinda stuff in our supermarket. And since we cook beans and lentils and what not on an everyday basis, we just don’t find the process time consuming!   { Click to read the RECIPE }

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Dark Fantasy Cookies

Simple dark fantasy cookies; stuffed with chocolate & baked to perfection! These eggless cookies are a hit every single time!

Dark Fantasy Cookies Recipe | Eggless Chocolate Stuffed Cookie | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com Cookies have never tasted so good!

Stuffed with chocolate, this buttery cookie dough is fabulous enough to eat raw. And once you bake it to perfection, you’ve just got the most interesting cookie in your hands! The texture of the cookie itself is smooth, almost a wonderful intersection between soft and crispy. I don’t know about you, but I need my cookies to be a little crunchy. I don’t get the whole “soft cookie” concept. If I wanted to eat something soft, I would eat a cake or a cupcake or a brownie slice right? But I’ve also tasted extremely crunchy cookies and I don’t like them either. I need a cookie somewhere in between. And these dark fantasy cookies are so far the best textured cookies I’ve baked – only second  to my classic Chocolate Chip cookie! ;)   { Click to read the RECIPE }

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