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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Fruit Popsicles

Fresh fruit popsicles are healthy and super fun treats to beat the summer heat! Learn how to make these frozen fruit ice pops with my step by step pictorial…

fruit I’m a rock-star!!!”….. is what you’ll feel when you successfully make your first Popsicle.

It is not a difficult recipe at all. 1) Make a juice. 2) Pour into the Popsicle Mold. 3) Freeze overnight. 4) Pull out the Popsicle and lick away, my friend!

The simple joys of pulling out your first popsicle can’t really be explained. The foolish grin, the I-can-do-anything attitude and the mesmerized looks of people around you are reasons enough to make fruit Popsicle every single day. Especially during summer time. Instead of reaching out for a soda or an ice cream, opt for a fruit popsicle instead. It is made from fresh fruit, no added preservatives and hence – so much healthier!

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Chocolate Fudge Shots

Super quick chocolate fudge shots served in cute little glasses… Portion control + burst of chocolate!!!

Chocolate Fudge Shots Recipe | Quick Microwave Desserts I’m counting the days off my calender and I can’t help but feel a little excited. I’m finally returning home in less than a week… after 2 months of being at a remote location in India for a work related assignment. Which also means I haven’t cooked or baked anything in 2 months… and the withdrawals symptoms are showing… Last week I just couldn’t take it anymore and took over the microwave at the canteen and made these quick chocolate fudge shots. (more…)

Paal Payasam

Smooth, creamy, delicately sweet Paal Payasam is the star of many a festival menus in India… Now you know how easy it is to make this dessert! 🙂

Paal Payasam Recipe | Rice Kheer | South Indian Risotto Pudding Sweet 4 ingredients. That’s all you need to make this dessert.

It is as easy as throwing all of them together in a pot and cooking them for 45 minutes until all the flavors come together to make a hearty bowl of paal payasam.

Which brings me to the word “paal payasam“. For all my non-south-Indian friends out there, it loosely translates to “milk sweet“. But that doesn’t really give out much information about the dessert itself because off the top of my head – I could give you 10 other sweets made with milk. (Hellllooo… remember Rabdiiiii??) But it is what it is. I don’t know much about its nomenclature. But I could tell you that making this milk & rice dessert could not be easier.  (more…)