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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Jain Chole Masala

Jain Chole Masala Recipe – Spicy Indian style Chickpeas without onion or garlic!

Jain Chole Masala Recipe | Easy Punjabi Side Dishes | written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

If you are an Indian with a Jain friend, you’ve probably wondered how they manage to bring out such fantastic flavors in their curries… given that they don’t use onions or garlic… or potatoes.. or any root vegetable, for that matter! Clearly, their lifestyle seems intimidating to a regular vegetarian like me (who enjoys her garlic!).

However, it is this lifestyle – I believe – that keeps them so healthy and disciplined. A lot of their principles revolve around a healthy lifestyle. Anyhoo.. I’m not here to lecture on how to live like a Jain – since I could never do it myself! 🙂

But I do think this Chole Masala (spicy curried chickpeas) with No Onion or No Garlic is a great variation on the regular Punjabi Chole masala. If you want to know how to make the classic Indian gravy without using the 2 main ingredients, read on to find out! (more…)

Methi Thepla | Fenugreek Tortilla

Believe me when I say this unleavened bread is delicious. Seriously. Write that down.

Thepla (read: Thép-laa) is the only Gujarati dish that I love. And I’m sure you will too. Of course, I couldn’t get a perfect ’round’ shape this time too. But I’m getting close! 😉

It’s quick, easy, spicy & delicious. Add fenugreek leaves (Methi), and you’ve got yourself a healthy, wholesome snack! (more…)

Rice Panki ~ Steamed Rice Pancakes

I’m a true blue Indian. I love trying out global cuisines. But at the end of the day, I always prefer coming back to Indian meals. 😀 Panki is one of the reasons why I love Indian cuisine so much. If you look at the dish, it doesn’t really look so extravagant. It is after all just rice batter steamed between banana leaves. But the beauty of the dish lies in its subtlety. This is easy. However, one would need a lot of patience to steam the Panki one-by-one. 🙂 (more…)