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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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…)

Raw Banana Chips

These Vazhakkai Chips (Raw Banana Chips) are a perfect example of how everything is better deep fried!

raw banana chips recipe (vazhakkai chips)

You’d think that being a food blogger, I must love all kinds of food.

Well, you’re wrong.

As much as I love Banana – the fruit, I loathe Raw Banana. None of the regular methods of sautéing, steaming etc. seem to get rid of the inherent smell in raw banana. But when you slice them thin and deep fry to crispy perfection, that’s a whole other ball game altogether! (more…)

Lentil Salad

Easy & Healthy South Indian Lentil Salad with toasted Coconuts.

Lentil Salad Recipe

Today I’m going to show you exactly how easy it is to put together a salad.

Ha-Ha! Like you already didn’t know that.

But you see, making salads is not about cutting a few veggies and tossing them together. It’s about finding that perfect blend of flavors and crunchiness whilst maintaining the original taste of the base itself. Take this Lentil Salad for example. On its own, the lentils are fine – no biggie. But toss them together with some toasted coconuts and you have yourself the world’s best Indian flavored Lentil Salad. 😉 (more…)