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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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?  (more…)

Chilly Potatoes

If you want to get somebody excited about Chilly Potatoes, tell them it is French Fries in a delicious Chinese Sauce base! Easy to prepare, these Chilli Potatoes is one dish that you can enjoy along with some Chinese noodles or rice or by itself as well!

Chilly Potatoes Recipe | How to make Chinese Chilli Potatoes | Indo Chinese recipes by Kavitha Ramaswamy of www.Foodomania.com

One dish that I am incredibly, innnncredibly proud of is my Paneer Chilli. For those uninitiated, it is an Indian adaptation of Chinese flavors in Cottage Cheese cubes.

If you thought crispy cottage cheese cubes tasted amazing in an ethnic Chinese inspired sauce, wait until you have THIS amazingly simple combination of potatoes with a Chinese sauce!

So simple. So cheap. So delicious.

Of course, the authenticity of this dish is questionable. I don’t even know if Chinese people eat their potatoes this way! 🙂 All I know is that Indians – with their undying love for Indian version of Chinese food, absolutely enjoy these Chilly Potatoes! (more…)

Roasted Veggie Empanadas

Classic Mexican style Roasted Veggie Empanadas! Deep Fried Goodness in a bundle of pizza dough!

Roasted Veggie Empanadas Recipe | Easy Mexican Snacks | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy from Foodomania.com

Have you ever deep fried Pizza dough?

HAVE YOU?

If you haven’t – please just DO!

A little while ago, I compiled recipes for Cinco de Mayo. It was mostly Mexican and Spanish recipes. Empanadas happens to be a Mexican delicacy – wherein pizza dough is stuffed with various filled and folded like a calzone and deep fried! One could easily mistake an empanada for a calzone because they are shaped similarly. The minute differences may arise in the flavors of the filling. But here’s how I made mine – (more…)