This Ganesh Chaturthi Treat Ganpati With These 10 Different Modaks

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| August 23 , 2017 , 16:32 IST

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most famous Hindu festival in India. It is the day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati was born. The day thus marks the auspicious birth of Ganesha. The festival is marked with celebration and feasting in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh for 10 days.

Ganesh Chaturthi holds significance in a number of ways, it has its root in the legendary stories of Hindu epics, and hence, termed as a religious festival. Secondly, it is a wonderful opportunity for social gathering, as pujas are held at temporarily installed puja pandals. 

From Ganesha's Isthapna to Visarjan, devotees offer various sweets and savouries to the deity, amongst which modaks make for the most prominent Prasad of the festival. According to the Hindu mythology, modak is believed to be Ganesha's favourite food, and hence he is also known as ‘Modakapriya’, someone who likes modak. As per the rituals, 21 modaks are offered to Lord Gajanan as bhog and eventually served as prasad to all the devotees.

As the day is on its way soon, are you all set to add the flavours to varieties of Modak in the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations? 

Here we have 10 different types of modaks for the 10 days celebration of Ganesh festival. 
Devotees, pamper Lord Ganesha with these flavours of modaks and get your wishes fulfilled in return. 


  1. Ukadiche Modak

It is one of the most popular Modak recipes and is also known as Steamed Modak. The sumptuous feast is made using flour, grated coconut, grated jaggery or for a sweeter taste you can also add powder jaggery and other spices. Prepare this one with utmost care and devotion for Lord Ganesha.


  1. Fried Modak

This crispy, delectable and yummy Modak recipe is a favourite around the festival. It is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe that is made using fine flour, coconut, sugar, almond, cashew-nuts, pistachio, cardamom, raisins and deep fried in ghee. Get set to indulge the wagging tongues with this perfectly mixed recipe.


  1. Dry Fruits Modak

Who doesn’t love Dry Fruits, that too twisted in the form of a Modak? This is undeniably the most nutritious and delightful Modak recipe. It is a simple and quick recipe which is made with dry fruits, dates, poppy seeds and desiccated coconut. The sweetness in this Modak comes from dates and it is a must try if you are looking for something quick and appetising.


  1. Til Modak

This one is high in the health quotient and is made from sesame seeds and jaggery. All you have to do is make a sweet mixture and shape it afterward using moulds. You can also try another version of this sweet, which is made from rice flour and stuffing is made from sesame seeds. So, if you are health conscious, then this one is for you.


  1. Coconut Modak

The name of this Modak, itself suggests the goodness it is made with. It is made from dry coconut and condensed milk. It is prepared in 10 minutes and will enable you to complete other preparations of the festival.


  1. Kesari Modak

The modak made adding a flavour of Kesar (Saffron) to the milk products. Kesar adds the natural colour, as we all are aware of its benefits it would be the best option to add Kesari modak in prasad. It is easy to prepare at home as modak mould are easily available in the market. 


  1. Paneer Modak

Using cottage cheese or paneer in a modak is an uncommon practice but definitely a tasty one. All you need is paneer, powdered sugar and dry fruits and the covering made of maida. If you haven't tried it yet, it is time you gorge on this little piece of heaven or just make it at home.


  1. Green Peas Modak

That's right! This sweet delight uses green peas to make a nice dainty green coloured modak that is surely going to please Ganpatiji. You can use rice flour, maida or wheat flour for the covering and green peas, jaggery, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and cashew nuts to make a different type of modak this year.


  1. Peppermint and Dark Chocolate Modak

All the age groups love to have chocolates, so here is a chocolate modak- the best modern touch prasad for this festival. The flavour of peppermint will add mint to the eatable. This chocolate modak can have participation of kids in the celebration. This would be a delicious remake of the traditional modak. 


  1. Choco-Walnut Modak

Two awesome things- chocolate and walnut-getting together for Bappa. Crushed walnut and choco together mixed with sugar syrup can be easily moulded at home instantly. This would be a new flavour this festival. As walnut is good for health, this would be a good option to plan for the prasad. 

When it comes to festivals, it is obvious that people would exchange greetings and sweets, so these different types of modaks would the great idea to be offered to guests, in order to convey their heartfelt wishes!

Do try these modak recipes and let us know how they tasted in the comments section below. Wishing everyone a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!