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Sweet modaka or ukadiche modak recipe


Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is a hindu festival and is celebrated as birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Ganesha is the Lord of power and wisdom.
The festival lasts for 10 days ending on Ananta Chaturdashi. Devotees install idols in their homes and the idol is bathed with panchamrut, a mixture of milk, curd, ghee, honey and jaggery.
Ganesh Chaturthi is by all means a tribute to Lord Ganesha who bestows success upon worthy people.
Devotees make offering of coconuts, flowers and Ganesha’s favourite sweet modaka which is made up of rice flour,grated coconut and jaggery. Another popular dish is the sweet karanji or fried modak which I have already posted under festival dishes
So lets celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with this traditional recipe.

Karida kadubu or fried modak

Karida kadubu

Fried modak is a sweet deep fried dumpling stuffed with jaggery and coconut filling. Karida kadubu or fried modak is also called as karanji in Maharashtra. It is very popular and common in Karnataka and Maharashtra during Ganesh Chaturthi. The outer cover is made with all purpose flour and semolina and the inner filling is made with a mixture of grated coconut and jaggery.

Rava kesari or kesari bhath

rava kesari1

Rava kesari is also called as kesari bhath in Karnataka or Sheera or sooji halwa in North India. In Karnataka, it is served along with khara bhath or uppittu. Both kesari bhath and khara bhath are served in one plate which is popularly called as ‘chow chow bhath’ in Karnataka. Rava kesari is a very delicious sweet dish prepared from semolina/rava, ghee, sugar, cashew nuts and raisins.

Coconut burfi or thengai burfi

coconut burfi

Coconut burfi is a very simple sweet dish made from fresh coconut, sugar and cardamom powder. Coconut burfi is made on special occasions or on festival days like Diwali or Janmashtami.

Rava laddu or ladoo recipe – Easy Indian deepavali/diwali sweet

rava laddu

Rava laddu is a very traditional sweet dish made from semolina/rava, sugar, milk and nuts. It is made on day of Diwali festival and on special occasions. Rava laddu is very popular and a tasty dessert liked by all.

Badam kheer or almond pudding recipe

badam kheer

Badam kheer is an Indian dessert made with milk, sugar, saffron and almonds. It is a very delicious and rich pudding which is made on special occasions. Saffron gives a nice colour and taste to the kheer. Badam kheer can be had either warm or chilled. Either way it tastes divine.

Avalakki payasa or aval payasam recipe

avalakki payasa1

Avalakkai payasa is a traditional sweet dish made with beaten rice/poha, jaggery and coconut. This sweet dish is very popular in South India and it is also delicious and healthy. Jaggery has lot of iron content and beaten rice is easily digestible and fat free. Avalakki payasa is prepared on Janmashtami day, an auspicious occasion and served as offering/prasad to Lord Krishna. It is also prepared on all special and festive occasions.

Sihi avalakki or sweet poha


In kannada, sihi means sweet and avalakki means beaten rice. Sihi avalakki is a festival sweet dish made of beaten rice and jaggery. It is usually made on Gokulashtami/Janmashtami day, as an offering to Lord Krishna.

Besan ke ladoo or laddu recipe – Easy to make Indian deepavali/diwali sweet

Besan ke ladoo

Besan ladoo is a very traditional and  popular indian sweet made with besan, ghee and sugar. It is very easy to prepare and very often made during Diwali festival or any festive occasions. Besan ladoos are very nutritious and healthy too, as nuts like pistachios, almonds and cashewnuts are added to it.

Hesaru bele payasa or moong dal kheer

Hesarubele payasa

A delicious and tradional indian desert made from moong dal, jaggery, milk and coconut.