Learn how to cook delicious recipes and make your festival special : Ganesh Chaturthi 2018

Learn how to cook delicious recipes and make your festival special : Ganesh Chaturthi 2018

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Learn how to cook delicious recipes and make your festival special : Ganesh Chaturthi 2018

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Modak, shrikhand and thalipeeth are three sweet dish recipes which are very famous during this Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival celebrating Lord Ganesh leaving his home on Mount Kailasha to visit our homes and give us his blessings. His entry into our homes is in the month of Bhadra, in accordance with the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar.

The festival concludes on the 10th day of his visit when he returns to his parents – Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva – on Mount Kailasha. Ganesh Chaturthi is observed by keeping Lord Ganesha’s idol in our homes for the 10 day period, after which it is immersed in the ocean.

Ganesh Chaturthi has some unique delicacies associated with it, which are served to Lord Ganesha and then given to the people as prasad. Devotees prepare all kinds of food items and sweets during the 10-day festival. We tell you three such recipes which you should definitely try during the festival.

1. Modak

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Modak is a very famous sweet in Maharashtra which is especially had during Ganesh Chaturthi. Of course, because of their popularity, they’re additionally made in different parts of the country. Ingredients Of modak:

For the filling:

1 cup coconut (grated)

1 cup jaggery

A pinch of nutmeg

A pinch of saffron

For the shell:

1 cup water

2 tsp ghee

1 cup rice flour

How to make it

Prepare the filling:

1. Add the grated coconut and jiggery to a pan once heating the pan.

2. Keep stirring for around 5 minutes. after that add the nutmeg and saffron and blend well.

3. Keep cooking for another 5 minutes and keep on the side.

Preparing the modak:

1. Boil water with ghee in a deep dish. Add salt and flour and blend well.

2. now cover the dish and cook until its half done.

3. place some ghee on the bottom of a steel bowl knead it well whereas the dough remains hot.

4. Take some dough and roll it into a ball. Flatten the sides and shape them into the pattern of a flower.

5. put a 1 spoon of the filling onto the dough and seal it.

6. Place the dumplings in a muslin cloth and steam them for 15 minutes.

7. Serve.

2. Thalipeeth

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Thalipeeth is an simply made snack that doesn’t need too many ingredients and is created mostly during festivals like ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali.

Ingredients

1 cup jowar flour

¼ cup besan

¼ cup flour

¼ cup bajra

¼ cup rice flour

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

2 green chili pepper finely chopped

¼ tsp turmeric

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp cumin powder

¼ tsp ajwain

2 tsp sesame seeds

2 tbsp coriander finely chopped

1 onion finely chopped

½ tsp salt

1 cup water to knead

Oil for cooking

Method:

1.In a bowl take one cup jowar flour, ¼ cup besan, ¼ cup flour, ¼ cup bajra and ¼ cup rice flour.

2.Add one tsp ginger garlic paste, 2 green chili pepper, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ¼ tsp ajwain, 2 tsp sesame seeds, 2 tbsp coriander, one onion and ½ tsp salt.

3.Mix all these things well.

4.After mix, add ½-1 cup water knead a dough.

5.Roll a small ball of dough and begin patting over oiled butter paper.

6.Put the sheet upside down over the hot grill.

7.Slowly peel off the butter paper.

8.Put a bit oil over the thalipeeth.

9.Serve the thalippeth with some curd and butter.

3. Shrikhand

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Shrikhand is a traditional dessert that is popular in maharashtra and Gujarat. additionally stated as ‘Matho’ it’s a favorite amongst each youngsters and adults.

Ingredients of shrikhand

1 1/2 cups dahi

1/4 cup sugar, powdered

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

Method:

1. place the dahi in a strainer that has been lined with a thin cloth, and let the additional water drain out. This usually takes about 45 min-1 hour.

2. Transfer the strained dahi into a bowl and add the sugar and half the cardamom. mix both of these.

3. place this in a serving bowl and garnish with the remaining cardamom powder.

4. Leave it in the refrigerator to set, and serve after at least 2 hours of keeping in the refrigerator.

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