Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Delicious Modaks to Singhade Ki Kadhi, try these mouth-watering recipes at home!
During this 10-day long festival, special dishes are prepared including the very delicious Modaks, to impress the deity in form of Bhog and is later distributed as Prasad among the devotees.
The day holds special significance in Maharashtra and is celebrated as one of the major festivals in the state which is a 10-day affair.
The most-awaited festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is finally here, and it is celebrated with great pomp and show across the country. Also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, the day marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated on September 10, 2021. On the special occasion, here is a list of handpicked recipes that will surely help you in making quick and easy dishes at home.
How can a meal end without a sweet dish? Well, a sweet dumpling dish is known to impress Lord Ganesha on the special occasion. It is made with rice flour, coconut and jaggery.
For Modaks, firstly take some ghee in a pan and then add grated coconut to it, once it starts changing its colour, add some jaggery to it and mix it well. Once everything melts nicely, add some cardamom powder and mix it again. In another pan, add some water and let it boil and then add little bit of ghee and pinch of salt to it, then add rice flour to it and mix it well, cover it for 10 minutes and then make dough out of it, and then with help of Modak maker or by hands make the shape of Modak and add the filling into it and then steam it for 10 minutes and your Modaks are ready to be served!
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Gatte ki Khichdi
This is one of the most popular Rajasthani dishes. In order to make gatte, take some besan (Gram flour) in a bowl and add different spices to it including – red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, garam masala and also some coriander powder then make a dough with it and once the roll is firm, cut the roll into some pieces and boil it for 20 mins and then fry it. Now for Khichdi, add some khada masala to the pan and then add some finely sliced onion and then when it becomes golden brown, add some cooked rice to it and then add these gatte into it, mix everything well (add some salt if required) and your mouth-watering recipe is ready.
Palak Dal Khichdi
It is one of the easiest recipes and is relished by everyone. For the recipe, add some oil in the pan, then add some cumin seeds, once it starts crackling, add some green chillies, finely chopped onions, tomatoes to it and mix it well. Once its mixed, add some spices including- salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and Hing (Asafoetida ) to taste and later add the gravy of boiled spinach to it and cook it for 2-3 minutes and later add rice and dal of your choice to it, add some water and let it boil for some time, and finally the khichdi is ready to eat.
It is a Maharashtrian style dal that has a unique taste of spicy, sweet and sour dal and can be served with both plain steamed rice and rotis along with sabji. Well, the initial process of making the dal will remain the same, the main difference occurs while making the tadka of it as it requires a little different procedure to it, so once your toor dal is boiled, mash it well with hand or blender and then in a pan add some ghee, mustard seeds, Hing (Asafoetida) and turmeric powder to it, add some green chillies and curry leaves to it, later add your dal to it, mix it well. Now add water keeping the consistency of the dal in mind, then add grated coconut, jaggery and tamarind pulp, and salt to taste. Let it boil for some time and finally, your dal is ready.
Singhade Ki Kadhi
For the dish, beat the curd with a whisk and then add Singhade ka atta to it, the batter should be smooth and should not have any lumps to it. Keep it aside for few minutes. Now in a pan, add some ghee, cumin seeds, ginger and red chillies and mix them well along with salt. Later, add the batter to it and stir constantly. Cook it for at least 10 minutes and in another small pan, add some ghee, curry leaves and dry red chillies and then pour it on the kadhi. It tastes well with all types of rice.
This Ganesh Chaturthi, try out these unique recipes with your loved ones and relish the mouth-watering dishes.
Ganpati Bappa Morya!