Whip Up Festive Magic: 6 Unique Modak Recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and devotees across India are gearing up to celebrate the festival with great fervor. You can see people cleaning houses, building pandals and cooking delicacies in their kitchens to welcome Lord Ganesha. Talking about festive delicacies, the first dish that comes to mind along with Ganeshotsav is Modak. A sweet made with rice flour, jaggery, coconut and more, it is offered as bhoga to the beloved deity. While the idea of food experimentation is in trend today, people are getting creative with the classic modak recipe as well. This year, we thought of trying some such unique modak recipes with you. Just take a look.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Here are 6 unique modak recipes for the festival:
1. Pan Gulkand Modak: This dish is a perfect harmony of two different flavors – Pan and Gulkand. The earthy and slightly bitter notes of betel leaves mingle with the sweet and aromatic essence of gulkand, creating an explosion of flavors that dance across your taste buds. It's a must try. Click here for the recipe.
2. Cashew Gulkand Modak: As the name suggests, this dish is a perfect combination of cashew and gulkand. Made using cashew dough, stuffed with gulkand and pistachio flake balls and decorated with rose petals and gold foil - it's a perfect sweet treat to celebrate the occasion. Click here for the recipe.
3. Coconut Modak: This dish is made using coconut, sugar, ghee and some basic spices available in the kitchen. The best part is that it is ready in just 10 minutes
4. Barfi Modak: Barfi Modak is a perfect combination of two delicious desserts. It is a rich and creamy melange of cashew paste, khoya, milk, sugar and a pinch of saffron along with almonds, almonds and pistachios. Garnished with varak (silver or gold leaf) and almonds on top, this modak is a must-try.
5. Nutty Chocolate Modak: Sounds delicious right? To make modak you need ghee, glucose biscuits, chocolate powder, coconut, condensed milk and nuts. Mix all this and make modak. This chunky and chocolate-y treat is sure to be a hit for the ages.