Want to eat something other than just Modaks this Ganesh Chathurthi? Check out what we have in store for you

Ganesh Chathurthi is here, the next 15 days is of festivity and we’re all wondering what special to make or serve to our guests apart from just Modaks. Well, this is one festival which is celebrated with a lot of zeal and fervor every year because it’s not just about dressing up or making special food but at the end of the day we want to please the deity and I think that’s what matters the most. I mean every year we wait for the festive season, especially because we know that this time of the year is when there is happiness and positive vibes everywhere. The thing about Ganesha that appeals to most people is the stories and the little anecdotes that are weaved around him.

Also, why this festival is so special is because Ganesha stays for eleven days and more, and we get to enjoy the festivities and by the time he has to go, we are teary-eyed. I still remember dancing to Bollywood songs in my society and taking part in all the cultural activities, I so wish I could get those days back. Although we have inherited the love for sweets it’s tough to not think about the calories that come with the territory. Indian festivals center around food and desserts; there’s no way to escape those soft and tasty Modaks or Puran Polis. If you’re looking for something which is healthy and also tasty we have brought it for you. We won’t let you miss out on all the fun, and why should you? We have brought you a list of dishes that can be prepared during the festival and guess what? These lists are curated by some renowned chefs. Check out what’s in store for you!

Treat yourselves with not only healthy but also some amazing dishes on Ganesh Chathurthi!

Jayraj

“Ganesh Chathurthi, a festival celebrated with a ton of things sweet. When we talk about sweets, probably the first thing that comes to mind is chocolate. Chocolates and Ganesha are always associated with Chocolate Modaks and Chocolate idols. Chocolate has been a key ingredient in making eco-friendly Ganesha idols which are immersed in milk and fed as prasad. However, nothing beats the shape, texture, and taste of traditional Modaks. So, why not leave the chocolate to do what it does best? Delectable chocolate bars, Fudgy chocolate brownies, a dark chocolate cheesecake topped with light and creamy chocolate mousse. These traditional chocolatey desserts need no special occasion for indulgence.”

Sarah Zia

“This Ganesh Chathurthi, we are focusing more on Indian mithai fusion cupcakes like Jalebi Baby cupcakes, Barfi Magic, Rasmalai cupcakes as it brings out the essence of Indian flavors in a cupcake form and that has been really loved by everyone.”

Aaditya Bal

“The best idea for Ganesh Chathurthi would be Modaks, Puran Poli & Srikhand. There is nothing better than something traditional for our Indian festivals, of course, these can be modified and can be made in different ways but a specialty would be traditional sweets.”

Pooja Khanna

“Rishi Baji Canapés with green chutney imili chutney and dahi topped with sev, or Srikhand mousse made by folding in whipped cream and served in mini glasses and garnished with saffron strands and dry fruits. Fried Modak shaped matar ki kachori, Nippatu with cheese dips which are more like nachos. If you are looking for something which are more like snacks you can try sweet corn sundal, mini dal vada on skewers with imli chutney, mini cranberry menu vada, mini mawa tea cakes, baked vada pav, batata baji chat. Also trying out new modak varieties can be really helpful – brownies modak, cookie and cream modak, nutella modak, cranberry cream cheese modak, coffee ganache modak, strawberry jelly modak. “

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