Come September & you become all set to welcome festivities with great enthusiasm and zeal. The month begins by celebrating and embracing your humble abode with the idols of lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi. Be it Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh or any other city and all you get to hear is Ganpati Bappa Morya across the country. Not only this, among the other preparations of welcoming Bappa, women also get excited about making Modaks, which is also a traditional trademark of the festival.
However, not many know that there are many types of different Modaks that you can try to savour the taste buds of Bappa and your loved ones. So, if you are looking to pamper lord Ganesha with something different and delicious, then here are the 5 types of Modaks to try this Ganesh Chaturthi.
1. Ukadiche Modak
It is one of the most popular Modak recipes and is also known as Steamed Modak. The sumptuous feast is made using flour, grated coconut, grated jaggery or for a sweeter taste you can also add powder jaggery and other spices. Prepare this one with utmost care and devotion for the Lord Ganesha.
2. Fried Modak
This crispy, delectable and yummy Modak recipe is a favourite around the festival. It is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe that is made using fine flour, coconut, sugar, almond, cashewnuts, pistachio, cardamom, raisins and deep fried in ghee. Get set to indulge the wagging tongues with this perfectly mixed recipe.
3. Dry Fruits Modak
Who doesn’t love Dry Fruits that too twisted in the form of a Modak? This is undeniably the most nutritious and delightful Modak recipe. It is a simple and quick recipe which is made with dry fruits, dates, poppy seeds and desiccated coconut. The sweetness in this Modak comes from dates and it is a must try if you are looking for something quick and appetizing.
4. Til Modak
This one is high in the health quotient and is made from sesame seeds and jaggery. All you have to do is make sweet mixture and shape it afterwards using moulds. You can also try another version of this sweet, which is made from rice flour and stuffing is made from sesame seeds. So, if you are health conscious, then this one is for you.
5. Coconut Modak
The name of this Modak, itself suggests the goodness it is made with. It is made from dry coconut and condensed milk. It is prepared in 10 minutes and will enable you to complete other preparations of the festival.
So, are you all set to add the flavors of varieties of Modak in the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations? Pamper the lord Ganehsa with any of your favourite recipe above and make your celebrations filled with love, devotion and yummy tastes of Modak!