Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganesha Festival is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi or Chavath.

Pattani Sundal (White Dried Peas Sundal)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Sundal

Pattani Sundal

Pattani Sundal is a typical South Indian snack dish. Made using dried white peas, this is an anytime snack and is often made during Navratri festival. Legumes are a healthy addition to our food and this can be served as an after-school snack for children. A very simple but nutritious […]

Modak
Ganesh Chaturthi

Modak

Modak, a simple sweet or spicy dish is a quintessential aspect during the festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi. Modak|Kozhakattai. It is believed from time immemorial that Lord Ganesha is fond of this modak apart from his standard fare – laddu! This also begets him the name: Modakapriya (one how loves modak). […]

Vazhaipoo Vadai
Banana, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada

Vazhaipoo Vadai

The banana plant is maybe the only one where all of its parts are put to use. Apart from the common fruit, the raw version, stem, leaves and even the flower is used in Indian cooking. Banana flower or Vazhaipoo (as it is known in Tamil) is extremely nutritious. Cleaning […]

Karanji
Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Sweets

Karanji

Karanji or Karjikkai | Karjikaylu | Gujiya is a sweet dish made from maida and sooji and is stuffed with coconut or dry fruits. Similar to the modak, the combinations of the stuffing is in-numerous and left to one’s imagination. However, it typically tends to sway to the sweeter side. […]

Fried Kozhukattai (Fried Modak)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri

Fried Kozhukattai

Fried Kozhukattai (Fried Modak / Fried Modhakam) is a popular savoury variation of the normal Kozhukattai made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. This is also made when there are excess or left-over stuffing available. We can use any kind of stuffing for this fried variation. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes […]

Thattai Saamai
Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Navratri, Snacks

Saamai Thattai

Thattai is one of the most famous snacks in South India. A crispy and crunchy snack, they are perfect for any occasion whether it is a party, teatime or a festival. This Saamai Thattai variation is made using Saamai flour (Little Millet flour). Ingredients: Saamai Flour – 1 cup Urad […]

Sathu Maavu Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri

Sathu Maavu Kozhukattai

Sathumaavu Kozhukattai (or Health Mix Modak) is a simple and healthy twist to the normal kozhukattai made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.  Sathu Maavu is a nutritious & healthy mix that is traditionally given to babies and is packed with nutrients. Ingredients: Sathu Maavu/ Health Mix – 2 cups Puttu Flour […]

Spicy Oats Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai

Spicy Oats Kozhukattai

Oats is a good source of dietary fiber and protein than other cereals. This variation of the regular kozhukattai is a spicy version of the same and can be served as an evening snack. Ingredients: Oats – 1/2 cup Rice Flour – 1/2 cup Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup Salt […]

Ragi Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri

Ragi Kozhukattai

Ragi Kozhukattai is a healthy variation of the traditional Ganesh Chaturthi Kozhukattai. Ragi is an extremely nutritious grain rich in iron, protein and minerals.  This is a healthy twist to the regular modaks. Ingredients: Ragi Flour –  2 cups Jaggery – 6 – 8 tblsp Water as Required Cardamom Powder […]

Chalimidi
Ganesh Chaturthi, Sweets

Chalimidi

Chalimidi is a sweet dish popular in Andhra Pradesh. Made using rice flour and jaggery, it is made during festival and special occasion times. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 1 cup Grated Jaggery – 1 cup Cashew nuts – Few Grated Coconut – 4 tblsp Water – As Required Ghee – […]

Modak (Kozhukattai)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri, Paneer

Paneer Kozhukattai

Kozhukattai or Modak are a popular sweet during Ganesh Chaturthi period. They come in different flavours and shapes as per the region and stuffing used. But all of them are equally tasty. Ingredients: Rice Flour – 1 cup Oil – 1 tsp Salt to Taste For Stuffing: Milk Khoya – […]

Dry Fruits Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai

Dry Fruits Kozhukattai

Kozhukattai is a traditional sweet offered to Lord Ganesha during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival time. Kozhukattai have numerous stuffing options depending on where you go in India. This variation is using Dry Fruits and is very easy to make. Not to mention it is very tasty as well. Ingredients: Rice […]

Chocolate Kozhukattai
Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri

Chocolate Kozhukattai

Kozhukattai (or Modak) is a popular Ganesh Chaturthi festival recipe to usher in the prosperity and good luck at home. Kozhukattai (Modak) is said to be a favorite dish of Lord Ganesha. This is a delicious chocolatey variation of the traditional kozhukattais. It can also be given as a gift […]

Sweet Coconut Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai

Sweet Coconut Kozhukattai

Kozhukattai (or Modak) is a popular sweet made during Ganesh Chaturthi. There are various types of kozhukattais available depending on which part of India you are in. This is a sweet variation made with coconut and jaggery. Ingredients: Powdered Jaggery – 1/2 cup Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp Grated Coconut […]

Peanut Masala Vadai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada

Peanut Vadai (Groundnut Vadai)

Vadai (or Vada) is a popular South Indian deep fried teatime/evening snack served with a choice of chutney. They are also served as part of a meal as starter snack. This variation is made with peanuts and is tasty and easy to make. Ingredients: Peanuts – 2 cups, roasted and […]

Uppu Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai

Uppu Kozhukattai

Uppu Kozhukattai (or Uppumavu Kozhukattai) is a savoury kozhukattai (modak) made during Ganesh Chaturthi. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 250 gms Urad Dal – 125 gms Dry Red Chillies – 4 to 5 Coconut – 1/4, grated Salt as per taste For Tempering: Mustard Seeds Curry Leaves Oil Method: 1. Soak […]

Vella Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai

Vella Kozhakattai

Vella Kozhukattai is a popular and traditional Vinayaka Chaturthi sweet made with rice flour, grated coconut and powdered jaggery. Ingredients: Jaggery – 250 gms Raw Rice – 250 gms Coconut – 1 Cardamoms – 2 Oil – 1 tsp Salt – little Ghee – 1 tsp Method: 1. Grate the […]

Pidi Kozhukattai (Kara Kozhukattai)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai

Pidi Kozhukattai (Kara Kozhukattai)

Pidi Kozhukattai (or also known as Kara Kozhukattai) is a traditional and easy to make Ganesh Chaturthi recipe. Since this variation does not have jaggery, it is often called as Kara Kozhukattai. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 250 gms Coconut – 1/2 Dry Red Chillies – 2 Asafoetida Powder – a […]

Sabudana Vada (Javvarisi Vadai)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada

Sabudana Vada (Javvarisi Vadai)

A delicious and tasty tea time snack, this vada made with Sabudana is popular during Ganesh Chaturthi too. Ingredients: Sabudana (Sago/Javvarisi) – 1 cup Potatoes – 4 Green Chillies – 3 to 4, chopped Ginger – 2 tsp, finely chopped Peanuts – 1/2 cup, coarsely chopped Coriander Leaves – handful, […]

Masala Thattai
Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Snacks

Masala Thattai

Thattai is a crunchy, deep-fried snack popular across South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Prepared during festivals and special occasions, they are also an ideal teatime/evening snack. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 1 cups Bengal Gram Flour (Besan) – 1/4 cup Bengal Gram – 2 tblsp, soaked in water for 15 […]

Sweet Appam
Avani Avittam, Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam, Sweets, Tamil New Year

Sweet Appam

A traditional sweet made during festivals like Tamil New Year, Ganesh Chaturthi and other special occasions. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 150 gms Jaggery – 150 gms, powdered Parboiled Rice – 100 gms Urad Dal – 2 tblsp Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tsp Cooking Soda – a pinch Cardamom Powder – […]

Paatwadi (Kolhapur Patwadi)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Snacks

Paatwadi

Paatwadi (or Patwadi) is a Kolhapuri savoury snack made using gram flour. Popular during Ganesh Chaturthi and other festivals, they are a great evening/teatime snack. Best served with mint chutney. Ingredients: Gram Flour – 2 cups Green Chillies – 8 to 10 Cumin Seeds – 2 tblsp Turmeric Powder – […]