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 […]