7 must-have dishes for Ganesh Chaturthi 2023

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1. Modak

It is believed Modaks are Lord Ganesha's favorite sweet. These dumplings are made from rice flour or wheat flour and stuffed with a sweet filling of coconut, jaggery, and cardamom.

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2. Coconut Ladoo

Simple yet delectable sweets made from grated coconut, condensed milk, and cardamom. They are quick to prepare and are often offered to Lord Ganesha as prasadam.

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3. Kheer

A creamy rice pudding, is a popular dessert served. It is made with rice, milk, sugar, and flavored with cardamom, saffron, and sometimes garnished with chopped nuts.

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4. Poha

Flattened rice cooked with spices, curry leaves, and peanuts, is a light and flavorful breakfast or snack option. It's easy to prepare and satisfies hunger throughout the day.

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5. Appam

A soft and fluffy rice pancake with a crispy edge. It is made using fermented rice and coconut batter and can be served with sweet coconut milk or savory chutneys.

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6. Chana Masala

Made from chickpeas cooked in a rich and aromatic tomato-based gravy, is a savory dish often served during the festival. It pairs perfectly with puris or rice.

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7. Sundal

A savory snack made from legumes like chickpeas, black-eyed peas, or green gram. These legumes are boiled, seasoned with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and grated coconut.

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