Showing posts with label Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes. Show all posts
Hi everybody,
I am here with a new recipe after long time. Life has made me busy with the arrival of our second baby. Taking care of two naughty kids is not an easy task. But I'm not exhausted, I'm enjoying this phase of life with them :)
Well, this is the recipe of Chakli which my Mom prepared during her stay with us. My daughter is a big fan of Chakli and this was made on her demand. Try this melt in mouth Chakli and I'm sure you will love it!

Preparation time: 2 hours
Soaking time: 2 - 3 hours
Difficulty level: Difficult
Yield: 60 Chaklis (depending on the size)


  • Rice - 1 big cup full (1 cup = 175 gms)
  • Roasted rice flour - 3 1/2 cup (approx)
  • Till seeds - 4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  • Carom seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Butter - lemon size
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Water for grinding


  • Wash the rice 2 times and soak it in water for 2-3 hours. 
  • Drain the soaked rice and grind it along with till seeds, cumin seeds and carom seeds into fine paste. Add water as required. Consistency should be like the Dosa batter.
  • Add 2 1/2 tsp salt and 2 cups of water to the prepared batter and mix well. 
  • Transfer the batter to a thick bottomed vessel and keep stirring on medium flame for few minutes. Add lemon size butter while heating up the batter.
  • When the batter thickens, add around 3 1/2 cups (or as needed) of roasted rice flour and mix it when its still hot.
  • Knead the dough well and prepare a soft, non sticky dough ball. Keep the dough covered with a wet cloth and take out small portions as needed.
  • Fill the dough in a Chakli press and make them into spirals. 
  • Deep fry in hot oil and crispy Chaklis are ready to eat!
ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ. 

Modaka is one of the special sweet goodies prepared especially during the festival of Ganesha Chaturthi. There is a belief that the dishes Modaka and Pancha kajjaya are the favorites of Lord Ganesha among all other dishes. I really don't know how far its true, but all these dishes taste wonderful for our tongue also!
Festive preparations are going on in our house from last week. I have prepared few dishes in advance for the festival and one among them is Modaka. Every time, I used to prepare Modaka with rice flour binding. This time, I have followed my sister's recipe and used Maida flour for the cover. Modakas came out really well with a thin, crispy outer layer and tasted really good.
Here is the recipe of Modaka for you. Try preparing them for the festival and enjoy with near and dear ones :)
Time required: 1 1/2 hours
Difficulty Level: Difficult  
Yield : 30 Modakas of medium size

  • Oil for deep frying

- For Stuffing:
  • Sugar - 1 1/2 cup (or according to taste)
  • Jaggery (optional) - 1 tbsp
  • Deciccated / Fresh grated coconut - 3 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Sesame (Till) seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 3/4 tsp
- For Binding:
  • Maida (Plain flour) - 3 cup
  • Salt - a big pinch
  • Ghee - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup approx

  • Combine Maida (Plain flour), salt and ghee in a mixing bowl. Mix it nicely using your hands for 3 - 4 minutes. Add water little by little and prepare a smooth, non sticky dough. Cover it and keep aside for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Take a heavy bottom pan. Add shredded coconut, sugar, jaggery (optional) and bring to boil. 
  • In the meanwhile, dry roast the sesame seeds on low flame till golden brown and keep aside. 
  • Keep stirring the coconut mixture occasionally. Once all the water content is dried out, add the roasted sesame seeds and cardamom powder and switch off the flame.   
  • Divide the binding dough into small portions of equal size and give them the ball shape. Take the balls one by one, dust with some dry flour and roll them into small, very thin circles. Roll them as thin as possible.
  • Pour a tablespoon full of coconut mixture in the middle of the circle. Combine all the edges of the circle, pinch them and give it the Modak shape.
  • Deep fry the prepared Modakas in hot oil on medium flame till golden brown. 

  •  Both fresh grated coconut as well as desiccated coconut will hold good for this recipe. You can make use of either of these. 
  • Jaggery can be substituted with sugar for this recipe. Modak tastes even better when jaggery is used. 
  • To ensure even color, keep stirring the Modakas while deep frying. 

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

Vade is one of the authentic Havyaka delicacies, especially prepared for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. People will prepare Chakli and Vade in lots for this festival and enjoy them upto a month after the festival. This dish can be prepared with very less items which will be there in everybody's kitchen.. but it needs bit more time and little stressful job! Better to get a helping hand instead of doing it alone..

Preparation time: 1 hour
Soaking time: 5 hours
Yield: 24 vade of medium size

Rice - 3 cups
Urad dal (split) - 1/4 cup
Fenugreek 8 - 10 seeds
Carom seeds - 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds - 1 spoon
Sesame seeds - 1 spoon
Green chilli - small piece
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

Soak urad dal and fenugreek seeds in water for 2 - 3 hours.
Wash the rice thoroughly with enough water and spread them on a cotton cloth for 5 minutes to absorb the excess water. Powder them coarsely like sooji rava before it gets dried up.
Grind the soaked urad dal and fenugreek seeds into smooth paste using water. Consistency of this paste should be the same as Dosa batter.

Add the carom seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds and green chilli while grinding, or powder them separately and add to the batter.
Don't use all the batter to prepare the dough; keep around 1/4th portion of the dough separately to add later.
Now, take the batter, add salt and coarsely powdered rice little by little. Prepare a smooth dough like Chapati dough. Knead the dough nicely for at-least 8 - 10 minutes to ensure proper mixing.
Keep the dough covered and let it sit for about 2 hours before preparing the Vade.
After 2 hours, knead the dough again. If needed, add the urad dal batter which was kept aside.
Heat the oil in a pan. Oil should be extremely hot (smoking level) for preparing the Vade; else, it won't puff up nicely.

Take small lemon size dough and knead it nicely for a minute. Roll it into a small roundel like Poori on a greased plastic sheet. Make a hole in the middle.
Once the oil becomes nicely hot, transfer the rolled Vade into the hot oil and deep fry till golden brown on both the sides. It won't take much time to deep fry them.
Preserve the Vade in airtight containers and enjoy eating them upto a month!

  • Don't keep the dough balls ready for longer time to avoid them getting dried up. Simultaneously, you need to prepare the dough balls, roll them and deep fry! That's why it will be better to have some helping hands.
Sending this recipe to the 'Flavours of South India', ongoing event at Simply Food.

    ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

    Probably everybody is busy with the festival preparation now.. coz its Ganesh Chaturthi tomorrow! Even I was doing the preparations, and thought of doing this month's last posting :) I will be sharing an easy recipe today, which is very special for this festival! I already prepared some items for tomorrow because I can't prepare all the dishes alone quickly. Today, I prepared Sesame seeds laddoo, which is one of the favorite dishes of Lord Ganesha. One of my Aunt prepares these laddoos very nicely. They will celebrate Sankashtahara Chaturthy every month and she won't miss these laddoos for the Naivedyam. We used to wait for the pooja to end and eat the tasty laddoos!! I have adopted some tips from her for this recipe. But these laddoos will be more tasty and chewy if you use the liquid jaggery which you can get only in rural areas.

    Preparation time: 40 minutes
    Yield: 20 - 21 small laddoos

    Powdered jaggery - 1 1/4 cup
    Sesame seeds - 1 1/4 cup
    Cardamom - 1
    Pinch of cooking soda

    Roast the sesame seeds to golden color or until you get nice aroma.
    Add little water to the jaggery and bring to boil.
    Keep the cardamom powder ready.
    Crush the sesame seeds in mixer just for 1 - 2 seconds and take out. 
    When the jaggery reaches a thick, one thread consistency, add the cooking soda, crushed sesame seeds and cardamom powder. Mix them well.
    Then, switch off the flame and wait till the mixture cools down little bit.
    Prepare small balls (laddoos) when the mixture is still warm.
    Sesame seed laddoos are ready now. Let me wait till tomorrow to enjoy these laddoos!
    Happy Ganesh Chaturthy to one and all!! Take care :)

    ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

    Here is a simple and superb Chakli recipe for you. Once you start eating these chaklis, you can't stop yourself from eating so easily! It will be very nice for the snack time, also for trip or picnics. This Chakli is from a recipe book which I referred long back. I love the nice color of this Chakli a lot! Try this recipe and enjoy the crispy and tasty Chakli :)

    Preparation time: 1 hour approx.
    You can prepare 25 - 30 Chaklis from these measurements.
    Urad dal - 3/4 cup
    Rice flour - 2 1/2 to 3 cup
    Red chilli powder - 2 tbsp
    Cumin and carom seeds - 1 tbsp
    Oil for deep frying

    Wash the urad dal and pressure cook with enough water in a pressure cooker.
    Once it gets cool down, drain the excess water and grind the urad dal into the consistency of Dosa batter. It takes less than a minute to grind them since it is cooked already.
    Add salt, red chilli powder, cumin and carom seeds and mix well.
    Add enough rice flour and prepare a smooth dough like chapathi dough.
    Fill the dough into the Chakli Mould (Chakli Press) and prepare the chaklis.
    Deep fry the Chaklis in hot oil on medium flame until they become crispy.

    • Apply oil inside the Chakli mould and then, fill the dough. It prevents the dough from sticking to the mould. Also, it will be easy to clean the mould after preparing the Chakli.
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