The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated across India but majorly in Maharashtra. It is the home coming of Lord Ganesha and Lord Ganesha is worshiped for a period of 10 days and then submerged in water. During this festive time, Modak, which is a sweet dumpling and also considered to be Ganesha's favourite sweet, is prepared. The outer shell is prepared with rice flour, wheat flour or maida and the inner filling is mainly of coconut, jaggery, and dry fruits but a lot of different variants are prepared now.
Check out ten varieties of the beloved Modak, which you must try this Ganesh Chaturthi
The most well-known type of modaks, Ukadiche Modak or steamed modaks are the most authentic type of this sweet; the ones which offered to Lord Ganesha. Produced using rice flour and loaded down with ground coconut and jaggery and steamed, these dumplings are offered to the god as prasad.
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Chana Dal Modak
Chana dal modaks are desserts produced using rice flour, maida or wheat flour loaded with cooked chana dal and jaggery blended in it. These desserts will definitely make you swoon over this little ponder.
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Rava means sooji or semolina and makes for an astounding external shell with a filling of your choice. Fillings may incorporate naturally ground coconut and jaggery or chana dal and jaggery. Try not to miss on the firm rava modaks as you may not be able to stop at just one.