The Indian Hindu Festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, or Vinayak Chaturthi is just around the corner. Ganesh Chaturthi is a major festival celebrated all over India which celebrates the birth of Hindu Lord Ganesha who is an Indian God with an elephant head.
This year, this 10-day long festival starts on 10th September 2021. And there is no Indian festival that can be complete without lots of good food.
So, to celebrate this Ganpati festival, I have gathered for you a collection of 67 Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes which include:
- 4 Modaks (Modak Recipes)
- 28 Sweets (Sweets Recipes)
- 35 Snacks (Savory Recipes)
These delicacies are the ones you can make during this festival of Ganesh Chaturthi! These recipes will undoubtedly brighten up the festival and your mood.
What is Ganesh Chaturthi?
Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayak Chaturthi/Vinayak Chavithi) is the Festival of Ganesha or Ganpati who is also known as the god of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles and barriers, as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence.
This is a 10-day long Indian Festival celebrated in honor of Idol Ganesha. This festival ends on the tenth day. On the last day, the idol is carried in a public pilgrimage with loud music and group mantras chanting to then be immersed in running water such as a river or sea. On this day devotees keep chanting ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya, Mangal Murti Morya’.
Royal delicacies for Ganesh Chaturthi
Modaks are Ganesha’s favourite. Hence, traditionally, ukadiche modak or fried modak are served as a Prasada (offering to Lord Ganesha), or naivedya to Lord Ganpati and distributed amongst the devotees. In modern days there are many different varieties of modak recipes made to be served.
All these modak recipes are very delicious and easy to make. You can make them without a fuss.
All of the sweets recipes on this page can be served as offering or naivedya to Ganpati during the festival or on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Make Rajasthani besan churma at home, with the simple tips and tricks I have given in this recipe. Besan churma recipe with a video tutorial. →
Besan Ladoo is one of the most popular Indian desserts. These ladoos are so fragrant, delicious and have a melt-in-mouth texture. A must during festivals. →
Spongy Rasgulla is a popular Indian sweet recipe where melt-in-mouth soft paneer balls are cooked in a sugar syrup. Learn to make Bengali rasgulla at home. →
Quick and delicious Badam Halwa (Almond pudding) made with almond flour, and cooked in Instant Pot. Perfect dessert for any occasion. →
Coconut or Nariyal Ladoo is a popular Indian sweet. Learn to make Instant Coconut Ladoo Recipe in 3 different flavours which are rose, saffron, and cardamom. →
Kaju Katli is one of the most popular and delicious Indian sweets recipes. Learn to make traditional kaju katli with step by step video instructions. →
Kaju Pista Roll or Cashews Pistachios Fudge is a classic and popular Indian dessert laden with sweet and nutty flavors from cashews and pistachios. →
Kesar Mawa Peda | Indian Milk Fudge | Instant Khoya Peda is a classic melt-in mouth Indian dessert which is usually made during festivals. →
This Saffron Rice Kheer is a classic, rich and creamy Indian rice pudding flavored with cardamom, saffron and rose water. This makes a great dessert. →
Rasmalai is a popular Bengali dessert where flattened cottage cheese balls are cooked in sugar syrup and then soaked in sweet, saffron flavored milk syrup. →
These crispy, sweet, crunchy, and deliciously flaky deep-fried pastries 'Shakkarpara' and 'Shankarpali' make a wonderful sweet snack along with some hot milk. →
Snacks are a must along with sweets and these savory recipes go really well with Ganesh Chaturthi Sweets.
Aloo Kulcha is a popular Punjabi leavened flatbread stuffed with spicy and tangy mashed potato filling. It is served as a snack, breakfast, or a side dish. →
Aloo Poori or Puri Sabji is a North Indian breakfast-lunch recipe. Sabji is a spicy potato dish which is served with puffed up, deep fried Indian bread poori. →
Besan Paara or Besan Pare (Gram Flour Crackers) is a spicy, crispy, crunchy, and perfect bite-sized snack made with besan, and spices. →
How to make Puri Bhaji. ‘Poori Bhaji’ is a combination of two dishes served together where ‘Poori’ is a puffed up, flaky deep fried Indian bread. →
Learn to make Khaman Dhokla Recipe | How To Make Instant Soft and Spongy Dhokla with step by step video tutorial. Instant Khaman Dhokla is a healthy snack. →
Learn to make South Indian Lemon Rice with leftover rice. This is a popular South Indian rice dish prepared with lemon, peanuts, and spices. →
These Spicy Roasted Cashew Nuts aka Masala Kaju are a quick and straightforward snack to throw together. Ideal evening or afternoon snack. →
Masala Mathri are popular North Indian style crispy and spicy fried crackers. They are often made during festivals such as Diwali and Holi. →
Masala Peanuts or crunchy and spicy coated peanuts are one of the most popular Indian snacks made using spicy gram flour coating and raw peanuts. →
Masaledar jau ki papdi or spicy barley crackers are easy to make and healthy super scrumptious snacks. Make them if you have friends coming over for brunch. →
Moong Dal Namkeen | Salted Crunchy Fried Moong Dal Snack.Each spoonful of this festive moong dal namkeen is generously seasoned with salt and pepper. →
Palak Ki Puri Recipe Video | How To Make Palak Poori | Spinach Puri is a deep fried puffed up Indian bread made with whole wheat flour and spinach puree. →
Palak Patta Chaat is a stunning and delightful appetizer/starter from North India, made with besan coated spinach leaves fritters, yogurt and chutneys. →
Aloo paratha is a popular Indian breakfast flatbread stuffed with spicy potatoes. Learn to make Aloo Paratha and Tandoori Aloo Paratha with a video tutorial. →
Instant Rice Chakli Recipe is a popular Indian deep-fried namkeen (savory snack). The crispy texture, and spicy flavors of this Chakli makes it delicious. →
This popular street food Vada Pav (Vada Pao / Wada Pav / Wada Pao) is a budget-friendly and gratifying Indian Style Burger from the streets of Mumbai. →