Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Don't miss these sweet dishes

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New Delhi : So, the festive season has started! The September month warms up with the festive aura of Ganesh Chaturthi. On 13th September, 2018, the country is celebrating Vinayak Chavithi which will continue for 10 days. Artistic Ganapati Pandals are installed by devotees and some people bring clay idols of Lord Ganesha into their homes, deck him up in beautiful clothes and jewellery and worship him with an array of sweets and flowers. 

According to Hindu mythology, during this time, Lord Ganesha descends from heaven to take shelter in the houses of his beloved devotees. It is believed that Lord Ganesha was very fond of sweets and Modak, a sweet dumpling delicacy is said to be his particular favourite. He was fond of ladoos, and halwa too.  

In order to add sweetness to the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, we have come up with list of must-make sweet dishes which you can also offer to Lord Ganesha as a part of Prasad.

Modak:

Modak is Lord Ganesha's favorite sweet dish. It is  a steamed sweet dumpling made of refined flour, usually stuffed with coconut and jaggery. You can make  chocolate modak, dry fruit modak, and mango modak as per your choice.

Poha Gur Laddoo:

Poha Gur Laddoo are made of flattened rice (also called poha and chiwda) and jaggery (gur) are easy to make. You need to roast poha in low flame till they turn brown. Put these roasted flattened rice into a mixer grinder. Grid them well with some powdered jaggery. Grind till you get slightly coarse mixture similar to that of sooji. Take out the mixture from grinder and keep it aside. In the other pan heat a tablespoon of ghee, add some dry fruits of your choice if you want, a pinch of cardamom powder and mix well. Now add the poha and jaggery mix to this pan. Add some more ghee until you get a sticky mixture, add some milk if you do not get the desired consistency to mould firm ladoos. Make sure you do not dilute it too much. Allow it to cool. Mould them into round ladoos. 

Besan Laddoo:

Yet another favorite item for sweet lovers, besan ladoos are made from gram flour, or besan, and oodles of ghee, these are then flavored with sugar and cardamom

Banana Halwa:

This healthy halwa is made of bananas, ghee, sugar and cardamom at right proportion. It can be easily prepared at home anytime, round the year.

Apple Basundi:

It is known to all that Basundi is sweet thickened milk , flavoured with cardamom, dry fruits and nut meg, similar to rabri. In apple basundi, you just need to add a cup of grated apples to your regular basundi or rabri recipe and you are good to go. 

Savour the sweet dishes and say ganpati bappa morya aadha laddu choriya !