Talniche Modak | Fried Modak is made for Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra

Talniche Modak | Fried Modak: Ganesh Chaturthi Recipe from Maharashtra

Talniche Modak or Fried Modak are very popular in Maharashtra. They are made in addition to the Ukdiche Modak or the traditional steamed Modak.

Can I let you in on a secret? Talniche Modak are far easier to shape and perfect than Ukdiche Modak.

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Nivagrya | Maharashtrian Recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi

Nivagrya: Ganesh Chaturthi Special from Maharashtra

Nivagrya is a traditional recipe from Maharashtra made for Ganesh Chaturthi.

Nivagrya are made with the leftover rice flour dough used as covering for steamed Modaks.

Just add some cumin, green chilli paste, and salt to the dough; make small patties and steam.

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Ganesh Chaturthi | Vinayaka Chavithi Naivedyam Recipes

Vinayaka Chavithi, Pillaiyar Chavithi or Ganesh Chaturthi Naivedyam Recipes

Living in Mumbai means that there is extra fervour surrounding Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and here are some recipes to celebrate this joyous occasion!

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Hesaru Bele Panchakajjaya – Vinayaka Chavithi Special from Karnataka – Guest Post by Aparna Sitaraman

Hesaru Bele Panchakajjaya – Vinayaka Chavithi or Ganesh Chaturthi Special from Karnataka – Guest Post by Aparna Sitaraman

Panchakajjaya, a traditional naivedyam in Karnataka for Ganesh Chaturthi, is easy to make, delicious, and crunchy to boot!

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Ukdiche Modak in Maharshtra or Vella Kozhukattai in Tamil Nadu

Steamed Modak | Modakam | Ukdiche Modak | Vella Kozhukattai

Steamed Modak (Ukdiche Modak | Modakam) is synonymous with Ganapati or Vinayaka. 

When you think of Naivedyam for Vinayaka Chavithi (Ganesh Chaturthi), the first thing that pops into the head in Modak.

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Undrallu Guggillu or Ammini Kozhukattai – Vinayaka Chavithi Naivedyam

Anyone who has made Modak or Kozhukattai will tell you that there is always some leftover poornam or rice flour dough used to make the modak. I am no different and every Vinayaka Chavithi, I am left with some dough. I often convert the left over rice flour batter to Palakayalu. Last year, I came

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