Ganesh Chaturti is one of the most-awaited and widely celebrated festivals in our country. Though it is largely popular in Maharashtra, grand celebrations for this festival have been picking up in the South in the recent past.
This day is celebrated with multiple poojas, the excitement of the large idol processions and of course, a grand feast. A plethora of special treats are prepared on this day. A mandatory offering to the lord is modak. It is a dessert which consists of an outer soft shell which is made with rice or wheat flour. The filling is a sweet paste containing grated coconut.
The reason for modak’s significance is that it is Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweet treat. Due to his deep love for modaks, he also came to be called Modakpriya, which signifies one who loves modaks! As a prasadam, either 21 or 101 modaks are offered to the Lord on the day of the festival.
This Ganesh Chaturti, prepare a feast for the Great God Ganesha with a delicious variety of modak using Gulabs Rose Syrup
For outer dough:Rice flour (50g)
Hot water (35 ml)
Oil (2 spoons)
A pinch of salt
Desiccated coconut (3 spoons)
Ghee (1/2 spoon)
Cardamom (a little)
Gulabs Rose syrup (1.5 teaspoons)
Chopped dry fruits (if required)