Delicious Modak and Ladoo Recipes to Try for Ganesh Chaturthi 2022
Sweets have always been an integral part of every festival. Sharing and offering sweets in the Indian culture is a mark of respect and gratitude among Indians. This is why mouth-wateringly delicious sweets are always present on occasions like Diwali, Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is the festival that marks the arrival of Lord Ganesha, along with his mother Goddess Parvati to our daily lives. For a duration of 10 days, Indians come together with Pandals and aartis every morning and evening to pray to Lord Ganesha. During this time, devotees also prepare a plethora of traditional Indian sweets that Lord Ganesha is known to love: Modak and Ladoos!
There are several types of Modak recipes and ladoo recipes that can be found on the internet. Using wholesome and varied ingredients like Aashirvaad Atta, Aashirvaad Svasti Ghee, and Aashirvaad Multi Millet Mix Flour among others, you can create delicious modak and ladoo types this Ganesh Chaturthi 2022.
Here are the best Modak types to make for the festival:
Made with rice flour, pure cow ghee, jaggery, dry fruits and grated coconut, traditional Modak takes about 50 minutes to make from scratch. Melt ghee in a pan and mix jaggery, grated coconut and cardamom powder. Mix till it becomes sticky, then add dry fruits to the mix and set it aside. Make a rice flour dough, then make small balls out of the dough and add the previously made filling to it. Close the filling in a dumpling-like shape. Steam these for about 10 minutes and serve with ghee.
A fried Modak is a crispy golden sweet dumpling that is savoury and yet extremely delicious and filling. Most of the ingredients of the traditional Modak remain the same in this fried variation of the Modak. The main difference is that instead of steaming these sweet dumplings, modaks are fried in hot oil to get crispy, golden modaks.
Instead of rice flour, you can also use a good quality wheat flour for this fried modak recipe. Aashirvaad Atta is a superior-quality whole wheat atta that contains dietary fibres and important nutrients which make it a wholesome atta choice for this modak recipe.
More than anything, children will love this variation of the Modak. Made with chocolate, Mawa and sugar, milk solids, cardamom powder, ghee and more, chocolate modak is a must-have delight for Ganesh Chaturthi. You can use cooking chocolate, or choco chips or any chocolate bar of your choice to make this delicious modak recipe.
With the tasty mix of Mawa, cardamom powder and sugar, you can make a wonderful new modak type, the Mawa Modak. Grate Mawa and heat under pan. Mix sugar to this and watch the Mawa melt. Add cardamom powder to this mixture and heat it till the mixture is sticky. Then allow it to cool. Once cooled, form a dough and make small balls. Turn these balls into modak shapes and you are done!
Here are the best ladoo types to make for the festival:
Besan Ladoo/ Besan ke laddu
Besan Ladoos are one of the most popular ladoos made during the festive season. Known for their distinct yellow appearance and their smooth taste, Besan Ladoos are made with Besan, Ghee, Almonds,Cashews, Sugar, and Cardamom Powder. All you need to do is roast besan in ghee for 101-15 minutes till it becomes golden brown. Then add dry fruits, sugar, and cardamom powder to the mix. Cool it down and then form balls to make delicious besan ke laddus.
Follow the entire Besan Ladoo recipe here.
Who doesn’t love those shiny, orange and heavenly sweet Motichoor Ladoos? A classic at many pujas and festivals, you can make Motichoor ladoos at home too. Here is what you need: Semolina, Besan, Rava, Sugar, Milk, Eliachi powder, Saffron, Orange Food colour, and pistachios. Prepare sugar syrup with Kesar and set it aside. Make a mixture of Besan, Rava, milk, and other ingredients. This will be fried in ghee to become Boondi. Boondi is then crushed and mixed with sugar syrup and turned into Motichoor Ladoos!
Multi Millet Ladoo
To add a burst of nutrition to your traditional sweet, try this multi-millet ladoo recipe made with Aashirvaad Multi Millet Flour. Using rice flour, Multi Millet Flour, Besan, ghee, jaggery, almonds and cardamom powder, make a wholesome ladoo at home with ease. Cook the flours in ghee for 8-10 minutes. Then add jaggery, cardamom powder etc to the mix and keep aside to cool. Lastly, use the cooled mixture to form laddoos!
Follow the entire Multi millet ladoo recipe here.
If you and your family love adding coconut to your dishes, then this coconut ladoo is a great addition to the festival’s menu. Coconut Ladoos require condensed milk, grated coconut, ghee, almonds, and cardamom (crushed). Roast coconut in ghee and add condensed milk to this mix. Add roasted almonds and cardamom to this thick mix and let it cool. Then form balls out of the mixture, roll them in grated coconut and add extra dry fruits for decoration!
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!