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Saturday, August 22, 2009

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Besan Ke Ladoo Recipe

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival dedicated to the Lord Ganesha, who is well known for his love and inclination towards sweets like modak and besan ke ladoo. Therefore, it is of prime importance to offer the Lord besan ke laddu on this special occasion. No doubt, these ladoos are very tasty and are loved by almost everyone. So, why not make this auspicious occasion more special by making them at home only. Given below is the recipe giving details on the ingredients as well the method of preparing besan ke laddoo.

Besan Ke Ladoo

Besan Ke Ladoo Recipe

  • 2 cups Gram Flour (besan)
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar (grinded)
  • 1 cup Ghee
  • 1 tsp Almonds (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Pistachios (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cashew Nuts (chopped)
  • Mix gram flour and ghee over a low heat in a kadhai and constantly keep stirring to avoid lumps.
  • When it releases an appetizing smell remove it from the heat and allow cooling.
  • Add sugar and nuts to the gram flour and mix thoroughly.
  • Now form ping-pong size balls of the mixture.
  • Ladoos are ready to be served.

Kaju Barfi Recipe

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, who is known for his inclination towards sweets. So, how can the celebrations be complete without the inclusion of a few sweets? One of the sweets that are most commonly made around Ganesh Chaturthi is kaju barfi. What are you waiting for? Bring good luck and prosperity into your home, by celebrating the occasion with mouth watering kaju barfi. You can learn to make delicious kaju barfi by following the recipe detailed in the lines below.

Kaju Barfi

Kaju Barfi Recipe

  • 2 cups Cashew Nuts (soaked in water for 2 hours)
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Silver Foil (optional)
  • Drain and blend the cashews to a fine paste. Use as little water as possible when blending.
  • Now in a saucepan make syrup with sugar and water and Cook on slow to medium heat.
  • Cook stirring continuously till a soft lump is formed. Add ghee and cardamom powder and mix well
  • Remove from heat on to a smooth surface and roll out (thin) quickly with a rolling pin. Cut into squares/diamond shapes.

Karanji Recipe

Ganesh Chaturthi is a very popular festival, which is celebrated all over India, over a period of ten days. The celebration includes fasting, feasting and distribution Prasad (sweets offered to Lord Ganesha). Karanji is one of the special recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi. It is very easy to cook and great to eat. Go ahead and enjoy the occasion by preparing delicious Karanji and soaking yourself completely in the festive spirit. The recipe given below will provide you with details on the ingredients required as well as the method of preparation.


Karanji Recipe

  • 1 cup Wheat Flour
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • ½ litre Oil (for frying)
  • 1 cup Grated Coconut
  • 3¼ cups Sugar
  • 1½ cups Milk
  • Few Almonds
  • Few Raisins
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds

In a bowl mix salt, flour and ghee. Rub in well. Gradually add water and knead to form firm dough. Cover with wet cloth and set aside.

For Stuffing
Cook the coconut (use fresh or dried), sugar, milk, chopped almonds and raisins, cardamom powder, and poppy seeds (optional) till the milk evaporate.

The Rest
  • Divide the dough into 20-25 sections, roll them out into flat round pancakes. Place a spoon of stuffing at the centre and fold the pancake in half.
  • Use a cutter to create the fluted crescent border and cut off excess dough. You can seal the edges by applying a little milk and pressing down hard.
  • After all the karanjis are stuffed, fry them in very hot oil for 2-3 minutes or till golden brown, remove onto paper towels and allow to cool.

Modak Recipe

Modak is a famous Indian sweet, prepared especially on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is known as Lord Ganesha's favorite sweet. Thus, majority of the people consider it a must to make Modak on the very first day of Ganesh Chaturthi. The celebrations are regarded incomplete without Modak, a sweet that is greatly associated to Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a special dish that is offered to the Lord, on his birthday. So, enjoy the festive season by preparing the delicacy. Given below is the recipe of Modak, detailing the required ingredients as well as the method of preparation.


Modak Recipe

  • 3 cups Rice Flour
  • 6 cups Water
  • 6 tsp Oil
  • 4 cups Grated Coconut
  • 2 cups Sugar or Powdered Jaggery
  • A little Milk
  • Bring the water to a boil and add oil into it for the outer covering. Take off heat.
  • Now add the rice flour, little by little to avoid lumps and cover the mixture and let it cool.
  • When cool, knead it well into dough with a smooth finish in such a way that it should sparkle.
  • Now take the coconut and Jaggery / sugar in a heavy-bottomed pan for the stuffing. Add milk. Keep on low flame with stirring. Stir and take off heat.
  • The mixture should be fairly dry and turn a shade darker. Now make balls with the (covering) dough.
  • Flatten them on the palm or on a surface into a circle. Place the stuffing in it and cover it completely with the dough.
  • Fold the edges tapering to the centre. Now steam-cook the modaks in a cooker for 15 minutes until done

Motichoor Ke Laddu Recipe

Motichoor Laddu is thought to be the favorite food of Lord Ganesha. In fact, the sweet also finds a mention in the aarti of lord Ganesha, where a line goes "ladduan ka bhog lage, sant Karen seva". So, when it is occasion of Lord Ganesha's birthday i.e. Ganesh chaturthi, then how one can forget to make the sweetmeat. Motichoor laddus are not very difficult to make and can be prepared in a matter of minutes. In case you need any help in making them, we have also provided the recipe for motichoor laddu in the lines below.

Motichoor Ke Laddu Recipe

Motichoor Ladoo

  • 2 ½ cups Gram Flour (not superfine variety)
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 3 cups Ghee
  • A fine-holed Shallow Strainer Spoon
For Syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp. Milk
  • 3 cups Ghee

For Syrup
  • Put sugar and water in a vessel and boil.
  • When sugar dissolves, add milk.
  • Boil for 5 minutes till scum forms on top.
  • Strain and return to fire.
  • Add color and boil till sticky but no thread has formed.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix. Keep aside.
For Boondi
  • Mix flour and milk to a smooth batter
  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned under stuffing except milk
  • Heat ghee in a heavy frying pan
  • Hold strainer on top with one hand
  • With the other pour some batter all over the holes
  • Tap gently till all batter has fallen into hot ghee
  • Stir with another strainer and remove when light golden
  • Keep aside. Repeat for remaining batter
Final Steps
  • Immerse boondi in syrup.
  • Drain any excess syrup.
  • Spread in a large plate. Sprinkle little hot water over it.
  • Cover and keep for 5 minutes.
  • Shape in laddoos with moist palms.
  • Cool and keep open to dry, before storing in containers.

Puliyodarai Recipe

Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganesh Utsav is celebrated all across India and is also the biggest festival in Maharashtra. This festival is celebrated with great fervor and joy. People gather together with their family and friends to celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesha. And as it is a birthday celebration, it cannot go without food. Various special dishes are prepared on this special day and offered to the Lord. One of the most famous recipes prepared on this occasion is Puliyodarai. It is a rice dish, which is very easy to make. Read the recipe of Puliyodarai given below to know how to make it.

Puliyodarai Recipe


  • Tamarind
  • Cooked Rice, according to need
  • 4 - 5 Cups water
  • Few Corriander Seeds
  • Few Red Chillies
  • 5 -6 Spoons of Oil
  • Few Mustard seeds
  • Few Methi seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Udad Dal
  • 1/2 Cup Channa Dal
  • Few Red Chilies
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Few Groundnuts
  • Soak a good quantity of tamarind in hot water,
  • Allow it to soak for about 10 minutes after that remove the pulp, it should approximately be about 4-5 cups.
  • Meanwhile grind coriander seeds (daniya seeds) and red chillies into a fine powder.
  • Heat about 5-6 spoons of oil in a pan.
  • Splatter mustard seeds, methi seeds, udad dal, channa dal, red chilli, hing, curry leaves & groundnuts.
  • Fry all them till golden brown.
  • Put 1 spoon of red chilli powder, 1/2 spoon of turmeric powder and add the tamarind water into it.
  • Once it is boiling add the salt according to taste, along with the grinded powder.
  • Allow it to reduce in volume; soon you will see the oil leaving the sides of the pan. When it attains a chutney consistency, remove from flame.
  • Mix it with rice for pulliodirai.

Puran Poli Recipe

Ganesh chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha across India. According to Indian traditions, dishes such as halwa and puri are must to be added in the menu of the birthday celebrations. Same is the case with the birthday of Gods. Ganesh chaturthi celebration witnesses with the preparation of lots of delicious dishes and one of them is Puran Poli. It is very famous dish of Maharashtra and is specially cooked on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Below, we have given the recipe of Puran Poli, which can help you to know hwo to make the dish.

Puran Poli Recipe

Puran Poli

  • 1 cup Maida
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Water, enough to make dough
  • 6 tbsp Oil
  • Oil / Ghee, for frying
Inner Filling
  • 1 - 1/2 cup Jaggery
  • 1 - 1/4 cup Bengal Gram Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Blend the ghee and masala with the maida.
  • Using water make a soft smooth dough. Leave under a wet cloth for 40-50 minutes.
  • Knead the maida again. Put in the 6 tbs oil and knead till completely absorbed. Cover and leave aside for 4 hours.
  • Put the dal in the cooker till one whistle.
  • Drain the water.
  • Grind the dal to make a paste with the jaggery and cardamom powder.
  • Remember that the filling should not be watery.
  • Make small balls of the filling. Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them.
  • Place one ball of filling on the dough and cover and seal up the filling.
  • Carefully roll out the dough into thick puris making sure the filling does not come out.
  • Fry on a tawa pouring ghee around it. Cook on both sides.

Rawa Ladoo Recipe

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha. It is believed that Ganesh Ji is fond of sweet food and thus, His birthday is celebrated with variety of sweets and other dishes. A special sweet dish called Modak and many other sweets, along with milk, is offered to idols of Lord Ganeshji at home and in temples. One famous sweet dish which is usually prepared on Ganesh Chaturthi is Rawa Ladoo. Below, we are providing the recipe of rawa ladoo, which can help you to understand how to make the dish.

Rawa Ladoo Recipe

Rawa Ladoo

  • 100 gm Semolina (Suji/Rava)
  • 250 ml Milk, toned
  • 10 g Ghee
  • ½ cup Sugar, powdered
  • 1 pinch Cardamom
  • Roast semolina in a non-stick pan on low heat till it slightly turns brown.
  • Add ghee and milk.
  • Stir till mixture becomes sticky.
  • Add powdered cardamom and mix.
  • Remove the pan from heat and add the sugar and mix.
  • Form the dough in to small balls.
  • Serve when dry.

Moong Dal Ka Halwa Recipe

Lord Ganesh is very fond of food, especially, and this is why a long list of recipes is prepared on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Traditionally, the devotees during prepare several recipes to offer to Lord Ganesha, on his birthday. Moong Dal Ka Halwa is among these delicacies. This year, make the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi sweeter, preparing mouth watering Moong Dal Ka Halwa. Given below is the recipe for the halwa, detailing the ingredients required as well as the method of preparation.

Moong Dal Ka Halwa Recipe

Moong Dal Ka Halwa

  • 1½ cup Moong Dal, soaked
  • 3/4 cup Mawa, well crumpled
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1½ liter Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Saffron, soaked in a little milk
  • 5 Cardamoms, powdered
  • 6 tbsp Ghee
  • Grind the Moong dal coarsely. Heat the ghee and fry the dal till golden.
  • Add milk and cook till the milk has been absorbed. Add mawa and cook on a low fire, stirring continuously till the dal and the mawa are well blended. Remove from the heat and keep aside.
  • Make sugar syrup of one thread and add saffron and cardamom powder to it. Add the fried dal to the syrup and stir quickly till it mixes well. If you want you can add thin silvers of blanched almonds.

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