Ganeshotsav has started and this time a little radiance has returned on the faces of people in this festival. During this, you can easily make many types of prasad to be offered at home.
Ganesh Chaturthi has begun, and amidst the excitement and excitement of definitely bringing Lord Ganesha home, it seems you must not have forgotten about the most important thing- the bhog prasad.
Ganesh Chaturthi, which is celebrated for a period of 10 days, begins on the fourth day of the Hindu lunar calendar month Bhadrapada. It has started from 10th September this year and will end on 19th September.
With front seat decorations and exquisite pandals, this is a sumptuous meal that you cannot miss.
We all know that Bappa is very fond of delicious sweets, and devotees prepare various delicious dishes to please him.
The dishes prepared during this 10-day long festival vary from region to region. Here are some bhog recipes to offer to the benevolent Lord Ganesha.
1. Modak : There is a reason why Lord Ganapati is also called ‘Modakapriya’. According to Hindu belief, Modak – a sweet dumpling made of flour, jaggery and coconut, is one of the favorite dishes of Lord Ganesha. Devotees prepare various types of modaks including chocolate, saffron, cashew, motichoor and khoya modaks to offer as bhog to Lord Ganesha.
2. Puran Poli : This very tasty dish is enough to satisfy your taste buds. Puran Poli is one of the major Bhog offered to Bappa during Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a sweet flat roti made with chana dal with a stuffing of jaggery, coconut, cardamom, and butter or ghee.
3. Shrikhand: Treat your hunger pangs in the easiest way possible with this sweet dish prepared with lactic fermented curd and crushed dry fruits. The dish is usually prepared with saffron and cardamom flavor and served with almonds, cashews, raisins, pistachios and other dry fruits.
4. Motichoor Laddu : A mere glimpse of this soft orange dish can be very soothing to the eyes and soul. We all know how much Bappa loves laddus as we always see him holding a laddu in his hand. Motichoor laddus are mainly prepared with gram flour, sugar and spices. The batter made from gram flour is first fried to form small balls or ‘boondi’ and mixed with sugar syrup, dry fruits or seeds and later shaped into balls.
5. Gujiyas : Also known as karanji, the taste of this delicious dish is enough to satisfy the taste of sweet eaters. Serve hot, these are deep fried dumplings prepared with maida, or semolina along with dry fruits, crushed dry fruits, jaggery and khoya.
Lord Ganesha really loves sweets but most precious to him are his devotees, who welcome him with love and enthusiasm to worship him on special occasions.
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