Modaks are said to be Lord Ganesha's preferred offering, which we get in abundance as soon as Ganesh Chaturthi rolls around the corner. And let me tell you it's neither a coincidence nor random.
There are several stories in Hindu mythology that takes us back to the reasons behind Ganesha's eternal love for Modaks. In the conclusion of one such story, modaks were the only food item that could satisfy little God's appetite, thus making it an underlined sweet of the festival.
Plainly said, modaks are a bite-size bliss filled with coconut and jaggery that goes into the mouth and straight to the heart. And I won't be exaggerating when I say it's God's favourite food because as we all know now, it is!
Care to make this interesting? Here are 7 new recipes that would give your good ol' modaks a modern twist. Also, they're super easy and totally worth it.
1. Chocolate Modaks
Chocolate makes everything better. Even modaks. Since Ganesh Chaturthi is incomplete without modaks, we thought you could add a zest of your own. A warning though, these sweet treats are stacked with Nutella and coconut.
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2. Milk Powder Modaks
Mad easy to make and tastes just the same, this milk powder modak recipe is a godsend for rookies, like myself. So, if you're away from home, these yummy modaks will take you right back.
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3. Chatpate Modak
If you prefer savoury over sweet, give your modaks a chatpata twist this year. The ingredients such as sweet potato, chopped vegetables and zesty seasonings not only are healthy, they're also tasty. Serve these modaks as a snack or appetizers post, Bappa celebrations.
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4. Baked Modaks
Traditional recipe with a healthy twist is a blessing not just on our lives but on our vigour as well. Baked modaks are a bit tricky to make but the outcome will be tasty and worth all the hard work.
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5. Paan Modaks
Paan Modak is a real thing and that too is a very flavourful one. This unique and refreshing avatar of Modaks is not only appetizing to look at but tastes amazing, just like paan. The filling of dry fruits and gulkand alone make the case but the outer layer made out of paan leaves and grated coconut is no less.
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6. Besan Modaks
This specific recipe is quite easy in the kitchen and a completely fulfilling delicacy for the festival. And if you have a soft spot for besan ladoos, this will get you going. Apply a coat of powdered sugar and serve.
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7. Chocolate Modaks With 4 Different Fillings
I know, I know.. we've covered chocolate modaks in the beginning but this one comes with not one.. but 4 new fillings. Starting from Chocolate Trifle Almond to Coconut Rose, Paan and finally Motichoor. Each one is better than the last. Choose the one you like and serve with love.
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Celebrate this year's Ganesh Chaturthi with lots & lots of love, enthusiasm and also... Modaks. Happy eating!