The most delectable part of this delightful festival that honours the remover of obstacles, Lord Ganesha, is undoubtedly, the Modak.
A sweet dumpling, prepared specially for Ganesh Chaturthi, it is incredible how seemingly ordinary ingredients -- jaggery, coconut, wheat flour and ghee -- come together to make an extraordinary, and much-loved sweetmeat.
No wonder it's the god's favourite.
If your mouth's watering already, here are some recipes that'll satiate your hankering for some excellent modak, from the usual steamed variety to chocolate and even cottage cheese stuffed-ones.
Juicy bonus: A modak is at its succulent best when served hot, and with a lot of ghee (you'll have to hit the gym later).
Here's how: Cut piping hot modak into four pieces. Spoon 4-5 drops of melted ghee on the sweet insides, take a bite, then swoon.
Ukadiche Modak/ Steamed ModakPinterest/ vegrecipesofindia.com
Fried ModakPinterest/ vegrecipesofindia.com
Chocolate ModakPinterest/ spiceupthecurry.com
Khajoor (Date) ModakPinterest/ rakskitchen.net
Kesar Paneer (Cottage Cheese) ModakPinterest/ chefandherkitchen.com
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