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Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with these awesome recipes

The 10-day long festival that is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha with great happiness, joy, and zeal. On this happy occasion, prayers are sent up to Lord Ganesha for prosperity, good fortune, and wisdom.

As Lord Ganesh is honoured as the God of wisdom, good fortune, prosperity, and the destroyer of all evil, Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka. The festival begins on ‘Chaturthi’ when people set up the statue of Lord Ganesha in their homes and temples and pray and ends with ‘Anant Chaturdashi’ and Ganesh Visarjan.

Lord Ganesh is believed to love sweets like Modak, Nevri, Rawa ka Laddu and so the festival has many delicious sweets as celebrations.

Chef suvashish mukherjee Taj Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with these awesome recipes
Sr. Sous Chef, Suvashish Mukherjee, Cidade de Goa – IHCL SeleQtions

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, we are delighted to share with you authentic recipes of sweets that are made to celebrate the festival like Modak, Nevri and Rawa ka laddu by Suvashish Mukherjee, Cidade de Goa – IHCL SeleQtions. 
These delectable delights are commonly prepared in Goan homes during this festive season.  Try the recipes and delight your family!


Ganesh Chaturthi -Modak


  • Rice Flour – 250 gm
  • Jaggery – 50 gm
  • Fresh Coconut (grated) – 150 gm
  • Cardamom Powder – 5 gm
  • Water – 100 ml
  • Salt – 5 gm


  1. Make a dough out of the rice flour with warm water.
  2. In a separate pan mix jaggery, cardamom powder, grated coconut and keep a side.
  3. Stuff the mixture in small balls of rice dough weighing 10 gm each.
  4. Mould the small balls of dough in modak shape.
  5. Steamed the modak for 20 mins.
  6. Serve hot.




  • Maida – 500 gm
  • Salt – 5 gm
  • Ghee – 30 gm
  • Semolina – 100 gm
  • Oil – 850 ml
  • Water – 250 ml
  • Cardamom powder – 5 gm
  • Sugar – 20 gm


  1. Make a dough from maida, salt, ghee and water.
  2. Dry roast semolina in a pan, add ghee and sauté. Add sugar and cardamom powder and keep aside for cooling.
  3. Roll small balls of the maida dough and flatten each one, similar to making a poori.
  4. Stuff one half of the flattened dough with semolina mixture and fold the other half over the stuffed mixture. Seal the edges.
  5. Deep fry the nevri and serve hot.




  • Semolina – 500 gm
  • Cashew Nuts (chopped) – 30 gm
  • Almonds (chopped) – 30 gm
  • Sugar – 100 gm
  • Ghee – 50 gm
  • Cardamom (powdered) – 10 gm
  • Dry Coconut Grated – 10 gm


  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Sauté almond and cashew nuts.
  3. Add semolina and sugar.
  4. Add cardamom powder.
  5. Sauté all ingredients for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Note that semolina should be crisp.
  7. Keep the mixture aside to cool.
  8. Make rolls in the shape of laddu (8 cm diameter) and keep aside to set.
  9. Serve cold with tea.

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