Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 has started from September 2nd and the preparations for the festival have begun. The festival is celebrated by Hindus and devotees of Lord Ganesha around the world. The festival is celebrated with special fervour in different parts of India, particularly Maharashtra. Brand new idols of Ganesha are installed in people's houses at the start of Ganesh Chaturthi and then are immersed in water after a period of 10 days. The festival witnesses private celebrations at home or public celebrations at festive pandals where devotees assemble to be blessed by huge, towering idols of the elephant-headed God.
Modak is one of the most important sweets during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ukadiche modak has a filling of coconut and jaggery that is spiced with a number of desi spices like cardamom, nutmeg, etc. The filling is placed inside the rice flour rounds that are then folded to make tiny bag-like shapes by pinching the ends together to make a beautiful pattern that is characteristic of the modak. If you want to make udakdiche modak at home for the joyous and auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, then we have an authentic recipe for you. YouTube chef Vaishali Polke, who specialises in Maharashtrian cuisine, has a recipe that will allow you bring the flavours of the state to your kitchens with her simple recipe.