The auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner. It marks the birth of Lord Ganesha and is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm over a period of 10 days. This year, it will commence on September 19 and end on September 28. Devotees bring colourful idols of Lord Ganesha home, offer pooja, and, of course, celebrate with indulgent food. Just like any other Indian festival, Ganesh Churthi is incomplete without lip-smacking delicacies. There are certain dishes that you must make to make these festivities extra special. Keeping this in mind, we have shortlisted some recipes that you can put together for a wholesome lunch during this festival.
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Here Are 5 Recipes To Put Together A Wholesome Lunch For Ganesh Chaturthi:
1. Puran Poli
Puran poli is a must-have during Ganesh Chaturthi festivities. This recipe is made with a maida flatbread and is stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made with chana dal and sugar. It has rich flavours, is super easy to make, and will liven up your lunch table. It is a hit among adults and kids alike. Click here for the recipe for Puran Poli.
2. Aamti Dal
Sometimes, you just feel like having something comforting on festive days too. A bowl of aamti dal will offer you just that. This Maharashtrian delicacy is made with yellow gram dal and tempered with green chillies and curry leaves. Top it with fresh coriander and serve hot with steamed rice or roti. Find the complete recipe for Aamti Dal here.
3. Singhade Ki Kadhi
Made with singhade (chestnut) atta, curd, and sendha namak, this kadhi is perfect to relish during Ganesh Chaturthi. It is perfect for those who keep fast and are looking for something delectable to cook for lunch. It tastes best when paired with hot samak ke chawal. Click here for the complete recipe for Singadhe Ki Kadhi.
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4. Varan Bhaat
Another delectable dal that you can make for lunch is varan bhaat. This yummy dal is made with toor dal and has a subtle hint of coconut in it. It is light yet delicious, and it is perfect to enjoy with rice. Top it with a crackling tadka of curry leaves and mustard seeds, and indulge in its goodness. Click here for the complete recipe for Varan Bhaat.
5. Bharli Vangi
Want to cook baingan differently? This Maharashtrian version of it is surely going to win your heart. In this recipe, the baingan is stuffed with a spicy coconut masala. The addition of jaggery and tamarind gives this dish a unique taste. Serve hot with roti to put together a wholesome lunch for Ganesh Chaturti. Click here for the complete recipe for Bharli Vangi.
Indulge in these mouth-watering recipes for lunch and make your Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations extra special.
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.