Gauri ganesh ganapati festival recipes

Indian - Hindu festival recipes

As in any other Indian festival, Gauri ganesh ganapati festival recipes given below play an important part in the ganapati festival.

This Hindu religious festival celebrates the birth of the Lord Sri Ganesh or Ganapati, the revered Hindu elephant god.

No birthday celebration is complete without delicious food. The preparation for Ganesh festival begins a few days in advance as many sweets and savories are prepared.

As most of the dishes are delicious snacks and sweets, everyone loves this festival.

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The preparation for gauri ganesh festival starts weeks before the festival. The preparation of worship of idols as well as the traditional dishes is done with lot of love and care.

The arrival of son and mother duo of Ganesh and Gauri is awaited eagerly.

For Gauri festival, 'Kai obbattu' - (coconut sweet flat bread) is prepared in Karnataka and Andhra.

There are specific dishes made for ganapati pooja too. Ganapati's favorite modak is prepared in every house. apart from that, many deep fried savories such as chakli, mutsore, tenkolalu etc. are made.

Now a days, every food item related to is available ready made for those who are unable to make them at home.

But still, many women are happy to make these traditional foods at home to welcome the beloved guests, Gauri and Ganesh.

Here are a few special dishes prepared for the ganesh festival. Select the ones that your family likes and enjoy these dishes with them.

Gauri and Ganesh festival special recipes

Semiya payasam - vermicelli pudding - Sevai kheer

Shavige payasa, Traditional Indian sweet - dessert. Easy to make and doesn't take a long time. Can keep in fridge for 3 days. Serve hot or cold

Chickpeas - chana -  kadle sundal

 Made with kabuli chana - garbanzo beans, prepared on festivals such as  Ganesh chaturthi and distributed to the devotees as prasad, also served as a healthy snack.

Ambode - Chana dal vada -

This South Indian dal vada recipe is a spicy snack recipe - Festival recipe, made with split chickpeas

- Ganesh chaturthi / Nag panchami festival recipe, made in Karnataka.

Cool Cucumber Salad

Easy to make as snack or a good accompaniment for any meal.

Roasted gram laddoo - Tambittu unde

- Nag Panchami / Ganapati festival sweet. Made in Karnataka and Maharashtra

Coconut burfi is a  sweet made with freshly grated coconut.

Very quick and easy, can be made at any festival time.


More Gauri Ganesh festival sweets

Besan burfi - Indian dessert

Besan burfi - Indian dessert and festival sweet recipe made with Besan / gram flour/ chickpea flour.

This rich dessert is a Maharastrian / Gujarati recipe. Prepare in advance. Keep in fridge for a week and serve when you want.


Kaju katli - Kaju katri - Indian cashewnut fudge

Indian Festival - dessert recipe - Made with cashew nuts, quick and easy to make and keeps for long.

Carrot Halwa -Gajar ka halva

Easy To Make Sweet with Carrots and milk. Keeps in fridge for a week. Even a novice can make carrot halva very easily.

Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat. Can also serve as a sweet dish.

Use coconut oil or any vegetable oil instead of desi ghee if you want to make it vegan.

Besan laddoo - Chickpea flour balls

Besan laddo is made with bengal gram dal flour / chickpea flour. A must for traditional festivals such as Diwali festival.

Sheera - Semolina Halwa - Sooji Halwa

- A rava / Semolina / cream of wheat dish. Breakfast / snack / sweet. Known as sajjige, kesari, sanja in Indian languages.

Shrikhand - Srikhand

Festival sweet - Curd/ Yogurt based dessert recipe, flavored with saffron and cardamom - Easy and simple.

Rice recipes

- Mango rice made using sour green mango. A recipe from South India.


-  Easy to make rice recipe. Usually made for festivals, breakfast and when you want a one dish meal.


- Sweet rice pudding recipe made on narali paurnima day in Maharashtra. Also in North Karnataka.


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