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.

Nippattu - Nippit - Thattai - Rice crackers

Nippattu is a Karnataka tea time snack recipe. Made for Gokulashtami, Deepavali, Ganesh festival too.

Ambode - Chana dal vada -

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

Chigli unde - black sesame seed laddoo

Chigli unde is made for Ganesh chaturthi and Nag panchami festival in Karnataka.

Cool Cucumber Salad

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

Roasted gram laddoo - puthani tambittu unde

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


Coconut burfi - Narial burfi - kobbari mithai

Coconut burfi is a  sweet made with freshly grated coconut. Very quick and easy, can be made at any festival time. It is a popular recipe for Raksha Bandhan.


Ukadiche modak - steamed coconut dumplings

Ukadiche modak or steam sweet coconut dumplings are made on Ganapati festival day. Modak, a favorite item of Lord Ganesh, is offered as Naivedya.

More Gauri Ganesh festival sweets

Gajar ki kheer - carrot kheer

 - Indian carrot and milk based sweet. Easy to make.

How to make Besan burfi - Indian dessert

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

How to make Basundi - Indian milk dessert

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


How to make Kaju katli - Kaju katri - Indian cashewnut fudge

Indian Festival - dessert recipe - Quick and easy to make. Keeps for long.

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Carrot Halwa -Gajar ka halva

Easy To Make Sweet with Carrots and milk. Keeps in fridge for a week.


Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.

To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.

How to make 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.

How to make Shrikhand - Srikhand - Hung curd dessert

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


Rice recipes

Spicy Mango rice - Mavinkai chitranna

Mango rice made using sour green mango. Recipe from South India.


Easy to make South Indian rice recipe for festivals, breakfast and when you want a one dish meal.

Sweet coconut rice - Narali bhaat

How to make Sweet coconut Rice - Maharashtrian Narali bhaat 

Sweet rice pudding recipe made on Narali Poornima day in Maharashtra, North Karnataka.


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