He’s coming! The elephant-headed god is on his way to homes and hearts, and the preparations to host him with Ukadiche Modak are in full swing. Ganesha is known for his love for sweet treats, especially Modak—those sweet dumplings filled with anything from coconut shavings mixed with jaggery to khoya/mawa, nuts and even chocolate. In Maharashtra, where Ganesh Chaturthi is a community festival celebrated with fanfare, Ukadiche Modak or steamed Modak are considered Ganpati’s favourite snack. Every household makes sure they have a good supply of Ukadiche Modak. A simple sweetmeat of rice flour stuffed with coconut and jaggery filling, Ukadiche Modak is offered as prasad during Ganesh Pooja, and served to everyone as part of the festive lunch.
Get the Ukadiche Modak recipe from Living Foodz chef Ripudaman Handa, so you can make Ukadiche Modak at home, in a few easy steps.
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