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Some exclusive Mithais for Bappa

Every festival calls for some delicious Mithais and all Indians would agree to this. We have grown up seeing our mothers joyously preparing sweets on each festival while we would curiously wait for the rituals to get over so that we can indulge guilt-free on our favourite sweets. They are surely an indispensable part of our poojas and we are creative enough to experiment a lot with mithais. Be it sheeras, barfis, laddoos, modaks or others, there are a variety of ways and ingredients to prepare them all, and each sweet is worth all the calories!

Let’s give you a list of options to choose from, and make the most of this Ganesh Chaturthi!

Must have Modaks:


You already knew that this was going to be the first sweet on the list! Didn’t you? Of course Ganesha’s favourite Modaks has to be the top priority on the Ganesh Chaturthi’s mithai list. You might have had the usual Ukdiche Modaks or the classic Modaks but we thought of giving you some options this time.


Try this Fried Modak recipe, deep fried Modaks sweetened with jaggery and loaded with coconuts and desi ghee, crisp on the outside and soft inside. We are sure it is going to be a hit amongst your guests.


Modaks are sure to bring a smile on your kid’s face but these Chocolate and Coffee Modaks are going to make that smile even brighter. Cocoa powder, coffee powder and loads of desi ghee, make these Modaks so exciting! Do give it a try!


You can also make it even more exciting by making this Double Decker Modak with two different fillings on top on one another.


House of Halwas: You don’t really need an occasion to prepare this mithai. You can prepare it whenever you are craving something sweetish. There are endless ingredients to prepare Halwas with. And they are one of the easiest and quickest mithais you can prepare, like the regular Atte or Besan ka Halwa is the go-to mithai when uninvited guests come over or when you fall short of sweets on a festive day.


But this time, try this Shakarkand ka Halwa for something extraordinary. Sweet potatoes grated and mixed with khoya, with loads of nuts, super delicious and exciting!


This Cherry Halwa, rich halwa made with khoya, almonds, pistachios, cashewnuts flavoured generously with cherries. You have got to pick some fresh cherries if you want to try this cherri-licious Halwa recipe.


Naiyal ka Halwa, if you already love the laddoo version of a coconut mithai, you’ve got to try this halwa. Goodness of coconuts in a halwa, what more could you ask for?


Love for Laddoos:


The moment someone says sweet, I hear Laddoo! They are the most common mithais in every culture. And you have had them almost in every festival at your home. The most usual ones are the besan ke laddoo and the moti choor ke laddoo, even if these are not home-made; they are surely gifted by relatives or friends on all occasions.


How about a Sabudana laddoo? Sago and coconut mix shaped into laddoos are a must-try when you are looking for something hatke other than the usual laddoos.


Or the Ragi and Sesame Laddoo, this is a special laddoo made with millet and sesame seeds, with zero sugar. These laddoos are sweetened with jaggery and loaded with crunchy nuts. Even if you are on a no sugar diet, you can treat yourself guilt-free with these.


Chocolate and Cashew Laddoos: Chocolate is a star and there is absolutely no denying about that. Add some chocolate to your laddoos this Gansesh Chatuthi to make it even more exciting. These laddoos are here for outranking any existing favourite sweet of yours.


Already feeling like a culinary genius, go make some then and if you are in the extreme cooking mood and looking for more options, there are some more sweets you can experiment with, like Shrikhand,

or Barfi, Here are so many varities to choose from!


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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.