Ganesh chaturthi sweet recipes – Wishing all the readers a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. This year Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on 5th September. During Ganesh Chaturthi most commonly the traditional sweets like modak (kozhukattai or kudumulu), ladoos, sundal, puran poli and payasam are prepared. Most people follow the family traditions while preparing Naivedyam for the God. I have already shared a detailed post on vinayaka chavithi recipes for naivedyam.
This post is a compilation of the best 16 Ganesh Chaturthi sweet recipes which can be prepared to offer during puja or to treat your family, friends, relatives and neighbours.
Ganesh chaturthi sweet recipes
Chocolate modak recipe : One of the simple modak varieties made with mawa, cocoa and sugar. These are a great treat for all the chocolate lovers and kids will adore them.
Rava ladoo – Quick laddu made using semolina or suji, sugar and ghee. This is a basic South Indian style recipe that can also be made using coconut and milk. These ladoos just take about 20 to 25 minutes to make and can serve about 15 people.
Coconut ladoo These condensed milk coconut laddu are awesome to treat or gift your friends and relatives. These can be made in just 15 minutes. You can also check this traditional coconut laddoo recipe made using fresh grated coconut, sugar and milk. These can be offered to god during the puja.
Badam Ladoo – These almond balls are super quick to make and are healthy. This recipe can be made using jaggery or sugar. No ghee is used and are low fat making a super sweet treat if made using jaggery. They can be made just under 20 minutes.
Besan ladoo – These gram flour balls are commonly made during most Indian festivals. A high calorie but delicious sweet to enjoy on occasions. God ganesha loves ladoos apart from modak, so these can be offered during the puja. A similar south Indian sweet is this maladu made with fried gram or roasted gram.
Banana sheera – Semolina and ripe banana sweet similar to the suji halwa. This a traditional desert made during ganesh chaturthi for prasad. You can also check this fruit sheera recipe if you like to use mixed fruits.
Ukadiche Modak or steamed modak is one of the most popular steamed dumplings from Maharashtrian cuisine. This post shows how to make them with or without mould.
Rava modak – People make various kinds of modaks and offer during puja to please God Ganapathi. These are made using semolina and coconut jaggery stuffing. These can also be made with any stuffing like chana dal puran / puranam, sesame seeds jaggery mixture and even with sweetened mawa.
Ellu Kozhukattai – These are another variety made in some telugu speaking homes and is also made in Tamil nadu. Sweetened sesame seeds stuffing makes these very fragrant and delicious.
Poornam kudumulu / kadubu : These are the traditional sweet stuffed dumplings from Andhra and Karnataka cuisines. These play a important role in many homes during the celebration. In our home, Ganesh chaturthi is incomplete without making and offering these to the Godess Gowri and Ganesha.
7 cups burfi – is one of the most popular made during festivals especially for gifting friends and relatives. These burfi turn out so delicious and aromatic.
Badam payasam – One of the very different kind of payasam dishes that makes a rich dessert to serve at the end of a festive meal. If you have guests home for the festive meal this would be a great addition to the menu.
Rice payasam – In most South Indian homes, a festival is incomplete without preparing some kind of payasam or kheer. This rice payasam is one of the most easiest and traditional dishes that can be prepared.
Puran poli – Also known as bobbatlu, obbattu, poli. These are another kind of the sweet made very commonly during ganesh chaturthi. This recipe is made using whole wheat flour but can be made using white flour too.