Collection of Ganesh chaturthi recipes and festival meal plans.
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a Hindu festival worshiping Lord Ganesha. It starts on the fourth day of Hindu lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in months of August or September. The festival celebrates Ganesha's birthday and worships him as the god of good beginnings, prosperity, and obstacle remover.
As a child, I have grown up celebrating this festival in a very grand manner, where we kept and worshiped the Ganesha idol for 5 days. Elaborate feasts were cooked every day. On the 5th day, the Ganesha idol was immersed in a river near our home.
I don't celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi in such an elaborate manner these days, yet it is the festival I am most excited about every year. We celebrate it for one day and prepare lots of mouthwatering festive food. This year this festival falls on 22nd August. I have put together a few recipes that are our family favourites and are perfect for celebrating Ganesha Chaturthi. I have also put together a few meal plans, which I have made previously during festivals.
Here are some Ganesh Chaturthi recipes and festival meal plans that are perfect for Ganesha Chaturthi. Indulge in these mouthwatering recipes this festive season and enjoy!
Ganesha Chaturthi meal plan
Ganesha Chaturthi recipes
- Dry Fruits Modak (No-cook recipe)
- Dry Fruits Laddu
- Hayagreeva (Lentil coconut sweet)
- Holige (Puranpoli/Obbattu)
- Fried Sweet Dumplings (Kadubu)
- Karjikai (Fried sweet dumplings)
- Akki Kadlebele Payasa
- Gasagase Payasa (Poppy seed kheer)
- Hesaru Bele Payasa (Moong dal kheer)
- Almond Burfi
- 7 Cup Burfi
- Kobbari Mithai (Coconut Burfi)
- Badam Halwa
- Besan Laddu / Besan Ladoo
- Rava Laddu / Rava Ladoo
- Puliyogare (Karnataka-style Tamarind Rice)
- Pineapple Gojju (Pineapple Curry)
- Bisi Bele Bath
- Holige Saaru
- Kadale kalu usli
- Ambode (Dill and Bengal gram fritters)
For my collection of festival foods, click here.
Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations back in India a few years ago