A very happy Ganesha Chaturthi to everyone celebrating ❤️ May Lord Ganesha bless you with all the happiness 🙏
And this was our festival meal. Starting from the left, clockwise…

Cabbage palya – finely shredded cabbage cooked with minimal spices and loaded coconut (made similar to beans palya)

Pineapple gojju or curry – pineapple chunks cooked in a coconut base sweet-spicy gravy

Ambode – or masala vada made with Bengal gram

Brown chickpeas usli – healthy and easy stir fry made with brown chickpeas)

Majjige huli – yogurt based easy curry (can be made with any water-based vegetable. Here I have used okra or bhindi, which I fried and added to the curry)

Strawberry Shrikhand – hung yogurt sweetened with sugar and flavoured with strawberries

Kobbari mithai – or coconut burfi is a simple sweet dish with just two main ingredients – coconut and sugar. This is the easiest form of burfi and is ready in less than 20 minutes

Hoorna saaru –  sweet rasam made with hoorna or sweetened chana dal

Besan laddu – Ghee roasted gram flour (besan) mixed with sugar and nuts, shaped into round laddus. A delight for sweet lovers

Kadabu – sweet chana dal stuffed fried dumplings

Rice with ghee

Mavinakayi Chitranna – Raw mango rice where cooked rice is tossed with a mix of raw mango, coconut and spices

Mosarrana (curd rice) –  Mosaru means yogurt and anna mean rice in Kannada