Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the most-awaited festivals in India, is here! Households across the country are buzzing with festivities to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesh. The 10-day festival is celebrated with a lot of pomp and grandeur, especially in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Karnataka. However, it’s not just the puja that people wait for! One of the main highlights of Ganesh Chaturthi is the food. From modak to khichdi, a range of lip-smacking dishes are made as offerings to the Lord.
However, if you are running short of ideas but still want to indulge in some traditional dishes for lunch, we have curated a list of a few easy and quick recipes.
Here Are 5 Ganesh Chaturthi Lunch Recipes
Here, the goodness of rice is blended with crunchy balls of gatte. It’s a pleasure for the tastebuds, and wholesome too.
This dish is made with singhade ka aata and sendha namak. The best way to enjoy it is to sit around your loved ones during the festival and relish it with a bowl of sendha chawal.
3) Aloo Kachori
A favourite north Indian dish, aloo kachori is easy to make and is best paired with spicy potato curry and aachar. This combination can be a meal in itself!
4) Aamti Dal
This traditional Maharashtrian dal is made with yellow gram dal, chillies, garam masala, curry leaves and mustard seeds. It’s a great addition to the lunch platter at any festival.
In West Bengal, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. In Bengali households, khichdi forms a quintessential part of most pujas as prasad. It’s also had as a part of post-puja lunch. Easy to make and tasty, khichdi is best served with a mixed vegetable curry and tomato chutney.
If you are among those who doesn’t want to compromise on family time, and yet are keen to serve them a finger-licking meal, these recipes are sure to do the trick for you.