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Vinayagar Chaturthi – 2016 / Vinayagar Chaturthi celebration at home / Ganesha chaturthi celebrations at our Apartment

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  Madraasi Vinayagar Chaturthi Celebrations – 2016

Vinayagar Chaturthi at our home

Vinayagar Chaturthi at our home

This time Vinayagar Chaturthi was most beautiful, as we celebrated with all our friends in apartment and then at home as usual. We had a good time, each one of us made a dish, all of us dreesed up in a traditional way, then had Pooja and then distributed the Prasad to everyone. The very first time I prepared 50 Modaks for Prasad, very happy.

In our home, we decorate Lord Ganesha, prepared dishes, offered Lord Ganesha and performed Pooja. Here are some of the clipping taken during Pooja –

 

 

Sugar free Modak Recipe / Nutty Modakam recipe / How to make moadagam with nuts – Vinayagar chaturthi recipes

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As vinayagar Chaturthi is on the way, thought of preparing something unique and healthy – mostly no sugar Modak and here evolved my Nutty Modak flavored with Honey and nuts. Let me share the recipe…

Want to know about Vinayagar Chaturthi – CLICK HERE and for Kolukattai recipes – CLICK HERE.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #135 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Nuts (Cashew nuts, Almonds, Pistachios and Walnuts) – each 8 nos
  • Rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Honey – 1 ½ tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Take all the nuts together in a blender and coarsely blend them.
  • Transfer it to bowl, pour in the honey and mix it well.
  • Take the rice flour in a bowl, pour in boiling water and mix it well with a spoon.
  • Knead the dough with your hands to ball.
  • Take a small portion of the dough, grease the modak mould, stuff the mould with the dough and make a hole with your index finger.
  • Stuff the filling in the hole and close the hole with dough.
  • Open the mould, gently take the modak.
  • Steam them, until they are cooked.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Making of Nutty Modak –

Easy Kozhukattai recipes /Simple Kolakattai Recipes / Kolukattai collections / Easy Modak & Mothagam & Modakam Recipes

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Kozhukattai or Kolukattai is a popular south Indian sweet dumpling made with rice flour and stuffed with grated coconut and jaggery or boiled dals and jaggery or boiled dals, jaggery and grated coconut and it is also known as Modak in North India. Also kozhukattai’s are made not only with rice flour but also with millet and wheat flour. It is eaten as a form of breakfast or as a teas time snack. In Tamilnadu, this it traditionally prepared on vinayagar Chaturthi or Ganesha Chaturthi rand offered to Lord Vinayaga. Also these are made on Puratasi Sani and offered for Lord Vishnu.

Do check out my Kozhukattai / Sweet dumplings recipes:

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