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Recipe: Cook up these Ganesha festival treats

September 21, 2015 15:24 IST

All across the country, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated by offering the foods Lord Ganesha is said to love.

Modaks, the satiny white rice flour dumplings filled with sweetened coconut and spices, top the list.

In the South, it’s also traditional to make savoury dumplings known as Kara Kozhukkattai.

Here are the recipes:

Sweet Modak



For the covering


For the covering

For the filling

Note: You can also add chopped nuts or poppy seeds to the filling mixture.

Photograph: Divya Kudua/Creative Commons

Kara Kozhukkattai

Kara Kozhukkattai



Photograph: Courtesy Thamilvurundu/Facebook

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