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Ganesh Special Recipe: Talniche Modaks

Last updated on: September 01, 2022 17:06 IST

Crispy, deep-fried Talniche Modaks is usually made on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi, and during Ganesh visarjan as well.

For 33 years, Beena Godshalwar has been making these blue-ribbon modaks at home to offer as bhog.

She prefers to follow a time-tested, plain recipe that uses ghee and milk and no dry fruits for the stuffing, but when you bite into the modaks, they are delicious.

Beena and her family, who live in Andheri, north west Mumbai, invite two Lord Ganeshas home each year. In honour of each, she makes 21 of her signature Talniche Modaks -- an auspicious 42 in all.

Beena is an expert when it comes to Maharashtrian food and her daughter-in-law says Beena's home-made Vada Pavs are matchless. Her Prawns Koliwada is another Godshalwar home favourite.


Talniche Modak

Servings: 35-40


For the dough

For the filling


For the dough

For the filling

To assemble

To fry