Fried modak/Ganesh chaturthi special

Often after hearing about modak we do thing about rice flour stuff one which is really awesome,but I am making today fried modak for a change.The stuffing that I have used is the same only added khoya to it.Ganesha’s favourite sweet is modak as we all know.

So today being the 10th day of Ganpati festival and offering Lord these fried modak .the stuffing used in this modak can also to used for stuffing parathas or gujiyas.

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Let’s get the recipe quick

Fried Modak


  • 1 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup khoya
  • 3 tablespoon saunth powder/ dry ginger powder
  • 1 tablespoon elaichi powder
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 cup maida/refined flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • Oil for deep frying and shortening


For stuffing –

  • Heat ghee in a kadhai
  • Add in grated coconut
  • Saute for a minute
  • Add sugar
  • Let it melt, keep stirring
  • Once,sugar has melted completely
  • Add saunth powder and elaichi powder
  • Mix well
  • Off the flame and add khoya
  • Mix it well
  • Cool down to room temperature completely

For Dough-

  • Take both the flour into a bowl add oil
  • Mix it well,to a crumbly texture
  • Now add water and make a soft dough
  • Start rolling small puris and stuff the mixture

  • Shape them up like modak
  • Make all in this manner
  • Heat oil in kadhai for deep frying
  • Once the oil is hot start frying all the modak till golden brown
  • Remove on kitchen paper
  • Serve it to Ganpati and enjoy them
  • Isn’t it simple and quick to make
  • Do try them,you can even make yummy parathas out of it for kids lunch box
  • Until next time keep exploring
  • Thank you from Purvanchal’s Tadka

Meetha poha prasad/How to make Meetha poha

The earlier recipe i shared with you was kabuli chana prasad and now this one is meetha poha,you might have noticed how healthy and tasty these one’s are.Indirectly whatever prasad we cook after offering to god it’s eaten by us,so our ancestors knew very well what is healthy and good for the body according to the season as Ganpati comes in rainy season.As a kid when we were offered these prasad I use to love them as coming from North India we never made this poha prasad and kids are pure soul,whatever you have eaten in your childhood you do remember not all things but this prasad was awesome. Celebrating Ganpati is full of social gathering where you get to meet all whom you have known or some new one,this was the real intention of celebrating Ganpati by Freedom fighter Tilak if you all remember your history text book☺

So without further delay let’s get the recipe

Meetha poha prasad


  • 1 cup poha
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 3/4 cup jaggery
  • 1 tablespoon saunth powder/ dry ginger powder
  • 1 tablespoon elaichi powder/ cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon ghee


  • First make fine pieces of jaggery
  • Heat ghee in a kadhai
  • Add jagggery and let it melt
  • Once jaggery has melted completely
  • Add grated coconut and mix well
  • Then add saunth powder and elaichi powder
  • Again mix well
  • Add poha and off the flame
  • Stir well so that poha gets coated with jaggery mixture

  • Garnish with grated coconut
  • Your meetha poha prasad is ready to be offered to Lord Ganesha
  • Happy Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Until then keep exploring…..

Makhan Misri

Today being Janmasthami, aka lord Krishna’s birth and we in India and abroad are celebrating it with full zest .Lord Krishna was fond of all the milk products stuff like the most loved one is Makhan Misri which I’ll be sharing with you. This makhan misri can be made without any occasion as well,it tastes best when you have them with puris or parathas.A traditional way of making, completely authentic.

On this prayer and puja is done at midnight with all the bhajans and dance,and it’s my belief and experience that it rains on Janmasthami, it way be a drizzle but it will ,so this year as well it rained at midnight. Jai shree Krishna!!!

Let’s get the recipe

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Makhan misri


  • 1 cup fresh makhan
  • 1/2 cup misri/khadi sakhar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios
  • Few saffron strands


  • Take bowl and mix all the given ingredients
  • Garnish with chopped pistachios
  • Makhan misri is ready to be offered as prasad or simple indulgence
  • Until then keep exploring…..

Meethi puri/Sweet indian bread

While writing about meethi puri I am nostalgic about childhood days and missing my daddy,but its life and it goes on.There’s a story to tell here way back to 30 years travelling by train was a big deal if it was long distance and to travel from Mumbai to Banaras it took more than 24 hours and in that time maa use to make these sweet puri for snack as kid kept demanding for something ,we use to keep nibbling them the whole journey.This puri would stay fresh till 3 days in that hot summer as well.In Purvanchal region small festivals are incomplete without these meethi puri as it is served as bhog to Diety.Made meethi puri on occasion of saptami which falls in the month of sawan where Goddess Durga is praised by keeping fast and cooking in midnight before the dawn,this is quite ineresting as the next day kitchen is kept closed and members eat all the pakwans cooked in midnight.A simple recipe with wheat flour and sugar been used,while I am writing down this blog let me tell its pouring heavily here,which makes the weather more pleasant today,had gone to the nursery today and brought some plants which I am sharing with you just a random click

This does refresh the mood, coming to meethi puri its basically wheat flour and sugar mixed
Let’s get the recipe quick

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  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water or as required
  • oil or ghee for deep frying
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom powder


  • take a large bowl and add wheat flour
  • just dig in between the flour and pour milk,cardamom powder
  • dissolve sugar in water
  • add that water in the flour
  • knead a hard dough
  • let it rest for half an hour,covered with damp cloth
  • heat ghee in kadhai
  • start rolling small puris of it
  • puris have to be little thick here
  • deep fry them till golden brown
  • your meethi puris are ready to be enjoyed
  • So,until then keep cooking

Panchamrit/Charnamrit/How to make Panchamrit

Panchamrit is an offering to God in Hindu culture. Be it any puja in the house panchamrit is made and offered on the palms of all the guest arrived. Panchamrit or charnamrit both are the same.During Satyanarayan katha the Murthy of god is given bathe in this and offered as prasad to all,so the name charnamrit. As said before 5 is a very important element in the human race without which this earth would have been incomplete. And the 5 elements are Agni (fire) Vayu (air) jal(water) surya (sun) chandama (moon).Here is reminder also that for any puja the person sitting for the katha has to fast and his/her fasting is over after having this power packed panchamrit and don’t feel starving.

Let’s get the recipe

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Ingredients n method

  • 1 cup curd
  • Few drops of Ganga jal
  • 1/2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon raw milk
  • 1 tablespoon panchameva

Mix all the given ingredients and offer with a leaf of tulsi.

This can made and eaten anytime as well.

Panch meva/Recipe of Panch meva

Panch or five elements are very essential in Hindu culture.This earth is formed of panch tatva ie sun,moon,fire,water and wind without which human race wouldn’t exist…same goes with puja or days of fasting in which we require lot’s of energy and to fulfil that we eat panch meva and offer it as prasad as well.Dryfruits used in panch meva is makhana,almonds, cashewnut, dried coconut and raisins. These are the basic dryfruit in panch meva you can add on as per your wish.They are called sukhe meve as well.A very important prasad in an hindu workship or puja.on occasion of Chaitre Navratri i have also made panch meva and offer it as prasad everyday and eat them as well.

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Ingredients n Assembling

  • 1 tablespoon makhana/foxnut
  • 1 tablespoon kaju/cashews
  • 1 tablespoon almonds/ badam
  • 1 tablespoon raisins/ kishmish
  • 1 tablespoon dried coconut/ gari

Chop all the dryfruit fine and mix them

Offer as prasad

Your panch meva is ready .

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