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Get ready for Ganesh Chaturthi with this easy-to-make, chocolate modak recipe

What's a festival without a delicious dessert.

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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2019, 06.45 PM IST
A twist to the classic modak, this recipe will win hearts.
Ganesh Chaturthi marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, and is celebrated with much fervour around the country.

Also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, the festival kicks off with the installation of Ganesha idols in homes, and at extravagant pandals.

The festivities that spread over a period of 10 days see sweets offered to Lord Ganesha. Modaks, considered a favourite of Lord Ganesha, form an important part of the festival.

So as you get ready to begin the celebrations, try your hand at this Chocolate Seeded Modaks recipe.

Coconut (grated): 1 cup
Jaggery (broken into small pieces): 2/3 cup
Dry fruits (raisins, pistachios, cashews): ½ cup
All heart chocolate crackers (crushed): ¼ cup
Ghee: 2 tsp
A pinch of saffron, cardamom and nutmeg powder

For the cover
Rice flour: 1 cup
A pinch of salt
Ghee: 2 tsp
Water: 1 cup

To make stuffing

- In a pan, heat some ghee and add in all ingredients slowly one after the other
- Cook well on low flame till mixture becomes dry and grainy
- Stir every few minutes

To make dough
- Bring water to boil in a pan and add a tsp of ghee to it
- Add salt, 1tsp ghee to flour and mix well
- Add it to boiling water. Mix well on a low flame and let it cook
- Knead dough while warm

To make modaks
- Make small balls of the dough, flatten it, and add stuffing in the middle. Close and shape the modaks
- Steam in a steamer for 4-5 mins

(Courtesy: All Heart)

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Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the most auspicious festivals in the Hindu calendar, marks the beginning of the 10-day festivities. Also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, the celebrations begin with bringing home an idol of Lord Ganesha. Like every other festival, Ganesh Chaturthi festivities are also marked by an array of delicious dishes. A major part of the menu includes foods that are known to be a favourite of Lord Ganesha. Here's a look at some of these treats.

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