Sunday, September 14, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Modaks

Modaks are Indian sweets, offered to Lord Ganesha during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Modaks (originally sweet stuffed rice flour dumplings) are Lord Ganesha's favourite. So, modaks made of mawa(dried milk made by evaporating  full cream milk) are prepared and moulded in this particular shape.

We spend this weekend visiting Ganesh Chaturthi mandaps put up all over the city and eating modaks.

Have a great weekend, all !

9 comments:

  1. Never tried them but I'm always open to new treats!!! =) They sound quite nice!
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  4. Mmm… sounds yummy! I hope the Indian restaurants here serve modak — I'd love to try it.

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  5. Ooo I have had those. SO YUMMY!
    I love your site! My husband's family live in Mumbai (and Puna) and this is bringing me back to all those great trips!

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  6. Sounds like a great weekend and they look delicious.

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  7. I remember my Indian neighbours offering these sweets to us. They're real sweet and comes in different little shapes :)

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