Ganesha chaturthi special
The birthday of Ganesha /Vinayagar is a foodies happy celebration too. It is a celebration I love. The style of celebration I do is a fusion of the Tamil customs and the Bangalorean flavor.
I really like the city during festivals as it is the hub of flowers and people from myriad citations all put out their wares helping us to form a unique collection of memories, recipes and festivities which percolate in year by year adding more flavor.
The celebration for the “obstacles remover” Ganesha is best done with a lot of food. Plentiful delicious food characterizes this season. Simple steamed delicacy to elaborate and deep-fried items are in as naivedyam. I lean more towards the steamed delicacy and limit the deep fires one as festivals are the time when diet goes out of the window and layers add in.
Sharing today a traditional recipe of rice rava kozhakkatai ( rice Dumpling) which is delicate,flavorful and can double up as an add on in the lunch box and brunch table.
These rice dumplings can be served with south Indian style thogayal, Jaggery syrup or even a simple stew of vegetables. The lightly flavored rice kozhakkatai ( rice dumpling) takes the accompanying sides well. More so, it stays well in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This makes it a happy prep on Sunday with just a re-steam before it goes on the lunch box.
Check out some more recipes you could try for Ganesha chaturthi