The 10-day long celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi can seem incomplete without the sweet offerings of modaks. A traditional sweet served to Lord Ganesha, Ukadiche Modaks (made from steamed rice and filled with jaggery and coconut), were the traditional must-have for Ganpati celebrations. However, over the years the culinary world has delivered modern interpretations of the sweet, experimenting with flavours and ingredients, going so far as to deliver, vegan, sugar-free, and gluten-free options as well. Take a look at some of these delectable options below.
Bombay Sweet Shop
Bombay Sweet Shop has been known to deliver a signature twist to Indian sweets with unique flavours and ingredients. For the festive season of Ganesha, the brand has curated three delectable options including a chocolate fudge modak — a rich chocolate peda filled with silky dark chocolate ganache and peanut brittle; a puran poli modak — made with saffron peda filled with traditional puran poli filling of chana dal, jaggery, nutmeg, cardamom and black pepper, studded with puran poli crumble; and a pista khubani modak — pistachio peda rolled in dehydrated rose petals and filled with housemade khubani (apricot) jam and coconut praline. Additionally, the store is also offering guests some extravagant gift bags in different sizes packed with goodies like modaks, laddus and chikkis.
Adding a splash of contemporary flavours to the traditional sweet, Genda Phool’s ingenious Ganpati Special menu is curated around the sweet and crunchy boondi and the modak. The modak variety includes a range of rich, creamy modaks complimented by a decadent filling. These include the vanilla modak with almond cream, Kesar modak with Kesar ganache, pista modak with gulkand, chana modak with a chana and hazelnut filling, and coconut modak with passion fruit. Aside from these, Genda Phool has curated boxes with booni laddus in a selection of innovative flavours including strawberry, Kesar, Jodhpuri boondi and hazelnut boondi laddus.
ITC Grand Central
This Ganesh Utsava, revel in the festivities with ITC Grand Central’s selection of house made modaks. Staying true to tradition, ITC Grand Central curated two delectable variants of the traditional modak peda in Kesar and orange flavours. These are available in boxes of 9 and 18, offered by the Gourmet Couch by ITC Hotels.
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If artisnal modaks are what you want this festive season then ITC Maratha’s offerings are a must. Curating thoughtful gifting and takeaway options, ITC Maratha offers its guests an artisnal selection of modaks from Gourmet Couch and Fabelle Chocolate boutique. Gourmet Couch’s selections include unique flavours of Kesar, naarangi (green coconut), milk and white chocolate with jaggery, saffron, almond and turmeric. For decadent chocolate variants, Fabelle has reimagined modaks in rich flavours like classic chocolate and pristine chocolate. While Fabelle’s offerings come in a box of 10, Gourmet Couch’s selection are available in 9 and 18 piece boxes.
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JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
Like a few others, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar has stuck to the traditional albeit slightly altered curations of the traditional modak sweet. Available in boxes of 16 and 24, these include milk chocolate pecan praline modak, raspberry and white chocolate modak, Sicilian pistachio ganache modak, saffron and chocolate modak, Peshawari pistachio modak, cashew and cocoa modak, Kesar kaju modak, cardamom and coconut modak.
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