Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ganesh Chaturthi - 2011

Krishna Janmashtami marks the beginning of the Hindu festival season, next to follow is Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka/Pillayar Chaturthi. The grand celebrations in every household and street corner include decorating Ganesha idols made out of clay and/or other materials. But the festival is not complete without Lord Ganesha's favorite food - kozhakkattai (Tamil), modak (Hindi and Marathi) and for a description in English, these are mini white dumplings filled with a sweet or savory filling. I have assisted my mom in making these dumplings before and this time I decided to give it a try myself! Here are some pictures from this morning :)

sweet and savory kozhakkattai
nei appam

Wishing everyone a Happy Pillayar Chaturthi :)


  1. I am sure Lord Ganesha will be very happy with your efforts (I will be if you made those for me :-P).

    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you too...when is it, btw?

  2. Looks Super anu!! miss my ex-neighbour right about now :)

  3. Thanks ladies. Archu, miss you too and our foodie sessions and discussions :)


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