Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Modaks, modaks everywhere!

Modaks, modaks everywhere

Modaks Galore

Waiting to be Fried

Last day of the Ganesh festival

Today was the last day of the Ganesh festival. It was so great having friends hop over for the evening aartis...felt very festive and a small taste of the festival in India. I made some modaks for this occasion, and it turned out to be one sweet journey with friends bringing over yummy besan laddoos, cashew laddoos, a variety of fresh fruits and chocolates!! Boy do I love festivals :)

Besan Laddoos made by my friend T

Incidentally, I was in India (Mumbai) 2 days prior to the actual festival start date, and boy was the city already geared up for the big event! Huge pandals with people working till the wee hours of the morning putting in the final touches....aah pure nostalgia :)

I have previously posted the recipe for Modaks as well as additional information on them a while back, which you can check out here :)

12 comments:

bindiya said...

great looking modaks, and yes bombay was all decked up!

Asha said...

So many Ganeshas!:))

Namratha said...

The innumerable Ganeshas caught my eye! :) Nice modaks too..

Dhana said...

Thanks Bindiya!! Were you in Bombay during the festival?

Asha and Namratha, isn't it? This was at the temple in Northern California, where they collect all the Ganeshas and do a joint immersion.

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Suganya said...

Ganesh chaturthi in Mumbai is the real deal. Though oflate, there are other implications as well.

Tee said...

Modakas look perfect! Its so much fun when there are many people for the aarti, isn't it? :)

Sharmi said...

so many beautiful murthis. lovely pics.

Cynthia said...

I love festivals because they give us an opportunity to refect and indulge a little :)

Dhana said...

Thanks Jeena. Just visited your blog. Great stuff!

Suganya, totally agree. I am also thrilled to read that Pune recently had an award for the least noisy ganesh pandal! Good to know people are getting environmentally conscious even with the festivals :)

Tee, thanks!!!! It truly feels festive with all the people coming over for the aarti.

Thanks Sharmi!

Cynthia, so true!! Except from now through December it will soon become over-indulgence ;)

Nupur said...

Looks like an awesome celebration! Those ladoos look so good...

Dhana said...

Thanks Nupur. Yah, Ganesh festival is always so much fun !