Every Indian festival is exposed to unlimited enjoyment, traditions, and prasad (sacred edibles offered to God) and one such festival is the Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is one of the most adorable deities of India and people have a whole 10-day festival planning to celebrate his homecoming.
Ganesh Chaturti is celebrated poignantly in Maharastra and the Marathi Manush is completely committed to preparing the tastiest meals to welcome the onset of Lord Vinayaka who is a symbol of wisdom, prosperity, and happiness.
However, at the beginning of the celebrations, we are too indulged in merry-making that a lot of adultered oil and ghee are sold in the market in a rush and people are too absent-minded to notice that. This is also the reason behind a massive crowd gathering in the medical institutes due to stomach ailments etc. Therefore, one must be extremely careful during the festivities and spend their savings on edible oil that would be not only good for health but also for your innate guests.
Therefore we will be discussing 3 important recipes that you can offer to Ganapati Bappa, with the best effort and oil. Rice bran edible oil seems to be a suitable choice for preparing the most wholesome recipes in India. Reasons are plenty and yet some should be always discussed.
Why should you use rice bran oil for Ganesh Chaturthi?
Rice bran oil has an uncountable number of benefits, therefore, a little awareness about the product is equally important as rice is a staple diet in our country and rice bran is a by-product of the rice plant which contains a stronger oil content which is even better than the mustard oil.
Likewise, the offshoot or by-product is extraordinarily prosperous in nutrients, since it comprises a wide range of macronutrients, (Macronutrients are nutrients that contain calories or energy which are needed to sustain bodily functions and carry out our regular activities) like proteins, fats, carbohydrates, etc, other than these the dietary fibers and several bioactive compounds.
The perfect balance of Mufa and Pufa and It is used for medicinal wonders for treating chronic ailments like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, heavy alcoholism, etc. It helps in preventing stomach and colon cancer, heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) diseases, and uplifting the immune system a great deal while also increasing the energy and improving sportsmen’s performance and liver function.
The Recipes that you have been waiting to offer Lord Ganesha
1. Besan ki Laddoo
The very name of this spherical sweet manages to bring tears of joy to our eyes. Laddoo is a vital part of Indian celebrations be it pleasing news or a religious festival. This is mostly prepared out of a collective amalgamation of wheat, gram oat, etc and the ones that are particularly favorite are besan ke laddoo as it is slowly fried in pure ghee making it a magnanimous food offered to Ganapati with the addition of aromatic sugar and nuts. Try these traditional laddoo recipes with Jeevan Rekha Rice Bran Oil.
1. Laddoo besan a course gram of 2 per cup.
2. Ghee about ¾ cups
3. Rice Bran Oil
4. Ground Sugar
5. Cashew nuts and almonds
The method of preparation is quite simple
1. Sieve the besan as much as you can.
2. When the ghee melts a little then add the besan. Fry the besan in medium flame and this will look amazing although not utterly liquid.
3. Fry the besan more with a little rice bran healthy oil and ghee till the aroma becomes really worth it. You will be able to observe the nice golden color and make sure it doesn’t burn that much.
4. However, don’t burn it stir continuously for a better time, and add the chopped nuts.
5. After turning off the heat keep it stirring till it gets a bit lukewarm then fold them in a spherical structure.
6. Make sure the structure of the laddoos is perfectly formed afterward keep them in an airtight container so that you can enjoy them.
One thing that Ganesh Utsav is incomplete without is Modaka. Although there are many types of modakas and the most famous among all they are the Maharashtrian Modakas steamed modak or ukadiche modak made from rice flour.
- Different fillings of Sesame jaggery, peanut jaggery, etc
- Rice bran edible oil
- Poppy seeds
- Grated Coconut
- A cup of jaggery
- Cardamom and nutmeg
Preparing the white-streamed dumpling or modaka. Take alight steam and boil the poppy seed in rice bran oil slowly.
1 tablespoon is enough to bring out the taste.
2. Added two cups of grated fresh coconut
3. Next you need to add the ¾ cup of jaggery if you prefer lesser sweetness otherwise add 1 cup each.
4. Stir and cook it in medium flame as much as possible until all the excess moisture evaporates away.
5. Add some cardamom powder and nutmeg. Avoid overcooking or burning it.
6. Make a dough-like structure with 1 tbsp of rice bran edible oil, ghee, and water.
7. Turn the flames on and 150kg of flour and mix them well.
Shaping of the Modaka
1) While shaping, keep them covered to sidestep drying.
2) Prepare the steamer and let the water come to a boil. Meanwhile, brush all the modakas using water. Or alternately you can dip them in a glass of water.
3) Prepare the steamer thali. Arrange the parchment paper or muslin cloth
4) Steam them for 13-15 minutes on medium heat. Let it cool to touch.
5) Meantime they will firm up. Make sure to remove them and place them on the plate. Put some ghee or saffron milk over ukadiche (steamed) modakas.
3. Moongdaals Halwa
Moongdaals Halwa is a sweet dessert giving you the taste of the best Rajasthani dessert and serving it in Ganesh Utsav is the best kind of remedy. The taste and the aroma both are equally responsible for enhancing the taste of the recipe. This is an easy recipe and is quick to prepare as its too delicious and leaves people wanting more.
- 3/4 cup moong dal
- 1/3 cup and 1 and 1/2 tablespoon ghee
- 1/3 cup and 2 teaspoon water
- 1/3 cup of rice bran healthy oil
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoon almonds
- 1/3 cup and 2 teaspoon sugar
- 3 and 3/4 green cardamom
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoon pistachios
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoon cashews
The Preparation of the Recipe
- To begin with, you must start by soaking the moong daal underwater for 12 to 15 hours.
- Next, you need to prepare a smooth paste for the entire jar and avoid unnecessarily using water.
- Avoid water and let the paste remain the same.
- Afterward, put a frying pan over medium flame and heat ghee in it. Once the ghee is hot enough, add the base dal paste made earlier and roast until the ghee and healthy oil is absorbed by the dal paste.
- This will take around 2 to 5 minutes to add some amount of sugar in it and stir well for about 2-3 minutes.
- Finally, add some water and stir them well. Close the top and let dal paste cook for 15 minutes straight.
- Now chop down the fruits and spread them all across the moong daal recipe.
Therefore, make sure to prepare these selected recipes in the Ganapati Utsav as much as you can with Rice Bran Oil.