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Modaks, Polis and more this Chaturthi!!

12 Sep 2015
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Ganesh Chaturthi holds a lot of significance in number of ways in Hinduism. It is the most auspicious time of the year, a festival which brings people together.

Being one of the favorite and most enthusiastically celebrated festival of all times, it sure brings in a lot of preparations. Not just mandals, but every house gets decked up to welcome Lord Ganesha.

Idols of "Vighnaharta" are brought home, worshiped which means pooja followed by mouthwatering modaks, ladoos and various other delicacies that are first offered to lord of wisdom and then distributed as a blessing.

However, all these tend to take a toll on your health especially those who already are facing numerous health issues. There are few things that help you savor your best-loved Ganpati festival treats.

 

Here are traditional foods to eat in Ganpati with a healthy twist that can be relished:
 

BAKED MODAK:

It is said that any offering to Lord Ganesha is incomplete without modaks. Here's presenting a healthier switch to your regular modaks which is low in both calories and fats.
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UKADICHE MODAK:

No festival gets over without sweets and food. The arrival of Ganesha marks the arrival of modaks! Fresh coconut is a quick source of energy, improves digestion and absorption of nutrients. It also keeps skin and hair healthy. Jaggery loaded with goodness of iron is good for anemics thus making Ukadiche Modak better than sugar laden chocolate bars with zero health benefits.
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RISHI PANCHAMI BHAJI:

Hindus observe fast and special dish known as rishi panchami bhaji is prepared as it has the touch of taste and ingredients which rishis used to follow. The gourd family being low in kcal not only aid weight loss but are well known for their blood-purifying mechanism. Lady fingers being boon to those with high blood sugar levels makes this dish an ideal option to try out this festive season.
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APPLE SUJI KHEER:

Suji is easily digestible and keeps you full for a longer time hence preventing you from overeating. Adding apples make it more wholesome and nutritious. A healthy variation of the traditionally prepared high-calorie kheer.
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PURAN POLI:

This Indian flat bread is stuffed with lentil filling which is the classic Maharashtrian delicacy. Puran Polis make their way to win hearts with their good taste, rich aroma and being good source of protein.
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