The festival of Ganeshotsav began on September 13 and today is the second last day the favourite festival for many. On September 23, Anant Chaturdashi all the Ganpati idols will be immersed. People are rushing to visit as many pandals as they can to just get a glimpse and offer worship to favourite Lord Ganesha. To serve the devotees with a prasad, several pandals make elaborate sweets on a daily basis. While mawa modaks are a commonly offered prasad, in some places sheera is also made. As many sweets you eat during this energetic festival, there is one food item that cannot be missed at any cost- Puranpoli. Many households prepare Puran Poli as well. Puran Poli is a Maharashtrian dish, a sweet flatbread made with a mixture of chana dal and jaggery. Learn How to Make Thalipeeth For Festive Breakfast (Watch Video).
Festive occasions seem incomplete without special food items prepared for the day. In each festival, there are some distinct food items that are made to treat the guests that visit and mark the celebration. Puran Poli is enjoyed with Katachi Aamti, a savoury dal. It is a combination enjoyed in several households. How to Make Puri Bhaji For Lunch During Ganpati Festival (Watch Video).
How to make Puran Poli:
Smearing ghee over the Puran Poli makes it tastier. Puran Poli and Katachi Aamti combine sweetness and savoury flavours together. The combination of Puran Poli with warm milk is also a popular one. What is your favourite recipe made during Ganesh Chaturthi? Do let us know in the comments section.