The festival of Ganeshotsav 2023 is being celebrated with much joy and fervour in India. Especially in the state of Maharashtra people are currently visiting public Ganeshshotsav celebrations and pandal hopping to see the best of Lord Ganpati idols and special decoration. When people go to visit these pandals, they often prefer carrying their home-cooked prasad as bhog offering. If you too are among the many who prefer taking your own bhog as Prasad for Ganpati we give you a simple recipe of how to prepare Patoli for Ganeshotsav. Karanji Ingredients and Recipe for Ganeshotsav 2023: How To Make Karanji Mithai To Offer As Bhog to Lord Ganesha (Watch Video).

Patoli or Patholi are sweet stuffed rice rolls. The speciality of these is they are steamed and wrapped in turmeric leaves. It is a common dish during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Goa and Konkan regions of western India. The history of this dish traces back to the influence of the Saraswat Brahmin community, known for their culinary expertise and adherence to religious rituals. Patoli was traditionally made by women of the community as an integral part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. If you have never made it before, there is no auspicious time than the ongoing festivities to try it out. 

Patoli Ingredients: 

6-7 turmeric leaves

2 cups soaked rice (overnight)

For Stuffing:

1 tbsp ghee or oil

1.5 cup grated coconut

1 cup grated jaggery or any dark jaggery

1 tsp cardamom powder

Watch Patoli Making Recipe Video: 

Taste wise, it is pretty similar to Modaks, however, the turmeric leaves coating gives a slightly distinct flavour. Turmeric leaves are used to bring flavour and a lovely fragrance to any dish. Ganesh Chaturthi: 51 Kg Modak Offered to Lord Ganesh in Bihar's Gaya.

Some people also use rice flour instead of raw rice grains. Patoli requires rice to be soaked overnight, so if you are planning to make them tomorrow, you need to start today. Hope you have a great attempt at making this special dish for Lord Ganesha’s bhog. 

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