Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi celebration with Modak making at JW Marriott Bengaluru

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! While many Indians bring Ganpati Bappa home and worship them, they also make Modak's which happens to be Lord Ganesha's favorite food.

I was invited by JW Marriott for a fun activity at JW Kitchen to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. I was clueless as to what was in store for the evening. Upon reaching the venue, I was in for a surprise. Chef Grenal was not just making modak's for us but also teaching us. JW Marriott will make sure I cook ;)

A modak is a sweet dumpling. The sweet filling inside a modak is made up of fresh grated coconut and jaggery, while the soft shell is made from rice flour, or wheat flour mixed with khava or maida flour. The dumpling can be fried or steamed.

Under Chef Grenal's guidance, we learnt the art of making modak's. I tried making some steamed modak's ;) We tried our best to make perfect modak's and savoured them on Ganesh Chaturthi. It was indeed a fun learning and interactive activity, thanks to Chef Grenal and his team.

Pic credits: Aravind BK