Vinayaka Chaturthi Recipes

Vinayaka, Ganesha, Ganapathy, Pillaiyar – whatever name we call him, whichever form we make him – He is always there to remove all obstacles and bless us with wisdom and prosperity. Let us celebrate Vinayaka Chathurthi, with all his (and our) favourite dishes and spread the blessings of Lord Ganesha to everyone on the auspicious Vinayaka Chathurti.

Vinayaka Chathurthi is on 18th September 2023

Try these Vinayaka Chathurthi special recipes.

  • Fried Modak

    Difficulty: Easy

    Discover the delicious and indulgent Indian sweet dish, fried modak. Learn how to make this crispy treat, perfect for festivals or special occasions.

  • Poorana Kozhukattai or Modak

    Difficulty: Medium

    Learn how to make the perfect Poorana Kozhukattai/Modak with this step-by-step guide. Discover two methods for the outer shell and three delicious fillings!

  • Pidi Kozhukattai – Salt

    Difficulty: Easy

    This pidi kozhukattai is made with Red Rice Puttu Podi (flour). It pairs well with any spicy chutney.

  • Pidi Kozhukattai – Sweet

    Difficulty: Medium

    Learn how to make Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai, a delectable South Indian dessert typically enjoyed during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

  • Green Gram Dal Pidi Kozhukattai

    Difficulty: Medium

    Discover the recipe for green gram dal pidi kozhukattai, a delightful South Indian dish made with moong dal and rice flour. Perfect for festivals or as a nutritious snack.

  • Ellu (Til seeds) Urundai

    Difficulty: Easy

    Ellu Urundai is a delicious and easy-to-make Prasad that is traditionally prepared for Vinayaka Chathurti and Krishna Jayanthi Festivals.

  • Kondai kadalai Sundal

    Difficulty: Easy

    Learn how to make a delicious and flavorful Kondai kadalai Sundal with this easy recipe. Perfect for a snack or side dish. Try it now! #recipe

  • Ragi Pachai Payaru (Green Gram) Kozhukattai

    Difficulty: Medium

    Learn how to make ragi green gram kozhukattai, a nutritious South Indian dish using ragi flour and green gram. Perfect for breakfast or a snack.


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful receipes for vinayaka-chathurthi.

  2. Hi Mami,
    Thanks a lot for the information and recepies. Wishing your family a very happy Vinayaka Chaturthi.
    Uma Ramachandran.

  3. We were anxiously waiting, & got it from you. Thanks a lot.

  4. A welcome post just before the Festival. Thank you.

  5. Hello,

    Thank you for the wonderful recipes. I am newly married and just set up my own home. This is the first time I will be trying kozhukattai all by myself, thanks to your recipe 🙂

    I have another suggestion. Sometimes just to make a variety, amma adds some idli milagai podi to the rice floor and makes small balls (like cheedai). She then steams this in the cooker as kaara kozhukattai. Because we get tired of eating more than 3-4 sweet kozhukattai each, this simple kaara kozhukattai is a nice change without having to make anything separate.


  6. Hi mam, I’m back again.I’m taking recipes from you to cook on ganeshchathurti.

    Could you please tell me what all to cook on that day for afternoon lunch.Morning we will prepare sundal,kozhukattai, vadai like that. But I’m confused now what to cook on lunch.please advise

    • Hi Suchithra,

      For lunch, you can prepare regular sambar/rasam/kootu along with “Payasam”. But in most houses, people prepare kozhukattai/sundal/vadai etc., along with other lunch items and offer to God. In some parts of Tamil Nadu, Kozhukattai and sundal are prepared for evening Neivedyam. Since we have to offer “Neivedyam” for the Ganesh Idol three times a day till we immerse it, you can choose dishes according to your convenience.


  8. i tried rava came hard.can u tell me why?

  9. Hi mami,

    Y cant u share some payasam recipe’s…… for this aadi masam???

  10. awesome post and terrific recipes as always,your blog really makes us know South Indian cuisine better…HAPPY GANESH CHATURTHI!!! 🙂

  11. You are doing a wonderful job, kamala.
    Can you please give me some tips for soft neyappams? Is there a right proportion of rice flour & gud? Can you post / share your recipe for appams? Why are my appams hard?
    Thanks in advance,

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