Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ganesha Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chavithi Pooja!

"Vinayaka Chaturthi Subhakanshalu to all my readers!"

Vinayaka Chaturthi pooja preparations starts quite early at home as every year. Only difference is this year, Athamma did everything herself, while I was baby sitting my darlings. Since its a tradition in their home to make Poli for all festival, I have adapted that and I make Poli for every festival. Today was no different. Athamma was up early morning and by the time I got to see whats happening, she had most things done. Peddu and Chinnu didn't let me out of their sights. We all were at home, so they were happy playing with me, while hubby dear and Athamma got on with the Pooja preparations.

We get the Ganesh Idol and celebrate for 5 days, so Konda and hubby dear wen to get the God. Once back home, he decorated with jewel and cloth and flowers. Of course, with all the fanfare of Lord Ganesh's favorite fruits and dishes.

The umbrella that's given along with the Idol is struck to the back with clay. I remember collecting it every year for almost so many years. I stopped doing it only after marriage. I wonder when Konda will want to save it up!

Neivethyam offered this year is almost the same as last year. Only difference I had made Sundal, Kudumulu, which got missed this year. Its a tradition to make Sundal, Nugul-untallu (Sesame Laddo0), Vada, Chitrammam, Vankaya Urallagedda Kura.

Plus this year Athamma had made Biyam Undrallu, Kudaalu.

Biyam Undrallu

Rice Flour - 100 gms
Jaggary - 100 gms

Makes 6 laddoos

Measurement is based on how many you want to make.

Method to prepare:

Soak rice for 2 hrs and shade dry till its dry but not too wet. You can grind it to fine powder in the mixer.

Grate jaggary and run the jaggary along with the Rice flour. You will get a soft and almost wet flour, which you can shape as laddoos.

This type of offering is quite famous in my in-laws place, while Amma makes Kudumulu always. I missed that this year.

The day just flew with the pooja and playing with the kiddos. They were elated seeing the God and the pooja. The kids are very fond of doing pooja, so they had a great time being allowed to do it.

Hope you all had a wonderful time making the yummy dishes to please Lord Ganesh and then of course, enjoying them!

Check out our last year Ganesh Chaturthi and special dishes for ganesh puja

Nugul untallu ~ Sesame Laddoo

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Jayashree said...

Ganesha must've been really happy with that spread. Everything looks good.

kamalagk said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi Valli..Brings back memories on all these pooja days..

karuna said...

wishing u and ure family too.

Uma said...

Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi Srivalli! The thali looks so mouth-watering.

Pearlsofeast said...

Wish u happy Ganesh puja,Nice platter !

Divya said...

Wow! Nice platter... I did not make anything, and now you are making me feel guilty :(
Happy Ganesh chaturthi! :)

Priti said...

Happy Ganesh chaturthi dear....Ur Ganesha reminds of me chennai...the kode specially :) meal looks perfect and yummy..

sra said...

We just made a bit for Vinayaka but for ourselves, not much. Just gaarelu, as everyone's dieting :)

Alka said...

Oh missing those good old days,when all the neighbours would together keep a sarvajanik ganpati...those few days we all kids used to be in high spirits with all the fanfare and almost all the ppl would be in pandal ,chit chatting,singing songs,sharing food,prasads etc....i really really miss those lovely days!

notyet100 said...

happy ganesha chTURTHI...TO U AND UR FAMILY,..:-)

LG said...

Happy Vinayaka you all enjoyed feasting.. :)

Sharmila said...

Great looking spread!And nice recipe. Just wanted to know can I use readymade rice flour instead of making it?
Have a good time the puja days. :-)

Laavanya said...

That mann pillayar with the purple flower maalai reminds me soo much of home... and being a kid!!

Aparna said...

They celebrate Ganesha Chathurthi in Goa too, for 3 or 5 or 7 and sometimes 11 days depending on the family. We do it for 1 day only.

Wishing you and family a belated Happy Chathurthi

Medhaa said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturti.

I love going to my friends place during festival for the simple reason that I get to eat in the banana leaf.

Have added you to my blogroll

SriLekha said...

wow! yummy! the dish looking so good!
Check out my blog for this moth event and do participate in it!

Cynthia said...

I do love the new look of your blog and wish I could be there to enjoy your feast.

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody for your nice comments.

Sharmila, you can use, but it would come out little dry.

homecooked said...

Wow...lovely decorations Sri!

Miri said...

What a lovely spread Srivalli! This city doesn't have a holiday for Chaturthi - so I had to make everything really early and then go to office. So just made kozhakattais and vadais!


The whole spread makes me feel like visiting ur place and have a nice lunch!!

Cham said...

I miss this Ganesha Valli! Lovely spread, hope u had a nice Day!

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