It is the season of Ganesh Festival...also known as Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganpati Pooja and Vinayaka Pooja. Bal Gangadhar Tilak played a huge role in bringing together people and communities through this festival and we can catch glimpses of that on Pune even today.
For us it was a momentous occasion as we brought the Lord Ganesha to our home for the first time ever. It is a resolve we take and can't stop this once started.
On the main Pooja day we make an offering of an entire lunch platter to the Lord and each of the items are cooked at home and preferably by the host family members. Presenting to you our humble offering to the Lord on the main Pooja day.
Modak - rice flour dumplings with a jaggery and coconut filling
Potato roasted with cumin turmeric and green chilies
Puri - deep fried indian flat bread
Kothimbir Wadi - spicy shallow fried fritters from gram flour
Bell pepper fritters - bell pepper diced and coated with gram flour with spices
Eggplant curry - recipe taught by my mom
Dal - lentils cooked maharashtrian style with lots of ghee on top
Vaal curry - wall pulses spiced up preferably sprouted
It was indeed overwhelming with my shoots before and after this event but then the Lord eventually shows the way.
So presenting to you the bhog Thali on Ganesh Chaturthi! Hand model courtesy - @sakshi.bhardwaj.581 😅
Shakshouka for breakfast :) (Arabic: شكشوكة, also spelled shakshuka, chakchouka) is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, commonly spiced with cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper. Although the dish has existed in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions, its more recent egg and vegetable-based form originated in Tunisia. #whenhubbycooks#weekendbreakfast#eggsforbreakfast#eggshealthy