The 10-day long Ganpati festival is around the corner and households across the state are preparing to welcome the elephant headed deity. Prevailing COVID-19 restrictions won’t allow the festival to be celebrated in all its glory. But, it doesn’t mean families can’t indulge in modaks and other sweets throughout the course of the festivities.
We’ve listed the best and unique sweets and modaks to indulge in this year. Read on to know more.
Bombay Sweet Shop
The ‘When Motichur Met Modak Box’ by Bombay Sweet Shop contain India’s most loved sweets; flavoured modaks and motichur ladoos. The Puran Poli Modak is a combination of puran poli and saffron peda. The Goey Chocolate Fudge Modak has hints of dark chocolate ganachei. The Kaju Pineapple Modak with a spiced jam inspired by Pineapple Sheera.
You can order this box from their website for Rs 1,290
Entisi chocolatier has introduced artisanal modaks to tantalise your taste buds. Centre filled with house-made Saffron Pistachio and Tender Coconut filling, these modaks are available in box of 4, 7, 12 and 25 pieces.
The boxes start at Rs 300 onwards. Order them here.
Ether Atelier has introduced Moriya, a collection of chocolates inspired by the shared heritage of traditional Maharashtrian Modak making. On offer are two unique cakes, the Moriya Coco, which is a delightful rice pudding, fresh coconut and cashew and Moriya Mango which is also a rice pudding with mango and saffron.
The cakes start at Rs 1850 for 550g and can be ordered here
Le Pure Chocolatier
For lovers of western flavours, Le Pure Chocolatier has brought out artisanal modak bon-bons in innovative flavours and combinations. These include Indian inspired rose and pistachio praline, saffron ganache, classic salted caramel, espresso, nutty, fragrant and indulgent coconut and almond praline and a heavenly nostimo hazelnut.
The past year has seen the growing fame of piñata cakes. Parisserie has taken this a step further with its Pinata Modak. Made with 53% Chocolate and filled with Thandai Raspberry Marzipan Bonbons and Pistachio Rose Toffee Shards, it is a modern take on the modak.
The pinata is priced at Rs 1100. Call / WhatsApp on +91 9619331166 to place your orders
Made with oats, dry fruits, nuts, dates and ghee, the granola modaks by Rooting Back are a perfect mix of healthy and tasty, being the ideal guilt-free indulgence you need! Moreover, you can also customise your own modak as per your tastes and preference.
This Ganesh Chaturthi, the Mumbai and Pune-based restaurant and bakery is showcasing their specially handcrafted Chocolate Modaks in three delicious flavours: Kesar Peda Cheesecake, Chocolate Barfi and Kopra Pak and Ruby chocolate.
They are available in boxes of 6 and 12 costing Rs 445++ and Rs 795++ respectively. Order them online here.
St Regis Mumbai
The St. Regis Mumbai has curated a selection of handcrafted modaks in vibrant colours and flavours. These include a variety of chocolate based modaks made with exquisite ingredients like Madagascar Vanilla, Turkish Coffee and Iranian Pistachio. There are also Indian inspired modaks as well as the class ukadiche modak available to order.
You can choose from a box of 4, 12 and 24 modaks, priced at ₹300, ₹1000 and ₹1900 respectively. It will be delivered to your doorstep by Marriott on Wheels. To customise your box and place an order, you can call 86575-22956 or Whatsapp St. Regis Mumbai.
The Bread Bar
The Bread Bar with Chef Rachi Gupta has introduced Modak tarts for this years celebrations. Shakti, is an ode to the steamed modaks (ukadiche modak) which are filled with jaggery and coconut. The tart has three different textures, the goal being to keep the flavours – same and authentic.
Place your orders by calling them at +91 89284 82554
Yogisattva’s limited edition vegan, gluten free and refined sugar-free modak menu can help you enjoy guilt-free celebrations.The menu features – Vegan Coconut Modak, Vegan Coconut & Mango Modak , Vegan Rose Besan Modak, Vegan Chocolate Walnut Modak and the Vegan Chocolate Orange Modak. All modaks are made using organic and natural ingredients. You can enjoy all flavours by picking the box of assorted modaks.
You can order the boxes here. The price range is ₹699/- to ₹1,099/-.