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Five sweets that lord Ganesha loves
Lord Ganesh, who has this image of 'Happy go lucky God' and is also known for his fondness for food, loves sweets, especially modaks and ladoos. So these sweets are offered as prasad or bhog to the lord.
Although he happily accepts whatever his followers and devotees offer him, but, there are some specific sweet dishes which he likes the most. Here is a list of the sweetmeats Lord Ganesha loves to eat.



This is one of the most popular sweet dishes and is made during Ganesh Chaturthi. It is typically a Maharashtrian recipe made from rice flour. As it is known as Ganesha's favorite sweet, majority people consider it a must to make dish on the very first day of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Motichoor laddu:

Motichoor Ladu

Motichoor Laddu is thought to be the favorite food of Lord Ganesha. In fact, the sweet also finds a mention in the aarti of lord Ganesha, where a line goes "ladduan ka bhog lage, sant karen seva". So, when it is occasion of Lord Ganesha's birthday i.e. Ganesh Chaturthi, then how one can forget to make the sweetmeat.

Puran Poli:

Puran Poli

Puran Poli is a sweet flat chapatti, which is common in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. It is mainly made up of yellow gram (chana dal), flour, jaggery or sugar and ghee. The stuffing is known as the puran whereas the outer coating is called the poli.



Peda is a traditional sweet of the Indian subcontinent and is extremely popular in the northern part of the country. It is a soft chewy sweet made up of khoya, sugar and dry fruits. Peda is one of Lord Ganesha's favourite sweets and is thus made during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

Coconut laddu:

Cocunat Laddu

This delicious recipe is made with desiccated coconut, mawa (milk solids) and powdered sugar. This can be prepared very quickly. It doesn't actually take time to melt in the mouth as well!

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