Come July each year, and people begin to check out their panchangams or religious calendars the
date for Ganesh Chathurthi. Ganesh Chathurthi is a festival in honour of Lord Ganesha, the remover
of obstacles. It is celebrated across India, and usually falls in August or September each year.
The Prasadam offered to Lord Ganesha on this day is a very significant and important aspect of the
festival. Lord Ganesha is believed to be lover of Modaks, Laddoos and Kudumulu. Modak is known
kuzhakkattai in other parts of India.
Typically these are made of rice flour, or besan, or malai. But there is no arguing that Ragi flour or
Millet flour is a much healthier substitute.
A generation ago, many Indians, especially in the southern part of the country, were familiar with
ragi or finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.). The once well-known cereal was totally absent in most
people’s diets for almost three decades. This is quite surprising and unfortunate, considering the
nutritive and therapeutic value of ragi for the human body. Manna has brought it back into
our lives, and Manna Ragi flour is readily available both online and in-store for delicious, healthy
Given below are two favourite Ganesh Chathurthi ragi flour Recipes, using Manna Ragi Flour.
coats the flour completely.