Sugar and spice and all things nice—that’s what modaks are made of…
You cannot celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi without digging into some divine modaks. Believed to be one of Lord Ganesha’s favourite dishes, it is customary to offer modaks to him at Ganesh Chaturthi. The classic modak, of course, is the steamed variety, known as ukdiche modak, and the traditional filling is freshly grated coconut mixed with jaggery. Over the years there has been a lot of innovation in modak making and now they come in a mind-boggling variety. We’re sure these upmarket modaks will set your tastebuds aflame.
Handcrafted modak box, The St. Regis
These handcrafted modak boxes are sure to fill you with nostalgia, and are available for order and home delivery on Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels. The chefs at The St. Regis have curated a decadent mix of chocolate-based modaks, Indian-inspired modaks and classic modaks for the festivities. The chocolate-based modaks come in three varieties: Iranian Pistachio (34% Ghana Milk); Turkish Coffee (64% Cacao); and Madagascar Vanilla with Ras Al Hanout (28% White). There are three kinds of Indian-inspired modaks too: Gram Fudge and Caramelised Hazelnuts; Slow Roasted Nuts, Organic Jaggery and 24 Karat Gold; and Kashmiri Cashew & Saffron. Then there’s the classic ukadiche modak, stuffed with coconut, organic jaggery, khoya and cardamom. The modaks are available in boxes of 4, 12 and 24 modaks.
Available from 6th to 19th September, 2021.
Price: Box of 4: Rs 300; box of 12: Rs 1,000; box of 24: Rs 1,900; taxes extra.
Contact: To place an order use the link: bit.ly/StRegisMumbaiWhatsappMoW or call 8657522956.
Flavourful modak hampers at the Gourmet Store, Grand Hyatt Mumbai
This Ganesh Chaturthi, the Grand Hyatt Mumbai is adding a bit of flavour to the festive season with handcrafted modaks prepared by the Gourmet Store culinary team. There’s an array of flavourful modaks on offer, six varieties to be precise: Blueberry and Hazelnut Crumble; Cavendish Banana and Organic Kashmiri Honey; Peppered Pineapple with Lemongrass; Gooey Chocolate and Salted Caramel; Young Coconut and Afghani Saffron; and King Cashewnut and Maua. Modaks are available in three sizes: boxes of 12, 18 and 36 modaks. Customised hampers are available on request.
Available from 10th to 20th September, 2021.
Price: Hampers starting Rs 665 onwards, taxes extra.
Contact: To place your order call 7045950135 or 7045950137
Celebrations menu modaks, ITC Maratha
ITC Maratha is offering a vegetarian Celebrations Menu to mark the festive season. A tribute to glorious flavours, the signature menu celebrates the spirit of special events and is crafted by ITC’s masterchefs. The menu consists of kebabs, qorma, qaliya, salan, dal, biranj, breads and dessert. There’s complimentary delivery in a 30km radius. Order the Celebrations Menu this Ganesh Chaturthi and you will receive a box of modaks with ITC’s compliments!
Available from 10th to 19th September, 2021.
Price: Rs 1,500 plus taxes per person (minimum order for 10 pax). Comes with a complimentary box of modaks.
Contact: Call 9870981160 or 022-28303030.
Artisanal modaks, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
As Mumbai gears up to celebrate its most loved festival, Chef Santosh Rawat, Executive Pastry Chef at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, and his team have curated a decadent box of modaks available for home delivery via Marriott Bonvoy On Wheels. The modaks have been handcrafted in six enticing flavours: Kesar Mawa, Rose Kalakand, Dark Chocolate, Dry Fruit Anjeer, Roasted Almond and Slivered Pistachio.
Available till 10th September, 2021.
Price: Rs 1,050 (16 pieces), Rs 1,850 (24 pieces including a Ganesh idol ), Rs 2,250 (36 pieces), taxes extra
Contact: To order, call 022 6882 8656 or Whatsapp on +919136981955