Modaks are a Ganesh Chaturthi special.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 6 Maharashtrian Dishes You Must try

With Ganesh Chaturthi around the block, it’s time to swim in a sea of Modaks. However, if you’re intent on committing blasphemy by consuming anything else, here’s a bunch of delectable Maharashtrian dishes you should try.

Thalipeeth

A breakfast for kings! Thalipeeth is the way to go if you’re looking for a healthy and fulfilling breakfast.

Rushie Chi Bhaji

This vegetable fusion was believed to be consumed by hermits and is certainly as healthy as it gets. Pair with roti or brown bread for a light lunch.

Kothimbir Wadi

If you’re feeling a bit peckish around the evening, fret not. The Kothimbir Wadi will come to your rescue.

Valachi Usal

A medium spicy curry made of beans, to be consumed as a side dish along with dal-bhaat - perfect to round up the festive day.

Puran Poli

Well, well, well, if you’re still craving for something sweet, go for a Puran Poli. Filled with jaggery, this preparation will transport you to a sweetened heaven.

Panchkhadya and Khirapat

Saving the best for last, a special mention goes for Panchkhadya and Khirapat. These sweet delicacies are served together as Prasadam and no Ganesh Chaturthi is incomplete without it.