Modak is considered to be Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweet. It’s a type of dumpling made from rice or wheat flour, filled with a mixture of grated coconut, jaggery, and dry fruits.
Kheer, a rice pudding cooked in milk with sugar and flavored with cardamom and saffron, is also a popular offering to Lord Ganesha.
Puran poli is a sweet flatbread made with a filling of chana dal (split chickpea) and jaggery. It’s a traditional dish offered during festivals.
These are round sweets made from grated coconut, sugar, and sometimes condensed milk.
Besan ladoos are made from roasted gram flour, sugar, ghee, and sometimes nuts.
Various rice dishes like pulao, lemon rice, or tamarind rice can also be offered. These are usually prepared with mild flavors.
Fresh fruits like bananas, apples, pomegranates, and grapes are often included in the bhog as a symbol of nature’s bounty.
A mixture of dry fruits like almonds, cashews, and raisins can be offered as a nutritious option.
Along with sweets, some savory snacks like chivda (flattened rice mix), poha (flattened rice), or murmura (puffed rice) can be included in the bhog.
This is a traditional sweet drink made with jaggery, water, cardamom, and sometimes lemon juice.