Modak Mania: Sweet Delights For Your Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations

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Every festival has a charm of its own; then there are certain traditions that come along with each festival that make it even more special. It’s Ganesh Chaturthi next week and we all know what that means – Modak time! Don’t worry if you don’t know how to make these yummy traditional treats; here is an inclusive list of places that sell modaks of a variety of interesting and delicious flavours.

KAJU MODAKS
If you love kaju katlis then you will surely love kaju modaks (cashewnut modaks). Try these places for some of the best kaju modaks, in Mumbai.

Sweet Palace
Where: Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri
Contact: 022 65236244, 022 26316244

Chandu Halwai
Where: Colaba
Contact: 022 22840073

Tharu
Where: Khar
Contact: 022 2646 2882

Ghasitaram’s World Of Sweets
This place is pretty popular for its kesar (saffron), kaju, rice and coconut modaks; definitely worth a try. These are more traditional flavours that bring back memories of family celebrations and grandma’s handmade modaks.
Where: Andheri West
Contact: 022 26777023/9821038889

Modakam
This place is popular for its traditional modaks – ukdiche modak (steamed modak); filled with a generous stuffing of coconut, jaggery and cardamom powder they get sold out before noon time as practically everyone in Mumbai flocks to this place.
Where: Prabhadevi
Contact: 022 30401011

Neeru’s Cakes & Desserts
This one is popular for its exotic flavoured modaks including blueberry, strawberry with chocolate coating, paan, thandai, and kalakand; cool, no? Customise your modaks if you wish or  gift some in a pretty box or a platter.
Where: Kemps Corner
Contact: +919820297378 / +919819493595 / 0222867870

Regal Plus
Again, here too you can find some really exotic flavours including fruity ones like cranberry, apricot and dried fruit in addition to chocolate, brownie and jelly; simply yum-O!
Where: Bandra West
Contact: 02226041204/26041208

Panshikar
Popular for its mawa modaks stuffed with flavourful khoya, cardamom powder and rose essence, the wares here are what every Dadar resident swears by; try it!
Where: Dadar West
Contact: 02224229526
Cost: Rs 480 per kg

Artisan
Variety is the spice of life, no? Try out these yummyliciously hand-crafted chocolate, hazelnut, strawberry, pista, mava and coconut white chocolate modaks this Ganesh Utsav; this is one classic case of spoiled for choice!
Where: Sofitel Mumbai, Bandra Kurla Complex
Contact: +91 22 6117 5000

Silverspoon Gourmet
These guys add the gourmet to your traditional modaks with the incredible flavours that they’re offering; they’re using ingredients like cream cheese with rose, peanut butter, cashew with saffron, peppermint with dark chocolate, and dark or white chocolate brittle.
Contact: +91.82860.44424 / +91.98200.44424
Price: Rs 1,000 per kg plus Rs 50 for decorative gift box/Rs 200 for decorative tray

CHOCOLATE MODAKS
Fantasie Fine Chocolates
Chocolate-lovers alert! Try out the milk chocolate and white chocolate modaks here. The health conscious ones can go for the dark chocolate flavour. These are also packed in pretty gift boxes.
Where: Marine Lines & Warden Road
Contact: Marine Lines: 22 2207 1229 / 2201 7018/2203 7033 & Warden Road: 22 2368 1761 / 2361 5619
Cost: Rs 1,850 per kg

Candylicious
You can find some really sinful Belgian chocolate modaks here; this is the perfect gift for friends and family or even yourself!
Where: Bandra West
Contact: 022 67427358

Chocolate Studio
This is yet another chocolate modak lover’s haven. A friend had told me about this one and I’m yet to try it – you should try it too!
Where: Juhu
Contact: 9324115254

Country Of Origin
Enjoy some delectable eggless hazelnut and dark chocolate fudge with chunks of dark and milk chocolate moulded into modaks, this Ganesh Utsav.
Where: Nepean Sea Road & Juhu
Contact: Nepean Sea Road: 22-23642221 & Juhu: 22-2624442
Price: Rs 700 for a gift box of 21 pieces

SUGAR FREE MODAKS
If you’re on a diet or can’t eat sweets; don’t worry! You can find some delicious sugar free modaks at these places. Now you don’t have to miss out on any fun, this Ganesh Utsav!

Where: Ghasitram Sweets, Goregaon East

Where: Karachi Sweets, Bandra West
Contact: 02226404624/02226058779/9820575879

Wishing you all a very blessed and ‘sweet’ Ganesh Chathurti!

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Idealist. Feminist. Brevity advocate. Tries to read and write as much as she should. Loves KFC and cola.