The 10-day long Ganpati Mahotsav is symbolic in ardent ways. Of these modak remains the most integral way of celebrating the festivities. Mithai during Ganesh Chaturthi is synonymous with Modak. The mere sight of these small white dumplings can make you salivating. Every year mithaiwalas in Mumbai come up with innovative ideas to mark the birth celebrations of Lord Ganesha. Traditionally modak are made as steamed rice dumplings with the stuffing of coconut and jaggery. In recent times, sweet shops in Mumbai are serving these traditional sweet with a twist by adding unique flavours. Here are 5 taste-bud tingling flavours in modak for you to try amidst the festivities

1. Red Velvet Modak

The red velvet modak is traditional meeting the contemporary with the goodness of modak combined with the exotic red velvet flavour of the cake. Wondering where to gorge this one? Head to English Vinglish in Juhu where the chefs come up with innovative flavours in Indian sweets without disrespecting tradition.

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2. Kesar White Chocolate Modak

Made using white chocolate and kesar, this modak with a fancy twist retains its traditional color. Try out this perfect fusion dessert available at Chef Rakhee Vaswani’s Palate Culinary Studio in Santacruz. With hazelnut praline stuffing in the centre, this modak surely has some nutty surprise for you.

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3. Double Chocolate Modak

This one for real choco lovers who like chocolaty taste in their desserts. The double chocolate flavour over the traditional modak filling makes it even more appetising. For those on a diet, there is also a range of sugar free modak to try. Head to Baked With Love, a dessert company started by home-baker Lalan Shah.

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4. White Chocolate with Orange Filling

These white chocolate modaks with orange fillings are too hard to resist. The tanginess of orange combined with the sweet creamy taste of white chocolates creates a flavour that lingers in your mouth for quite some time. Enjoy this delicious flavour in modak at Crumbilicious in Colaba and this is something you will never regret.

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5. Silver and Gold coated Marzipan Modak

Now this one is for those foodies who love to maintain class even in the things that they eat. This silver and gold coated modak at Nordic Kandie, near Kemps Corner is made from marzipan. Wondering what’s this? Remember the toppings on the cake that you gobbled at the first sight. Yes, that’s marzipan.  A box of this modak with a premium twist makes a perfect gifting idea.

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The range of flavoured modaks served during Ganeshotsav is truly unique. These fanciest modaks are a must try this festive season. What ya waiting for? Don’t forget to let us know which one’s your favourite.