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From indulgent mithai, chocolatey sweets and sugar doused treats, we have something to put everyone in a good mood!

Ganpati Modak and Mithai for Ganpati 

Every year, we eagerly wait for the festival of Ganpati, a time that brings heaps of happiness and togetherness into our lives. This festival lights up our city with twinkling lights and the air smells absolutely divine. Everywhere you go, you're greeted by the sweet smell of fresh flowers, calming incense, and the delicious aroma of jaggery.

But what truly warms our hearts is the special treat that comes with Ganpati—the Modak! Among all the tasty offerings like Motichur Laddus, Karanjis, Puranpoli, and Sheera, the Modak is like the ultimate superstar.

What makes the Modak extra special? It only shows up during Ganpati! It's a small, dome-shaped sweet that's so yummy, you might lose count of how many you've gobbled! We all have fond memories of eagerly waiting for the day's rituals to finish, just so we can open the little box and savor those delightful Modaks. It's a moment filled with excitement and love that warms our hearts every year.

Traditionally there are two types of Modaks, Mawa Modaks and Steamed Modaks. The Modaks made with mawa are essentially evaporated milk solids made by reducing milk with sugar by slow-cooking it. This mawa or khoya is then flavoured with saffron and cardamom and shaped in a Modak mould. While that is the most traditional preparation of a Mawa Modak, nowadays you get a plethora of flavours to please the Lord and gift your loved ones. From Chocolate and Mango to Dry fruits and even stuffed Modaks, the list is endless. During this time of the year, the glass displays of sweet shops are in fact the look-alike of nothing less than a rainbow,  filled with trays of multiple colours and flavours! The other Modak is the steamed Modak. This Modak has different names across India but in Maharashtra, it is called Ukadiche Modak. Made with freshly ground rice flour, these Modaks are filled with a mix of jaggery and coconut, wrapped in turmeric leaves and steamed. This Modak is in fact quite a traditional offering to Lord Ganesh. 

Another one of Lord Ganesh’s favourites is Laddus! Although available throughout the year, they are commonly presented to him as an offering as well as given to guests and family that visit you.

At Bombay Sweet Shop, we love our sweet traditions. This year for Ganpati season, we are making sure you have everything you need to make your celebrations extra festive and delicious. Our mithai magicians have stirred up three unique Mawa Modak, three special Bappa’s Laddus and even curated a special Bappa’s Mithai Hamper! With flavors that we guarantee will keep you and your favourite guest wanting more!

Our first Modak is a Chocolate Fudge Modak! We converted Bombay Sweet Shop’s best-selling Bombay-3 Layer Fudge into a bite-sized dome-shaped treat! Chocolate Peda on the outside and a gooey ganache on the inside, it can’t get better than this! Expect a crunchy surprise in each Modak. Our next Modak is making a comeback because of all the love it received last year, our Puran Poli Modak! Maharashtra’s favourite flaky sweet treat is converted into a Modak. This modak is filled with jaggery, warming pepper, and cardamom! Coated with powdered Puran Poli on the outside, the Puran Poli lover in you won’t let you stop at just one! Lastly, our Coconutty Khubani Modak is inspired by the classic and iconic fruit and nut pairing. Malai peda rolled in desiccated coconut and rose petals are filled with a house-made Khubani or apricot jam.

The festive season just becomes even sweeter with Bappa’s Laddus! We cannot picture the festivities without his favourite laddus. One in each hand, everyone loves these sugary flavourful rolled mithai. Our Assorted Laddu Box has Poha Laddu, Nolen Gur & Coconut Kheer Kadam and the Mighty Motichur! The Nolen Gur Kheer Kadam has the best of both worlds with two of our favourite sweets. A soft Malai Peda rolled in desiccated coconut encloses a juicy Nolen Gur Rasgulla on the inside. Our Motichur Laddu is an absolute classic. Made the old school way with besan, ghee and sugar, and saffron, these laddus are immediately rolled when warm and our Aai’s Poha Laddu is a classic besan laddu with almonds, pistachios, cashews and poha.

The Poha laddus, a special favourite of Bappa are also available in a box of 9 because truly, when is 1 just enough?

The modaks are available in a box of 3, 9, or 18! You can enjoy Bappa’s Laddus in a box of 3 or 9! You can get just Modaks or Laddus but if you’re like Bappa and love them all, you can even get a box that combines the two! That’s not all, we’ve curated a Ganpati Hamper with a choice of your mithai and lots of special Sweet Shop treats for our dear Bappa.

Our Bappa’s Mithai Hamper will guarantee sweet celebrations indeed. You can pick between a box of 9 or 18 Modaks and if you can't decide, you can get a bit of everything with an assorted box of 18 which includes both mithai and modaks! Our Modaks and Laddu include: A bite-sized version of our favourite Bombay’s 3-Layer Fudge, our Chocolate Fudge Modak is the perfect treat for you and your Bappa! A Puran Poli Modak filled with chana dal, jaggery, black pepper, cardamom and nutmeg. Inspired by the classic and iconic fruit and nut pairing is our Coconut Khubani Modak. Malai peda rolled in desiccated coconut and rose petals are filled with a house-made Khubani or apricot jam The Nolen Gur Kheer Kadam has the best of both worlds with two of our favourite sweets. A soft Malai Peda rolled in desiccated coconut encloses a juicy Nolen Gur Rasgulla on the inside. Our Motichur Laddu is an absolute classic. Made the old school way with besan, ghee and sugar, and saffron, these laddus are immediately rolled when warm and our Poha Laddu is a classic besan laddu with almonds, pistachios, cashews and poha.

The hamper also includes some of our Sweet Shop favourites like Choco Butterscotch Barks, Super Crunch Chikki Mini and Bombay Bhel Chikki Mini.

P.S. Did you really think we wouldn’t have the Ukadiche Modak this year? Our Ganpati Collection would be incomplete without it! Our Ukadiche Modak has a sweet shop twist with a filling of jaggery, nuts, coconut and poppy seeds, served along with a spiced jaggery caramel!

So what are you waiting for? We are making sure we have as many Modaks as you shout out Moryas this year! Celebrate this Ganpati season with Bombay Sweet Shop and the Magic of Mithai!