Mande - A to Z Maharashtrian Sweet
Mande has been on my to-do list for the longest period. Still, when I was finalizing the list for this series, I never thought about it as it never struck me that it was a Maharashtrian sweet. I had bookmarked because I was planning to make different Neivedyams for Ganesh Chaturthi and never came about making this.
I had on the list starting with M, sweets like Moogachya Peethache Laadoo, Masala Doodh, Mangana. Since I seem to have ended up making quite some ladoos, I thought of Moogachya Peethache, which is moong dal laddos, then read about Mangana, which was the same as our channa dal payasam. As I already have both Amma's and Athamma's version shared, there was nothing new to the recipe.
I was still thinking over this when an FB link took me to a blog that I used to read long back. I happened to read through a couple of posts when suddenly this Mande popped up. I immediately went back to my pending list and lo I have this bookmarked. The recipe is so simple and quick to get done. Obviously, you will find me frying at the fall of a pin, so I wondered why I delayed in making this for so long. Still, I was happy I have a new one in the series to be shared here.
When I had made and enjoyed the sweet, it reminded me of something similar that we make. I am not able to pinpoint. However, this is a sweet indulgence and so quick to make that you can do it in no time if your kids want some sweets for snacks. Which mine never does, so I may have to rethink on that.
According to the source, these Chavde are popular during Ganesh Chaturthi pooja, along with Modak. I can only imagine how much enjoyment goes in while enjoying these sweets.
These sweets were also the quickest to disappear. It was unbelievable that these got over within minutes of clicking these pictures. So take my word, make these, and enjoy!
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