It’s the festive season in India, after Teej, Onam, Eid, Raksha Bandhan and Janmashtami, we are gearing up for Ganesh Chaturthi. This year the 10-day long extravaganza will commence on 10th September, 2021 with much fervour around the country, especially in the state of Maharashtra. On the festive occasion, devotees of Lord Ganesha bring home beautifully sculpted and painted Ganesha idols and shower the deity with flowers, prasad, bhog. Like any other auspicious Indian festival, Vinayak Chaturthi too is incomplete without sweets and savories, which are made keeping in mind what Lord Ganesha loved.

The bhog which is offered to Lord Ganesha is full of different types of modaks as it is considered to be one of Ganpati's most favourite sweets. He is also called Modakpriya in the scriptures due to his love for modak. Therefore, everything from fried modak, dry fruit modak to even chocolate modak is made to offer him. However, your bhog can have multiple other sweets that are equally irresistible, including decadent barfis.

Barfi is a typical Indian sweet that we can binge on any time. You name a flavour and it can be incorporated in a Barfi. Beetroot, carrot, almond, coconut and so on. But the classic kaju katli never fails to impress us. Kaju or cashew nut barfi is the quintessential celebratory sweet that can be seen across Indian homes around festivals. Decorated with silver varq, kaju ki barfi literally translates to a cashew slice that is mixed by combining the rich nut with milk and sugar. But did you know you can spin it in different flavours as well? Here is a rose-flavoured kaju barfi by Chef Manav Tyagi, that you can easily make at home!

Rose Kaju Barfi By Chef Manav Tyagi


White chocolate - 500gm

Roasted cashews - 200 gms

Dry rose petals - 2 gm

Camphor - 1-2 drops

Saffron   - 10 drops

Cardamom - 5 drops

Rose syrup - 5 drops


1. Melt the chocolate, add half of the cashew nuts

2. Add rest of the ingredients. Mix well and pour it in moulds.

3. Now add the rest of the roasted cashews on top along with rose petals.

4. Keep it in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.

6. Cut and serve.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!