Ganpati season is on in full swing and we all know what that means! Let’s face it, we are all guilty of gorging on those modaks no matter how much we promise ourselves to go easy on them.

The regret and guilt kick in as soon as the skin starts showing those after-effects of binging on too many sweets. All that ghee and sugar you consume is going to show on your skin eventually!

But don’t worry, we totally understand your love of modaks and that is why we dug up the internet for three healthy modak recipes that will allow you to binge on modaks without harming your skin…
 

Baked modak

Baked modak

It’s always better when it’s baked! And modaks are no different. Made from jaggery, khoya, and crushed coconut, this variation of modak is not just healthy but also tasty. Jaggery is a healthy replacement for sugar and it is good for your skin too. It has antioxidants and minerals like zinc and selenium that work as a detox that flushes out the toxins from your body. Jaggery also helps maintain the elasticity of your skin and prevenst ageing.

 

Steamed modak

Steamed modak

These scrumptious steamed modaks are popular with the health buffs. Steam modaks are made with rice flour, coconut and jaggery. Coconut contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents which prevent bacterial infections and acne. Rice flour is a popular ingredient in many skin care products. This is because it has anti-ageing properties which is good for dull skin. Its oil absorption properties help treat oily skin.

 

Oats modak

Oats modak

We Indians know how to turn any food into a tasty delicacy and oats are no exception. Oats modak are the best way to combine health with flavour during Ganesh Chaturthi. Its primary ingredients are oats and jaggery. We know the benefits of jaggery well, but oats are just as useful for skin care. Rich in anti-oxidants, oats help treat skin damaged and keep it soft and supple.