Happy Ganesh Chaturthi Everyone! This delicious vegan mango burfi fudge will get you started for the celebration!
Use the really ripe mango puree for the best results. Add saffron or cardamom or vanilla extract for variations in taste. These burfis are soft, melt in your mouth fudgy. If you like ripe mango, you will love these. Add some protein powder to these mango bars for a protein snack fudge bar!
Ganesh /Vinayak chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of the god Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, who helps remove obstacles and is the god of wisdom. The festival involves installing clay Idols of lord Ganesh in public pandals (temporary shrines) or at home, which are worshiped for ten days with a variety of herbal leaves and plants. the idol and the herbs are immersed at the end of the festival in a water body(lake). This was in practice to help purify/sanitize the lake water when that was the only source of potable water. Now of course the festival has changed to a celebration of show with the super large idols, use of toxic material to make the idols, large scale festivities, and immersion in any water body including oceans.