Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganesha Festival is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi in Sanskrit.Tamil,Kannada and Telugu and Chavath in Konkani. It is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar of Bhaadrapaada starting on the shukla chathurthi(fourth day of the waxing moon period).The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Ananta Chaturdashi. This festival is observed in the lunar month of bhadrapada shukla paksha chathurthi madhyahana vyapini purvaviddha.
Hot water - 1-1 1/2 cups
Grated jaggery - 1 cup
Powdered cardamom - 1 tsp
Knead into a smooth dough,adding more water if required.
Mix the ingredients for the filling.
Using a foil,spread the dough into a round shape and keep a tbsp of filling inside.
Seal the sides so that the filling stays in place.
Steam in a steamer or idli cooker for 10-15 minutes.
I kept the pathalis in an idli stand.
You could also use banana leaves in place of foil,which will give the adas a nice aroma.
Enjoy the pathalis...but not before you offer some to Lord Ganesha!!