Lord Ganesh’s favourite sweet dish is Ukadeecha Modak. These are like sweet steamed rice flour dumplings. It is customary to make these on the very first day of this festival. They are very delicate and tender and called modaks. Many pedhas too are shaped like them and sold at this time, in many Indian stores. It does take practice to make this delicate dessert. The inside is filled with coconut and jaggery. First, these special sweets are prepared and offered to God as Naivedhya and then distributed as Prasad to family and friends. It is a custom to serve Lord Ganesh 21 modaks.