Celebration With A Cause: Rintu Rathod Introduces 'Kheer Ganpati'

After making chocolate ganpati for over 8 years, founder of Food Army Rintu Rathod has prepared a Kheer Ganpati which will be immersed in milk and the resultant kheer will be distributed among the underprivileged kids.


After introducing the unforgettable 'Chocolate Ganesha' 8 years ago, Rintu Rathod has come up with yet another quirky Lord Ganesha idol - 'The Payasam (Kheer) Ganesha'. A designer turned home-baker and the founder of Food Army, Rintu Rathod had made a 35 kg chocolate Ganesha and immersed it in 90 litres of milk. She then distributed the chocolate milk to underprivileged kids. 

Rintu Rathod with Chocolate Ganpati

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This initiative led many people to opt for edible Ganesh idol and distribute it among underprivileged kids after immersion. Rintu Rathod started taking orders for Chocolate Ganesha and this year introduced 'Kheer Ganesha' in her house. 

I was working for the last 9 months to develop a formula to make Ganesha in an ancient Indian way. Termed as amrit, kheer has been served as a prasad in our temples since time immemorial. The idol is loaded with dry fruits, milk powder, broken rice, sugar, cardamom, saffron etc. Pure, divine and blissful just like my chocolate Ganesha, this kheer ganesha will be immersed in milk after which the kheer will be distributed among kids cause celebration is all about ensuring that no one sleeps empty stomach. - Rintu Rathod 

Talking about the challenges faced while making the Kheer Ganpati she further said, 

Along with the 9 months of planning and continuous work of 2 days, it was very difficult for me to keep the ants and various types of insects away from the idol. As a natural remedy, I have kept cinnamon and cloves around the idol which prevents it from ants. Strict hygiene has been maintained during the making of the idol as children are going to consume it. Unlike using edible colours in chocolate Ganesha, Kheer Ganesha does not have any of it and has been kept simple.  If one observes carefully the red tikka on the idol is made out of saffron. The room temperature is at 20-degree Celcius 24x7 to ensure that it is intact in shape. 

What's better than celebrating while caring for the environment and humanity at the same time? 

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