Desserts Prasad Items

Panchakkajeya Recipe

Panchakkajeya literally translated means mixture of five items. This is an offering made to the Lord by the GSB community of Karnataka in India. Chana Dal/Bengal Gram Dal and Moong Dal/Green Gram Dal is roasted and ground coarsely to make this preparation. Traditionally whole Chana/ Bengal Gram was roasted and deskinned and then powdered coarsely. Some people also mix Amaranth (Rajgira/Lhayi) to it.

Ingredients :

  • 1/2kg Jaggery
  • 2 small Coconuts grated
  • 150gms Chana dal/Bengal Gram Dal
  • 150 gms Moong dal/Green Gram Dal
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder.
  • 1fistful Til/sesame seeds

Method :
Dry roast the chana dal and the moong dal separately to a rich golden brown and powder it to a Rava/semolina like consistency. Dry roast the til too till it splutters. All the roasting must be done on a gentle flame and by stirring constantly.
Place jaggery in a pan. Add one glass of water and boil till all the jaggery is dissolved and tiny bubbles appear at the sides. Add the grated coconut and boil well for a couple of minutes and switch off. Add the chana dal and moong dal powder, roasted til n the elaichi powder. Mix well.

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