The regular Panchakkajeya is made of a mixture of coconut, jaggery, roasted Moong Dal/ Split Green Gram and Chana Dal/Split Bengal Gram. The powdered one is an instant one and is equally tasty as it makes use of Copra or dry coconut. Usually made during the month of Shravan as an offering to the Sun God and holy Tulsi (Basil) it is also made during Ganesh Chaturthi. The convenience of parceling it to members of the family who could not participate in the rituals or festival cannot be denied .
- 200 gms Roasted Bengal Gram Dal /Hurakadle/Daalia
- 100 gms Dry Coconut /Copra
- 2 tbsps black Sesame seeds
- 11 tsps sugar
Dry roast the roasted Bengal Gram Dal for a few minutes till it gives its aroma. Alternatively you can microwave it for a couple of minutes. Allow to cool thoroughly. Dry roast the sesame seeds till they splutter. Make a fine powder of the dry coconut and sugar. Add the cooled roasted Bengal Gram Dal and the Cardamom powder and powder the ingredients. Tip it into a container and add the roasted sesame seeds. Mix thoroughly and store in an airtight container. You can add more copra instead of gram dal if you like the nutty flavour of the copra. The colour too changes accordingly. Looks more white.
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