Panchakajjaya recipe | How to make panchakajjaya

By Latha on Sept 1st, 2016

Panchakajjaya recipe

Panchakajjaya recipe explained with step by step pictures. Panchakajjaya is prepared using gram dal, sugar, coconut, ghee and sesame seeds or cashews. Panchakajjaya is offered as naivedyam for Lord Ganesha. This very easy and tasty naivedyam recipe is generally prepared during ganesha festival.

There are so many types and versions of panchakajjaya. The basic idea is to have 5 ingredients. I am expaling two types here. One is my mothers version and the second one is my mother-in-law's. Hindus believe that the "Lord Ganesha" likes to eat varieties of sweets and savories like chakkuli, kayi kadubu, kari kadubu, modaka, panchakajjaya, varieties of laddus and sundals (usli).

I have posted many Karnataka style sweet recipes like halu bai, thambittu, roasted gram laddu, carrot halwa, rava kesari bath, banana halwa, coconut burfi and badam puri recipes.

Panchakajjaya recipe

Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Serves: 1 cup

Ingredients for type 1: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup gram dal or chana dal or kadle bele
  2. 1/2 cup finely grated fresh coconut or dessicated coconut
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1/8 cup sesame seeds or til or ellu
  5. 1 tbsp ghee
  6. 1 cardamom

Ingredients for type 2: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup gram dal or chana dal or kadle bele
  2. 1/4 cup finely grated coconut
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1/4 cup broken cashews
  5. 4 tbsp ghee
  6. 2 cardamom

Instructions for making panchakajjaya (Type 1):

  1. Dry roast the gram dal under low medium flame until light brown.gram dal for panchakajjaya
  2. When it is cool, transfer it to a mixer grinder and grind it into a fine powder.grinding gram dal for panchakajjaya
  3. Dry roast sesame seeds until they are swollen and starts crackling. Keep it aside.roasting sesame seeds for panchakajjaya
  4. Dry grind the sugar and keep it aside.sugar for panchakajjaya
  5. Now take powdered gram dal, grated coconut, roasted sesame seeds, ghee and powdered sugar in a bowl or plate.ingredients for panchakajjaya
  6. Mix everything well and it is done. Panchakajjaya (mother's version) is ready.mixing panchakajjaya

Instructions for making panchakajjaya (Type 2):

  1. Like above dry roast the gram dal under low medium flame until light brown.gram dal for panchakajjaya
  2. When it is cool, grind it into a fine powder using mixer grinder. Powdered in 2 batches.grinding gram dal for panchakajjaya
  3. Also dry grind the sugar and keep it aside.sugar for panchakajjaya
  4. Roast the cashews in little ghee and keep it aside.sugar for panchakajjaya
  5. Now in a bowl take powdered gram dal and powdered sugar. Mix them well.ingredients for panchakajjaya
  6. Now melt the ghee, pour in and mix well.mixing panchakajjaya
  7. At the end add in roasted cashews, powdered coconut and cardamom.mixing panchakajjaya
  8. Mix everything well and it is done. Panchakajjaya (Mother-in-law's version) is ready.mixing panchakajjaya

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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