Panchakajjaya is a simple offering that is made during Ganesha Chaturthi.Various kind of panchakajjaya are made. Roasted chana dal, bengal gram, poha and even with green gram they do prepare this offering of panchakajjaya. Here is one kind from the state of Karnataka using bengal gram dal.

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chauti is round the corner and we see so many blogs with dishes for the same. It is a important festival which is celebrated for ten days in some places. Ganesha idols are bought and beautiful decorations are made around with flowers and crafted motifs. Lord Ganesha is the eliminator of obstacles and also the  Lord of wisdom and learning. He is the God of beginnings in rites and ceremonies, precedings take place in good thought and note. Various offerings are made to the Lord. Modak, kadabu, chakli, panchakajjaya and sundal are some of the usual preparations made during this festivals. Panchakajjaya is a simple offering that is made during this festival.

Various kind of panchakajjaya are made. Roasted chana dal, bengal gram, poha and even with green gram they do prepare this offering of panchakajjaya. Here is one kind from the state of Karnataka using bengal gram dal.

Other Ganesh Chaturthi from the blog : Kadabu, kadale kalu usli/sundal, Instant Chakli

 

panchakajjaya
panchakajjaya

Recipe for Panchakajjaya

Ingredients:

Measurement used : 1 cup = 150 ml
  • 1 cup bengal gram dal (chana dal)
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sesame
  • 1tablespoon ghee
  • 2 cardamom powdered 

Method:

  1. Roast bengal gram on a low flame, it should not get burnt. Let cool, grind it to a powder.
  2. Roast the desiccated coconut lightly for a few seconds.
  3. Dry roast the sesame seeds until they splutter and give a nice aroma.
  4. Grind the sugar.
  5. Take a wide bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well.
  6. Panchakajaya offering is ready for Lord Ganesha.
ingredients of panchakajjaya
ingredients of panchakajjaya

Dry roast bengal gram, sesame and desiccated coconut seperately. Grind the sugar along with cardamom. All ingredients are shown in the picture above.

roasted bengal gram powder
roasted bengal gram powder

Powder the roasted bengal gram in a mixer.

making of panchakajjaya
making of panchakajjaya

Add sesame to it.

making of panchakajjaya
making of panchakajjaya

And then the desiccated coconut.

making of panchakajjaya
making of panchakajjaya

Finally the sugar. Mix all ingredients along with ghee.

making of panchakajjaya
making of panchakajjaya

Panchakajjaya is ready for offering to Lord Ganesha.

May Lord Ganesha bless us all.

Panchakajjaya

Panchakajjaya is a offering made to Lord Ganesha during Ganesha Chaturthi. It is easy to make and tasty to devour.

Course Other
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bengal gram
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sesame
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 cardamom powdered

Instructions

  1. Dry roast bengal gram on a low flame. It should not get burnt and evenly roasted to a golden colour.

  2. Dry roast the coconut gratings for a few second.

  3. Dry roast the sesame until it splutters and is golden in colour.

  4. Grind sugar along with cardamom to a powder.

  5. Grind roasted bengal gram to a powder.

  6. Add all the ingredients in a wide bowl and mix well with hand. 

  7. Panchakajaya is ready to serve

Recipe Notes

  • You can reduce the quantity of desiccated coconut.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Never eaten this before, but it reminded me of churi,made from atta that we make in North India for festivals

  2. I remember eating this at my friend’s house when I was in India!! Now I know how to make it.. saving the recipe will try soon!

  3. I’ve not heard of this special offering but it sure sounds delicious. We make something similar but don’t use grains but only coriander, fennel seeds, spices and sugar.

  4. Never heard this before and nor tasted it. We are usually made panjiri as a blog Prasad prepared with whole wheat flour. Will try this next Ganesh Chaturthi.

  5. I came to know about this Panchakajjaya once i entered blogsphere, earlier this prasad was quite an unknown one for me. Looks fabulous and prefect festive food.

  6. We make panchakhadhya for Ganesh Chaturthi which is made from 5 ingredients loved by Bappa and which start with the letter Kh in Marathi. Never tried this Prasad with Bengal gram..but will try out this year..thanks for the share

  7. That’s a lovely power packed snack! We make something similar in Punjab , called Panjeeri – a mix of slightly different roasted ingredients. You have reminded me of my grandmother.

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