panchakajjaya
Panchakajjaya Ganesha Chaturthi Special
Written by Jayashree
Published on August 23, 2017

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 recipes from the blog : Kadabu, kadale kalu usli/sundal, Instant Chakli

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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
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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
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roasted bengal gram powder

Powder the roasted bengal gram in a mixer.

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Add sesame to it.

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And then the desiccated coconut.

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Finally the sugar. Mix all ingredients along with ghee.

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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. Soma

    Lovely recipe for Ganesh Chathurthi. Will try for sure.

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  2. aanchalgupta3

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

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  3. Shubha

    yummy panchakajjaya..happy ganesh chaturthi to u and ur family

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  4. Lathiya

    This is new to me..looks delicious

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  5. Soniya

    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!

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  6. Jagruti

    First time I am encountering this recipe, it’s interesting.

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  7. srividhya

    Love these traditional recipes. Happy Vinayaka Chatruthi.

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  8. Shobha Keshwani

    Prasadam looks nice and simple to make .. I have never tasted it anytime.

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  9. Pavani

    Very traditional recipe – it is very easy and simple to make too. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  10. mayurisjikoni

    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.

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  11. Batter Up With Sujata

    Thank you so much for introducing me to this recipe. Never heard before. Learning many new things from different states. This looks divine. Great share.

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  12. Jolly

    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.

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  13. Priya Suresh

    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.

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  14. themadscientistskitchen

    We call this panch khadya and this I remember as a child doling our minuscule quantities as I wanted the major share. Lovely share.

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  15. Ruchi

    Wonderful recipe. Definately would love to try soon .

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  16. Poonam Bachhav

    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

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  17. marianasir1973

    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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  18. cookingwithsapana

    We make something similar with roasted wheat flour for satnarayan pooja. This is very delicious and divine too.

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  19. Jagruti

    I have never tried this dish, but we have something similar dish called Panjiri. Looks so divine and yummy.

    Reply
  20. Preethi Prasad

    We often make it for ganesh chaturthi. Fantastic share Jayashree.

    Reply

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