Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pancha Kajjaya

This is supposed be Lord Ganesha's favorite. This dish is prepared using five ingredients and so comes the name.


Bengal Gram - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup, grated
Sesame Seeds - 2 tbsps
Cardamom - 1 tsp


  1. Dry roast bengal gram till slightly brown in color(on medium flame).
  2. Dry roast sesame seeds and coconut separately till slightly brown(on medium flame).
  3. Powder sugar and cardamom.
  4. Blend roasted bengal gram and coconut into a coarse powder.
  5. Mix powdered sugar, cardamom, bengal gram and coconut.
  6. Add roasted sesame seeds and mix well.
  7. Once cooled to room temperature store in an air tight container.
P.S: You can replace sesame seeds with roasted cashew nuts


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