Panchkhadya, like Khirapat, is another Prasad – an offering – made especially during the Ganeshotsav festival. It is called so because five ingredients are used to make this Prasad.


A sweet Prasad - offering - for Ganpati Bappa.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Dates, dry dates, gaeshotsav, Ganeshotsav offering, Ganeshotsav prasad, ganpati, Ganpati offering, Ganpati Prasad, Khajur, kharik, khus khus, panchkhadya, poppy seeds, seedless dates
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Anuya


  • 1 Cup Grated dry coconut
  • 1 Cup Dry dates (Kharik)
  • 1 Cup Seedless Dates (Khajur)
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar cubes You can use fine or powdered sugar too. Just double the quantity.
  • 2 Tbsp Poppy Seeds


  • Dry roast the grated coconut and set aside to cool.
    Roasted dry coconut
  • Dry roast the dry and wet dates and set aside to cool.
  • When the dates cool down, grind them roughly and remove in a bowl.
  • In the same pot, add the roasted coconut, poppy seeds and sugar cubes and make a fine powder. Add this powder to the dates and mix well. Make sure there are no lumps.
    Panchkhadya mix
  • Panchkhadya is ready.


Panchkhadya can be made three to four days in advance and stored up to fifteen days in an air-tight container. It does not spoil as we have used all dry ingredients.