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.
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.

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