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.
- 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.
- 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 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.