Dry fruit panchakhadya - panchakhajjaya recipe with a video and step by step written instructions. Ganesh festival is celebrated for 10 days starting from Ganesh Chaturthi. Panchakhadya or Panchakhajjaya is made for Ganesh/Ganapati naivedya and distributed as prasad or khirapat to devotees.
Panchakhadya or Panchakhajjaya is made with minimum 5 ingredients. 'Pancha' means 5 in Indian languages. Dry fruit panchakhadya - panchakhajjaya is a healthy recipe may be made in powder form or laddoo or Modak form.
How to make Dry fruit Panchakhadya - Panchakhajjaya
Ingredients for Dry fruit Panchakhadya - Panchakhajjaya
Cashew nuts - 15
Dried figs - anjeer - 5
Dry coconut - 2 tbsp
Roasted poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Rock candy sugar - 2 tbsp
Dates - (Kharik or khajoor) - 6
Step by step instructions for making Panchakhadya - Panchakhajjaya
Add all the ingredients to a blender jar. Pulse a few times to get coarse powder as shown below in the image. Add powder to a plate or bowl.
Do not make the powder too fine. Mix well and form into rounds - laddoos or in Modak form. If you have a modak mould, you may use that. I got 11 laddoos with the quantity of ingredients given above.
Tips and variations
You may add other dry fruits if you wish.
Sugar is optional. The sweetness of raisins, dates and figs is enough.
Keep this in powder form or make laddoos or modak.
you may use desiccated coconut instead of kopra pieces.
If you are not able to bind into any shape, add a few drops of ghee, mix well and you will be able to form any shape.
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