We are all set to welcome our Gannu baba home this friday on Sept 10,2021. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great fervor in India and by Indians worldwide. We celebrate it with great devotion at my place too.Today I am sharing a quick Panchakajjaya Ladoo (Festive Special) recipe to offer as Nivedyam. If you are looking for easy and last minute recipes then this is for you.There are many variations of Panchakajjaya.This is one of the favorite dish of Lord Ganesh. This is a from Udupi Cuisine.
Some Facts of Ganesh Chaturthi:
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesh to earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother Goddess Parvati.
The festival begins with the installation of Ganesh clay idols privately in homes and in Public Pandals.
The festival will end on the tenth day after start, when the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, and is then immersed in a nearby water body.
These days people are very conscious about our environment and have Eco Friendly Ganesh Idols.
Every day a Neivedyam must be offered to the Lord.
The festival celebrates Lord Ganesh as the God of New Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles .
Main Ingredients of Panchakajjaya Ladoo (Festive Special):
There are 5 main ingredient to make this Panchakajjaya Ladoo.
Dal is one of the main ingredient. You can use channa dal or Moong dal or a mix of both.There are many variations to this recipe.
Fresh Grated Coconut :. It enhances the taste of Panchakajjaya mix.
Ghee :used to bind the panchakajjay ladoo.
Cashews : used here to add a rich texture and taste.
Jaggery powder: used as a sweetner. You can use sugar as well.
Cardamom powder : used to enhance the aroma of this dish.
Recipe for Panchakajjaya Ladoo (Festive SPecial):
Author: Preethi Prasad
Prep Time : 5 Mins
Cook Time : 10 Mins
Total Time : 15 mins
Course : Dessert /Festive Special
Wide bottom Pan
Ingredients of Panchakajjaya Ladoo (Festive Special):
3/4 Cup Channa Dal
1/4 Cup Moong Dal
1/2 Cup Jaggery Powder
3 Tsp Ghee
8 Cashews cut into small pieces
1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder
1 Cup Freshly grated Coconut
Dry Roast Chana dal and Moong dal for 4-5 minutes. Grind them to a slightly coarse powder or fine powder as per your choice.I made slightly coarse powder.
Heat ghee in a pan. Slightly roast the cashews until golden brown. Remove and keep them aside.
In the same pan add jaggery powder .Once it melts completely add freshly grated coconut and mix well for about 2 minutes.
Now add the dal powder and mix well. Keep it on low flame for about 2 minutes.
Lastly add roasted cashews and cardamom powder and mix well.
Let it cool. You can offer this mix as neivedyam too.
Let it cool slightly. Take a small portion of the mix and shape them into round ladoos.
You can garnish with grated coconut and offer to Lord Ganesh as Neivedyam.