Friday, October 17, 2008

Chane Pancha kajjay

Pancha kajjay's are usually a sweet offerings made to god using 5 ingredients and mostly has these five ingredients in them :- coconut,jaggrey, elaichi, poha, laayi, til, kade sakkar,sugarcane pieces,banana etc.
The recipe for panchakajjay below is what I rember fron my childhood, prepared by my Mauma on Krishna janmastami.

Chana Dal - 1 cup
Jaggery - 4-6 tsp
Black til - 1 tsp
elaichi - 1/2 tsp
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 2 tbs

Dry roast til and keep aside. Dry roast chana dal and cool. Powder in a coffee grinder to a coarse consistency. The dana dal should be found in bits, not completely powdered.
Heat Jaggery and Ghee in a pan and melt the jaggrey. Add powdered chana dal, elaichi, til and coconut.
Sugar cane pieces and banana pieces are served along with this too as a prasad.