Bengalgram panchakajjaya(Chane panchakadayi) Ganesh chathurthi special

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                                                   Ready to serve Chane panchakadayi

Time taken : 45 minutes


Bengalgram/Chick pea/in english is chano/kadle in konkani and kannada respectively.  In konkani houses for any pooja Panchakajjaya is the main prasad in addition to other items.  I have already put up Hurkadle panchakajjaya, Hesaru /Greengram panchakajjaya, Tulsi pooja panchakajjaya , Bengalgram dal panchakajjaya etc..,  This is the prasadam for Ganesh chathurthi in most of the houses.  Here we use the brown variety chick pea which tastes great for this dish.

What you need to have:

1. Brown Chick peas – 1/2 cup

2. Fresh grated coconut – 1 cup

3. Jaggery grated – 3/4 cup

4. Sesame seeds – 1 tablespoon

5. Cardamom –  5-6

6. Pure ghee – 1 teaspoonKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                     Ingredients of chane panchkadayi

What you do with what you have:

1. Grate coconut, peal cardamom, grate jaggery and keep it aside.

2. Dry roast chick pea in a skillet on medium flame till you get a pleasant aroma.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                   Chickpea being dry roasted

3. On cooling just run roasted chickpeas in the mixer on whipper mode for a few seconds to get rid of the husk.(just transfer the chickpea on a plate and blow slowly and the husk is gone

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                             Husk of chickpea being removed

4. Wash, drain water and dry roast sesame seeds in a spatula till it splutters.DSCN0624


                                               Sesame seeds being dry roasted

5. Again transfer roasted dal  to the mixer along with pealed cardamom and run it to a medium coarse consistency.  Transfer grated coconut and jaggery to a wide bowl and mix it with your hands in such a way that it forms a homogeneous mix called choorna.  Finally add the roasted dal mix from the mixer, roasted sesame seeds to it and again mix it well to in a uniform way to form the final product called the panchakajjaya.  Add a dash of pure ghee and mix!!!Yummy panchakajjaya is ready to serve!!!!

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                    All ingredients transferred to a wide bowl 

6.When mixed would be as below and is ready to serve.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                   Ready to serve chane pankadayi    

Time taken: 45 minutes

Serves around :20

Good to remember: 1. Dry roast chick pea in such a way that you do not burn it as it turns bitter if done.

2. One can replace sugar in place of jaggery.

3. Store the left over dish in fridge.


5 thoughts on “Bengalgram panchakajjaya(Chane panchakadayi) Ganesh chathurthi special

    Aruna Panangipally said:
    August 28, 2014 at 5:34 am

    What a unique prasadam! Thank you for this one. 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Hi Aruna,

      This is the common prasad for any puja and especially for Ganesh chathurthi in most of the G.S.B homes.

    Priya said:
    August 29, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Very different and totally new for me..

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 29, 2014 at 12:59 am

      Hi Priya,

      Thanx a lot for your comments. Long time i think you visiting my blog. Happy Ganesh chathurthi to you and your family!!!!

    Sushma Mallya said:
    September 8, 2014 at 3:38 am

    My fav …you have presented and explained so beautifully 🙂

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