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
What you do with what you have:
1. Grate coconut, peal cardamom, grate jaggery and keep it aside.
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
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!!!!
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.