Saturday, October 31, 2009

Powdered Gram Festival Prasadam (Chaney Panchakajjaya)

With the onset of month of Shraavanam or Saawan, the pooja's and the rituals begin. I personally love all the festivals and the various celebrations associated with each of them. These are special moments when I really miss home. Mom makes this tasty and simple Chaney Panchakajjaya which is Powdered Gram Festival Prasadam. Recently she made it on Lakshmi Pooja day. Thanks Mom for the lovely picture!

Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Chana Dal (powdered) - 1 cup
Jaggery (sliced roughly) - 4-6 tablespoons
Black Sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon
Ghee - 2 tablespoon
Cardamom powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Grated Coconut - 6 tablespoons

Heat Jaggery and Ghee in a saucepan and bring to a molten state. Once melted completely, add grated coconut and cardamom powder. Separately, roast Black Sesame seeds and add to the mixture. Mix in the ingredients to form a well collected mixture. Powder the Chana Dal and add to the mixture. Stir well and set to cool. Serves as a tasty Prasadam on festival occasions and important ceremonies.

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