“Panchyamrut” is a festive recipe, which is prepared primarily by Maharashtrian Brahmin and Kayastha communities. It is sweet, sour and spicy in taste. “Panchyamrut” means – offering to the Lord by mixing the 5 foods – Or Pancha-Khadya, namely – Dates, Cashews, Coconut, Peanuts and Raisins.

Ingredients –

  1. Dried Dates – cut into pieces- Half bowl
  2. Raisins – 1/4th bowl
  3. Jaggery – cut into pieces – Half bowl
  4. Dried Coconut – cut into small pieces – 3/4th bowl
  5. Cashew pieces – Half bowl
  6. Boiled Peanuts – 1 bowl
  7. Tamarind paste – 1/4th bowl
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  9. Sesame seeds – roasted – Half bowl
  10. Green Chillies – cut into small pieces -5
  11. Turmeric powder – Half tsp
  12. Salt as per taste

Preparation –

  • Heat the cooking pan and add very little oil
  • Once the oil is hot, add the green chilly pieces and saute them. If your chilies are spicier, you can add 1 less chilly.
  • Add the Dried Dates pieces, Coconut pieces, Cashew pieces and Raisins. Saute them well for about half a minute.
  • Add the boiled peanuts. Kindly note that the peanuts are plain boiled without any salt.
  • Mix them well and saute for half a minute.
  • Add Tamarind paste, Turmeric powder, Garam Masala, Salt as per taste and the Jaggery. Saute them well and add about half a bowl of water.
  • Keep the lid on the cooking pan and let it cook on a low flame for about a minute for the Jaggery to melt.
  • Remove the lid after a minute and check if the Jaggery has melted.
  • Crush the roasted Sesame seeds into a fine powder in the mixer and add the same to the pan. Mix it well.
  • Keep the lid on the pan again and let it cook for about a minute on a low flame.
  • Panchyamrut is ready.

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