August 31, 2009
The festive season has started with Vinayaga Chathurthi.As Lord Ganesha is considered as the first God by many of us when starting anything new,the festive season also starts by worshipping him first.This month's ICC is a very apt one and I managed to make this different dish which I would otherwise would have never done.I had followed the same recipe as Mints without any changes.
PANCHAKHADYA FROM MINTS
1 cup grated dry coconut
4-5 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp poppy seeds
4-5 dried dates (Maharashtrians call it kharik)
1/2 tbsp cardamom powder
4-5 tbsp coarsely powdered mixed nuts (almonds,cashews, pistachios)
pinch of nutmeg powder
1. Dry roast grated coconut on a very light heat and set aside
2. dry roast poppy seeds and grind them coarsely after cooling them for 5 minutes
3. take the seeds off the dried dates and grind them coarsely as well.
4. Mix all these ingredients and nuts powder, cardamom, nutmeg, powdered sugar together and offer to Ganesha as prasad