Panchagadayi as the name suggests has five main ingredients – broken wheat , Moong dal , Chana dal , jaggery & coconut , This is to be especially prepared on Janmashtami and given as prasad! this is mainly made by the Kochi side GSBs. Hope for this Janmashtami you will surely make this & enjoy with family & friends !!!!!
  • Broken wheat ( Dalia , gova konu)- 1 cup
  • Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Chana dal – 1/2 cup
  •  Jaggery – 1 & half cups or as per taste
  • Coconut – 1 large
  • Cashews – 10-15
  • Cardamom – 1 tsp powder
  • Ghee for frying cashews

Method ;

  1. Grate the coconut and extract the first thick milk;  ( about half a cup ) .keep aside .
  2. Extract the second & third milks too .Make atleast 3 cups of milk
  3. Lightly roast the dals till aromatic .
  4. Wash the dals & gova konu & pressure cook them together using the thin coconut milks . (don’t use water here – use enough of the coconut milk  only for cooking )
  5. Melt the jaggery  completely in 1/4 cup water  by heating . strain the liquid to  remove the impurities . If your jaggery is impurity free , you may avoid this step  Just grate the jaggery  before adding.
  6. To the cooked dal & gova konu add the liquid  jaggery
  7. Bring to a boil and let simmer for some more time until the dals have blended well with the jaggery .
  8. Now add the first coconut milk , switch off flame when it starts to boil .
  9.  Fry  the cashews in ghee & add it to the payasu/ kheer
  10. Consistency is according to how you like it . remember this always tends to thicken when cooled.
  11. Add the powdered cardamom , stir well . your Panchagadayi is ready to be served !

Enjoy hot or cold . In fact the taste develops the next day . so refrigerate and use !

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