Kodbevu Sakkare Panchkadayi

Kodbevu sakkare panchkadayi is made on Ugadi day as prasad in temples ( around Mangalore ) . This is made with neem leaves & sugar and given as prasad to all devotees who visit the temple on this festival day ! We can make this at home too and offer as prasad ! My dear FB friend –Padmini Kamath has kindly shared the recipe along with pics ..so do try out !

Ingredients :-

  • Neem Leaves – a handful
  • Sugar – 5 to 6 tsp
  • Chanadal -2 tsp
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch
  • Ghee 1 tsp

Method :-

  1. Clean and wash the neem leaves .
  2. Pat them dry on a clean towel . Leave to dry for some more time .See that there are no traces of water .
  3. Powder coarsely the sugar .
  4. In a kadai add the ghee.
  5. Add the chanadal and lower the flame to sim .
  6. Now add the neem leaves and roast till they become crisp .
  7. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle the sugar & cardamom powders .
  8. Gently crush the neem leaves and mix so that they are evenly coaated with the sugar.
  9. Let cool and then transfer to a bowl to be offered as naivedya !

Note :- you can also use jaggery powder that is available now instead of sugar too.

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