How to make Panchakhadya -

A rich mixture of dried coconut, poppy seeds and dried fruits with sugar.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Dried coconut ( khopra) (खोपरा), Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) (खसखस/पोस्तो )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Panchakhadya Recipe Card


Hindi: nariyal
Coastal cuisine of India loves the coconut. Be it Goan or Malwani, Karnatak, Tamilian or from Kerala, the taste of coconut reigns supreme. Think about a rich fish curry and try making it obliterating the coconut! It will pass off as a fake. Very correctly termed as the ‘plant of life,’ each and every part of the coconut plant is useful in one or the other way.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Panchakhadya Recipe

  • Dried coconut ( khopra) grated 2 cups

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 2 tablespoons

  • Roasted almonds chopped 4-5

  • Pistachios roasted, chopped 8-10

  • Cashewnuts roasted, chopped 5-6

  • Dried dates (chuhare) roughly chopped 4-5

  • Powdered sugar 4 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch

  • Nutmeg powder a pinch


Step 1

Dry roast coconut and poppy seeds separately on low heat till golden brown and crisp. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Step 2

Mix together roasted coconut, poppy seeds, almonds, pistachios, cashewnuts and dates in a bowl.

Step 3

Add powdered sugar, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder and mix well.

Step 4


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