How to make Panchkhadya -

Laddoos made from rava mixed with nuts, some times served as ‘Prasad’.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Semolina, Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Desserts

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Panchkhadya

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Panchkhadya Recipe

  • Semolina 1 cup

  • Cashewnuts chopped 5

  • Walnuts chopped 3

  • Almonds chopped 6

  • Pistachios chopped 8

  • Ghee 1/2 cup

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Milk 1 cup

Method

Step 1

Heat two teaspoons of ghee and lightly fry cashewnuts, walnuts and almonds. Keep aside. Heat two tablespoons of ghee in a deep pan and roast semolina on low heat till it turns light brown.

Step 2

Add sugar and milk and cook till the mixture becomes sticky. Add the remaining ghee and mix. Add the lightly fried cashewnuts, walnuts, almonds and pistachios and raisins to the mixture and mix well.

Step 3

Remove the pan from heat and keep it covered for about fifteen minutes. Divide into eight to ten equal portions and shape them into laddoos.

Step 4

Serve when cool and dry. These laddoos do not keep for long so should be consumed fast.

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