Chanadal Panchakajjaya

Chanadal Panchakajjaya

This is prepared as Naivedya during Ganesha chaturthi and Krishna Janmashtami in our house and now my mom prepares it for Sankashti every month. Panchakajjaya is supposed to have 5 ingredients and here they are chanadal, jaggery, Coconut, black sesme, ghee.

Ingredients –
1. Chana Dal 250grms
2. Black Sesme – 1tsp
3. Coconut – 1
4. Jaggery – 400grms
5. Ghee – 2tsp

1. To prepare this Panchakajjaya, take a kadai and dry roast 250grms chana dal till aromatic.
2. Cool it completely and make a coarse powder.
3. Also dry roast about 1tsp of black sesme (teelu in konkani, ಕಪ್ಪು ಎಳ್ಳು).
4. Now grate 1 big Coconut, this has to be fresh one.
5. Also grate about 400grms jaggery.
6. Take a bowl add Coconut n jaggery and mix well to prepare choorna.
7. Now add chana dal powder and black sesme.
8. Mix well and finally add 2tsp ghee. This can be kept for about a week.

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Lunch Side Dish

Gulla bajji

Gulla Bajji / Brinjal Gojju

There are a number of ways in which we cook food – boiling, steaming, frying etc. In this recipe we directly fry the brinjal on gas. If we have wood fire the taste will be still enhanced. This is a simple yet lip smacking recipe if you like fire roasted veggies.

1. big brinjal
2. Tamarind – lemon sized
3. Grated coconut – about 5tsp
4. Green Chilly -4-5
5. Salt
6. Coconut oil – 2tsp

  •  Take one big brinjal and roast it directly on flame. Keep turning it so that it is cooked evenly from all the sides.
  •  Cool it and remove outer skin which will be charred.
  •  Now have a look at inner content for any spoilt spots or worms. Once done mash it well with hands.
  •  Now take a small lemon sized tamarind and prepare its extract by adding water.
  •  To mashed brinjal add about 5tsp grated coconut, 4-5 crushed green chilly (depending on spice level). If you have birds eye chilly use them.
  •  Add salt to taste, tamarind extract and mixed everything well with hands.
  •  Finally add 2tsp of Coconut oil and mix.

This goes well with pej/ಗಂಜಿ or dali toy.