Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Prasadam------Panchakajjaya and Sehee(sweet) Avalakki(beaten rice)

This special sweets we prepare in many festivals and poojas as prasad.This is a speciality of South Kanara and Udipi district of karanataka.The name Panchakajjaya its self tells you that panch means five kajjayas that is  ingredients are used to make this special prasadam.sehe/sweet Avalakki literally means sweet beaten rice.Its a quick recipe and usually prepared for special occasions.The main ingredient is coconut and jaggary here.During Ganesh Chaturthi and Krishnajanashtami we usually prepare this prasada.Many different types of Panchakajjaya can be prepared ,using different main ingredients like Hessaru belle(green gram dal),Kadalle belle(chana dal),sesame seeds,cashews etc .This year for Ganesh Chaturthi we prepared Kadalle belle(chana dal) Panchakajjaya and for Krishnajamashtami Sesame seeds one.

Ingredients:For panchakajjaya:
1tbsp Gram dal(kaddalle belle)
1-2tsp ghee
1/2tsp coriander powder
1tbsp fresh grated coconut
2tbsp grated jaggary

Take a pan put 1tsp ghee and gram(chana dal) and fry till it turns light brown color on slow flame.
Dry powder the dal.
Take a bowl add grated jaggary and coconut(you can also dry grind the coconut in blender) and mix them properly.now add above dal powder and coriander powder .Mix them all  properly,add remaining ghee and mix thoroughly.
Your quick,easy and tasty prasadam is ready.

Ingredients:Sweet Avalakki(beaten rice)

1 Cup thin beaten rice (poha/avalakki)
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
1tsp coriander powder
1/2cup jaggary

Take a bowl mix grated jaggary and coconut along with cardamon powder   thoroughly.
Now add beaten rice and mix them properly till jaggary ,coconut and poha is nicely mixed.

Finally add ghee and mix them properly.

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