Panchamrut/Panchamitra

In Sanskrit Panch means five and Amrut means secret nectar. Panchamrut is a combination of five foods mainly honey, sugar, milk, yogurt and ghee/clarified butter and it is used in Hindu worship or Puja. It can be made for prasad or it can be made during fasting/vrat.

I still remember as a child we used to wait for festivals like Janamashtami or Shivratri as my mom prepares this to offer to the God as “Bhog”(food offered to God). I made this on Janamashtami, so thought to share with you all. Let’s get started.

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Cuisine: Indian

Recipe Type: Vrat/Fasting/Festival

Author: Rateka

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Yogurt: 1/2 cup
  • Sugar: 1/4 tsp
  • Honey: 1 tsp
  • Ghee/Clarified Butter: 1/4 tsp
  • Chironji: 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Grated Coconut: 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Almond & Cashews: Few, finely chopped (optional)
  • Raisins: Few(optional)
  • Makhane/FoxNut/Euryale Ferox: Few (optional)
  • Tulsi/Indian Basil: 4-5 leaves (If available)
  • Ganga Jal: 1/2 tsp(If available)

METHOD:

  • Mix milk, yogurt, sugar, honey, ghee, gangajal in a bowl. Whisk well till mixture is lump free.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts, raisins, chironji, makhane and tulsi leaves

 

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