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.
Recipe Type: Vrat/Fasting/Festival
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
- 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)
- 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