We had a great Ganpati celebrations at home this year. I was so busy with my favorite guest 'Ganesha' that I could not manage to get a time for posting this festival recipes. Like every year we prepared variety of Modaks. But this year it was a record, I prepared some 200 Fried Modaks. Lots of friends came for the Aarti on first day of the festival. It was fun. Now I am feeling lonely without that lovely idol. Let's come to the point. I have already posted modak recipes here. So this time another favorite Prasad of Ganpati is Khirapat or Panchakhadya, which contains 5 main ingredients starting from Marathi letter 'ख'. Khobra, Kharik, khaskhas, khismis, khadisakhar.
ख)Khobra khisun / Grated dry Coconut - 1 cup
ख)Kharik/ Dry dates (finely chopped) - 3/4 cup
ख)Khaskhas/ Poppy seeds - 1 tablespoon
ख)Khismis/ raisins - 10-12
ख)Khadisakhar/ Rock Sugar- 1/4 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1 teaspoon
Roast grated dry coconut in kadai for 2-3 minutes. Do not let the color गेट change. Roast poppy seeds for 1-2 minutes. Now mix dry dates poppy seeds and rock sugar together. In mixer make a coarse powder of it. Crushed roasted coconut little with hands. Then mix all other ingredients into it. Easy & quick Naivedya for Ganpati is ready. You can store it in a air tight container and use it for 8-10 days.
Another recipes for Ganesha Festival.