Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pancha Gadai & Banana Halwa

Pancha Gadai is a special dessert preparing for Gokulashtami by all is our traditional delicacy..iam sharing the recipe with you..


wheat rawa-1/2cup

chana dal-1/2cup

moongdal-1/2 cup

coconut grated– 1 1/2 cup

jaggery-1 1/2 cups

salt- 1/4 tsp



ghee-1tab sp

elachi powder-1/2 tsp


1.extract the 1st and 2nd milk from grated coconut and keep aside seperately.. a pan add jaggery with a little water and boil..when all jaggery is melted,strain it and keep aside..

3.roast chana dal and moong dal seperately in 1tsp ghee till it becomes light brown..then roast wheat rava also in a sp of ghee for 5mts..

4.pressure cook wheat rava and dals together in 2nd extract of coconut milk for 3 whistles and reduce the flame and cook again for 5 to 10 mts..transfer this to another vessel..

5.add strained liquid jaggery and let it boil for 5mts..add salt and stir well..

6.add 1st extract of coconut milk and just bring to boil..switch off the flame..

7.fry cashew nuts and raisins in ghee and pour on top of it ..add elachi powder too..

8.pancha gadai is ready to serve..

Banana Halwa

another special sweet for Gokulashtami

ripe banana-4 or 5

sugar-1/3 cup

elachi powder-1/4 tsp


oil for frying                                                                                                                                     


1.wash,peel and cut the bananas lengthwise and again into pieces as in pic..

2.heat oil in a kadai,add the banana pieces and fry till it reaches brown color..

3.put in a large bowl and add sugar on top of it and stir should be hot..

4.add elachi and ghee and close the bowl when it is too hot..

5.after 2 or 3 hours halwa is ready to serve in a bowl..

Enjoy having these Gokulashtami sweets!!


Mélange said...

This is such an enlightning post leela..The amazing pancha gadai..It's having similarities with Prathaman payasam we prepare...Happy Krishnashtami Leela.

latha said...

Delicious !!!!Seeing all these I feel hungry...Enjoy the festval.May God bless you and family.

Unknown said...

new to me leela.. very delicious..

R.Punitha said...

Really AmaaaaaZing Leela!!!!

Mouth watering recipes Dear:) :)

Keep up your good work...

Divya A said...

Both are very interesting recipes and is a visual treat to people who have a sweet tooth like me :) I loved pancha gadai :)
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Kavitha said...

both looks yummy....never tried this...will give a try :)

Mahi said...

Both the dishes look delicious! Thanks for introducing konkani recipes to us! :)

வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் said...

As usual the pictures [ingredients] are shown very well.

Leela's preparations are always
"THE BEST" one ! ;) CONGRATS !
Very Happy & Tasty eatables.

Thanks for sharing !


Julie said...

Love the array of yummy dessert ,halwa looks delish!!

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Unknown said...

you share a lovely space leela, glad to follow you and hope the same from you.

J Honda said...

yum! and thank you for the wonderful award!! :D

Mahalakshmi said...

WOW! Mouth watering..Especially the banana halwa..I love bananas..will try and tell you.

Kalyan said...

looks so easy to prepare and delicious... mouthwatering!

sudha said...

Perfect picture and detailed notes.
I am eager to meet you Leela and taste all these delicacies that your sweet and snacky hands make !!

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