Bajil (Bajil means beaten rice/Poha in tulu) Panchakajjaya is an Udupi cuisine prepared using thin beaten rice for naivedhya(offering to God). It’s prepared during almost all the festivals in our place along with other sweets.Its the delicious prasada one can have. I remember my mom preparing this for evening snacks during our school days. Even now I prepare this for snacks sometimes.It’s an easy and healthy snacking option for kids, toddlers and elders as well.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Author: Anusha Acharya Recipe Type: Sweet/Snack Cuisine: Udupi Servings: 2 1 Cup = 250 ml
Thelu Avlakki/Thin Poha/Thin beaten rice – 1 Cup
Ellu/Sesame seeds(black or white) – 2 Tbsps
Thenginkaayi thuri/freshly grated coconut – 1/2 Cup
Bella/Jaggery – 1/3 Cup
Thuppa/Ghee/Clarified butter – 1 Tsp
- Grate the fresh coconut required. If you are using frozen coconut, defrost it .(Use frozen coconuts if the fresh ones are not available,otherwise go with fresh ones for better taste)
- Dry roast the sesame seeds until the nice aroma is felt.
Step-1: Take grated coconut, jaggery and ghee in a mixing bowl and mix it well with your hand until the jaggery melts and the coconut starts releasing it’s moisture content.
Step-2: Now add thin poha and roasted sesame seeds to the above mixture and again mix it with your hand.
Step-3: Bajil Panchakajjaya is ready to offer to God , after offering you can have it of course!!!
- Sometimes depending on the quality of poha , the poha doesn’t soften with just the moisture content of coconut, in such cases you can drizzle little water while mixing the poha.
- Bajil Panchakajjaya tastes best if had after one hour of mixing, since the poha softens after one hour.
- Banana and/or Sugarcane can be cut into small pieces and added to Panchakajjaya based on availability.
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