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Pazhani Panchamirthan - Temple Food - Ambrosia!







Pazhani Panchamirtham:(Temple Food)

Authentic Temple Food. Tamil Nadu Temple Prasad. South Indian Temple Food/Prasad. Palani Panchamirtham. Banana Jam. Dates and Honey Jam.

Food plays an integral part of religion too! Feeding the poor/devotee is taken as a good deed, throughout world! Among many faiths, they agree 'edible gift' as a sign of universal brotherhood.

One of the oldest method of preserving 'the fast perishing fruits' are,'Jams'! And, most of the delights from the past, survives till today...when it is handed down with care, in the form of 'Prasad' by Temple priests! They hold the secret recipe as a matter of faith.

I believe, temple foods are an extended form of traditional indigenous food! Where it is usually devoid of preservatives and chemicals. They are always enriched with antiseptic herbs, spices and naturally fragrant ingredients. I am just proposing that, they are nourishing basically!

Ingredients:

Small Bananas/Elaichi Kela/ Malai Vazhai Pazham 6
Kabuli Dates 10
Honey as per taste
Jaggery small lump
Lump sugar 1 1/4 cup
Cardamom seeds powder 1/2 spoon
Ghee 1 teaspoon
Cashew nuts few
Raisin few(optional)

Method:

Peel and mash the bananas. De seed the dates and chop them roughly.

Mix all the ingredients together. Cover and set them in the fridge overnight.

Do not leave over the counter top, as you might be aware...fruits ferment quickly, will give a musty taste.

The next day, mix them well and serve.

37 comments:

suvaiyaana suvai said...

Panchamirtham looks yummy!! i never tried this!!

Asha said...

YUM! I remember the taste and the aroma of Panchamrita of temples. Your's look very authentic, love the color. You really need to use those kind of Indian bananas to make this, Spanish ones we get here doesn't have the same taste. Good one Malar.

Nithu Bala said...

Hey Malar, Lovely display...good to know the panchamirtham recipe..thanks for sharing..want to prepare it right now

Rachana Kothari said...

Good piece of Info, simple, fruity and delicious Prasad:)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

In palani murugar temple i have tasted this....excellent taste

Swathi said...

malar,
panchamirtham looks great

meeso said...

This looks and sounds absolutely mouthwatering! I love bananas, so does my bf, I will give it a try :)

Chetana said...

This looks like a yummy prasadam straight from the south temples...liked the recipe specially for all the goodies in it.

Chow and Chatter said...

love the food in temples est tamarind rice

Preeti Kashyap said...

I love panchamritham! lovely click!

Rekha shoban said...

panchamirthan looks perfect....nice spread..

Shama Nagarajan said...

awesome one dear..nice picture

RupaMohan said...

Divine panchamruta..have not tasted this kind..Thanks..will give it a try

jeyashrisuresh said...

Love the idea of putting panchamirtham recipe.Looks yum.

Pavithra said...

Looks so tempting .. you know really i dont like the palani panchamurtham I like only the home made one always ...urs looks so yummy ...

Sushma Mallya said...

i have eaten this many times,but never got a chance to try these out..thanks for the recipe malar..

priya said...

Omg, this is my all time favorite....must try this..thx a ton for sharing this yummy recipe, dear!

Tina said...

Sounds great and delicious...

Ms.Chitchat said...

Aaahaaaaaa, superb panchamritham. Enjoyed this in Pazhani. Loved the simple yet tasty method of preparing it. Thnx for reviving back the memory of the same :):)

Chitchat

Priya said...

Beautiful click...just love it..

Chitra said...

Looks mouthwatering !! My MIL makes it very often.. yummy !!

sayantani said...

We Bengalis also have a similar puja Prasad called Shinni or Charanamrito. mostly prepared for Lord Shiva. the presentation is very unique.

Devasena Hariharan said...

Never thought this could be made at home. Nice try!

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

wonderful recipe..yum prasad!! Thanks for recipe dear!

Parita said...

Fantastic post! Prasadam looks very delicious, a unique one!

Gita said...

This post brings back good memories Malar...remember the plastic containers in which they used to serve these...every famous temple has a uniqueness...you can say which temple the panchamirtham is by looking at the container...love you cute presentation da :)

sowmya.s said...

i love panchamritam..looks forward to this during temple visits and festivals..

Anupama said...

You have truly brought back fond memories of the days when my sisters and I would wish we had more of the panchamirdham from the temple (whatever is not available in large quantities tastes the best, doesn't it???!!!). I am definitely going to try making this soon :-).

Nandini said...

The Famous authentic panchamirtham. Tasty one and nice color!

Akal's Saappadu said...

panchamirtham looks so original and full of goodness Malar!!

the way you've presented it looks very lovely in velli pathiram and i'll give anything to get those small Indian bananas :):) nice treasurable recipe!!

Rina said...

Panchamitram looks so delicious...

Jisha Dil said...

oh my god...i love panchamritham..My friend used to bring in hostel when I was in college..I love it..I will surely try this...

AshKuku said...

AAh! That reminds me of my childhood.... As a child I accompanied my mom to temples, only to lay my hands cupped on a spoonful of their yummilicious prasad.... So that I could relish its divinity.... Now I hardly go to temples.... But even now my love for them remains intact..... Any prasad distribution I'm all there... Continuing to do so...I'm here before my comp, with these amazing pics of the panchamritha, with my hand cupped of course to savour a spoonful of it....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Dershana said...

what delectable pictures. i can almost taste the divine panchamritham!

Valarmathi said...

Panchamirtham looks delicious and tempting...

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Malar,

I just love panchamirtham! Always look for it in temples. Haha. Neways, great foodies here. Pleased to meet U!

-love2cook malaysia-

Ammu Madhu said...

பாக்கும் போதே எடுத்து சாப்பிடணும் போல இருக்கு மலர்.சூப்பர்.