Panchamrut as its name suggests, is a five ingredient side dish. It is a traditional maharashtrian Recipe which is prepared during auspicious occasions or festivals. It is always mistaken for Panchamrut which is prasad made up of milk, suage, curd, honey and ghee but this is panchamrut chutney. It is very famous during Ganesh Chaturthi and always part of Bappa’s Bhog Thali. Panchamrut is a famous side dish along with the relishes on any Maharashtrian festive occasion.
As the name suggests, this five ingredients chutney is made up of Green Chillies, Groundnut, Sesame Seeds, Dry Mango Powder and Jaggery. Hence this chutney is a perfect blend of sweet, spice and sour taste.
This is the forgotten recipe from Maharashtrian food culture. It was made as a side dish during wedding feast or festival feast.There are different ways to cook this recipe. Here is my way of cooking this mouth licking side dish...
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Quantity: 1.25 Cups
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Taste: Spicy Sour
Take 1 cup green chillies and then cut into pieces
Roast ½ cup groundnut and roast it.
Grind roasted groundnut and keep it aside
Roast ½ cup sesame seeds and roast it.
Grind roasted sesame seeds and keep it aside
Heat a pan
Pour 2 teaspoon oil in the pan
Once oil is heated, put ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
Put ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and stir it
Add chopped green chillies and stir it
When green chillies are mixed in oil properly then add salt and half cup water and cover it with lid
Afterwards check if chillies are half cooked and then add groundnut powder(which we kept aside) and stir it continuously
Then add sesame seeds powder(which we kept aside) and stir it continuously
Keep stirring it continuously to avoid burning the masala
Add ½ cup dry mango powder.
Keep stirring it.
Add 3 cup water and keep stir continuously
When mixture in boiled and thickens then add 1 cup jaggery
Stir it. Cover it with lid.
Let the mixture thickens. It should not be too watery and too thick. Its texture should be like it can be served in the plate
Ready to serve
Variations of Panchamrut
How to preserve Panchamrut Chutney?
Panchamrut can be stored for 1 week in the refrigerator.
How to Serve?
This chutney can be served with a regular meal as a side dish. In the festival of Gauri-Ganapati, this chutney is unavoidable from feast dishes. During Gauri-Ganapati festival and Shravan month festivals, Panchamrut chutney is part of festive feast. Other than serving during the festive season, it is served as follows…
Benefits of Panchamrut Chutney
Panchamrut chutney is a perfect blend of sweet, sour and spice. In this chutney sweetness is due to jaggery used in it. Whereas sour taste is due to dry mango powder used. While spice is due to green chillies used in it. The texture of this chutney is because of groundnut and sesame seeds powder. Hence, this chutney has benefits of all five ingredients combined in it.
Some of the benefits are…
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Disadvantages of Panchamrut Chutney
This is a taste enhancer and eaten as a side dish. If its eaten in larger quantities then it will lead to stomach disorders.
Different recipes of Groundnut, Sesame Seeds and Green Chilli
During my childhood days this panchamrut chutney was a famous side dish during wedding feast. I liked it so much that I used to eat it as main sabji. My mother always scolded me asking for more and more chutney while having meals at weddings or any program. I still remember, she used to scold me once we reached at Home and also complained about me to my father. But, I was mad about this chutney.
So, I cooked this chutney at my home and ate it with Roti/Chapati/Paratha/Bhakri. It is super delicious due to its mixed taste.
Can diabetic person eat panchamrut chutney?
Panchamrut chutney is good for health if eaten in moderate quantity. Diabetic person can eat this chutney in moderate quantities.
Is this chutney healthy?
This is a healthy chutney as it is a combination of groundnut, sesame seeds, dry mango chutney, green chillies and jaggery.
Can we make it in any season?
We can make it in any season as its main five ingredients are available throughout the year.
Panchamrut Chutney is super delicious and easy to cook. Try it at home and share with your friends and relatives. So, this traditional Maharashtrian recipe will be remembered by our generation.
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