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There is one particular thing that India is famous for worldwide. The fact that India serves the home for more than 33 types of gods, it has more than a million festivals. In a population of 133 crores, a million festivals seem a lot. Well, that’s the beauty of India and is known by the universe.
Different sectors such as movie making, documentaries, art, and even design get attracted to the so-called culture, and not once are they underrated. Often reclaimed as ‘divided by languages, united by cultures,’ these practices are built because of people’s beliefs and weigh on their players. With such a vast category of religion and culture, different people around the globe are bound to take part, thus imparting the knowledge everywhere.
Food fulfills one of the main characteristics of any gathering. Each culture is different and involves different delicacies. One festival which unites the whole country is ‘Janmashtami.’
An occasion celebrated on the birth of Lord Krishna is well known among all ethnicities. The traditional delicacy prepared on this occasion is Panchamrit/Panchmrut.
Panchamrit is a very easy recipe that consists of only 5-6 ingredients. It does not involve a lot of hassle and can be made by first-timers as well. These ingredients are easily available, and the combination is well appreciated. Not only is it full of flavors, but it also healthy and is often used to cure common cold and fever.
Ingredients to make Panchamrit/Panchamrut:
- Sugar-1 tablespoon
- Honey-1 tablespoon
- Curd-1 tablespoon
- Ghee/Butter-3 tablespoon
- Milk-1/2 cup
- Choice of Dry fruits-1/2 cup
- Phool Makhane-as required
- Take a large bowl, preferably silver. This bowl is the only requirement in this recipe.
- Add one tablespoon of sugar, honey, and curd. Give these a quick mix.
- Afterward, add 2-3 tablespoons of ghee and 1/2 cup lukewarm milk.
- Mix all the ingredients until they are uniform.
- Garnish the prepared with your choice of dry fruits and Phool makhana. You can add almonds, cashews, and pistachios as per your preference.
- Your Panchamrit is ready. Keep prepared into a refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes.
- Serve your Panchamrit cold to babies, pregnant women, and other members of your family.
Total Preparation Time: 5-10 Minutes
There is no hard and fast rule to eat Panchamrit. You can eat this as soon as prepared, or you can refrigerate as well. However, traditionally it is eaten cold along with other delicacies.
Key Points To Remember:
- Dry fruits used are completely optional. You can add them as per your choice and taste.
- Ghee and butter are substitutes for each other. You can use either of them according to the availability.
- The ingredients mentioned above are taken to make one glass of Panchamrit. You can increase the quantity as per your intake.
This dish is mandatory when it comes to the festival of Lord Krishna. A traditional recipe which, when prepared, fills the house with joy. This dish is easy to make and can be served to your guests on normal days as well. Serve this dish cold and with dry fruits to enhance the flavor and enjoy it with your loved ones.