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Monday, September 14, 2015

This version of Panchamirtham / Panjamirtham / Panchamrut recipe is made with banana, dates, raisins, brown sugar, honey as main ingredients and flavoured with little cardamom and edible camphor (Pachai karpooram). I understand there is other version which includes milk and curd in panchamirtham. But this is the version mom makes often at home. We add only banana at times, add or reduce one or two fresh fruits. We add jaggery though, but I added brown sugar as I had it in stock also as said in the recipe which I adapted from here. I remember my brother makes this when mom is asleep in the afternoons, we both sneak to kitchen and make either this or eat tomato with sugar sprinkled over it. My brother adds bournvita to this as his own touchTongue. With Vinayagar chaturthi coming up on 17th September, Thursday. You can make this for offering. Check out the video below!

Panchamirtham recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Sweet
Prep Time10 mins    |  Cook time:0 min     Serves: 2


Banana - 1 (Long variety) / 1 cup sliced

Dates – 4, deseeded and chopped

Raisin - 1 tbsp

Brown sugar - 2 tbsp

Honey - 1 & 1/2 tbsp

Cardamom - 1

Edible camphor - a mustard size edible camphor

Sugar candy (Kalkandu) - 1/2 tbsp

Ghee- 1 tsp


  1. Gather all the ingredients needed for the panjamirtham. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  2. 1-ingredients-for-panchamir
  3. Mash well with your hands or using a potato masher. The fruits can be seen, no need to mash smoothly. I added sugar candy lastly.
  4. 2-mix


    • If you want you can replace brown sugar with jaggery.
    • You can skip edible camphor too.
    • You can add fresh fruits like apple, green grapes.
    • Adjust sweetness according to you preference. This is eaten as prasadam, so just a spoon. It will be on sweeter side only because of all those honey, sugar and sugar candy along with the fruits.

You can offer this while pooja for even every Friday as prasadam or during festivals like Ganesh chaturthi or Navrathri kolu time prasadam.

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  1. What is edible camphor called in tamil?

  2. Lovely. I always wondered what makes some panchamirtham so yumm and some not so. I think adding pachai karpooram makes it so unique and flavourful :)

  3. where can i get pachai karpooram in Singapore. Thanks

    1. I got in Mustafa only. Near essence section. You can also check with the guys working there if you need to spot it.

  4. The version with curd and milk is called panchakaviyam

  5. One of my fav prasadam.. Glazy panchamiratam looks divine

  6. my fav..Panchamiratham looks delicious...love palani panchamiratham

  7. That sari the flowers and font look gorgeous.i love violet.

  8. It's a great dish.. My Favourite along with Pongal :) :)


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