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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Panchamrut Recipe

Panchamrut a holy Indian drink is a mixture of 5 ingredients , milk, sugar , ghee, curd and honey. No Hindu religious function / puja/ worship is complete without this traditional recipe.. Panchamrut is used for abhishekam ( bathing deity ), as naivedhyam (offering to God) and distributed among devotees after puja (worship) as prasadam. It can also serve as a fasting food ( food for vrat).

The word Panchamrut is a combination of two words, panch means five and amrut means sacred nectar. Apart from its significance in worship, panchamrut has many benefits as a food. It is believed to be purifying and nourishing , it strengthens immunity, vitalises the brain ,and boosts physical strength. Freshly prepared panchamrut can be consumed daily by every individual. It can also be given to babies after 1 year of age as it acts as a brain tonic. Pregnant women can take 2-3 tbsp of panchamrut daily as it is energy booster. Panchamrut should be consumed early in the morning, preferably on an empty stomach. 

The five ingredients in panchamrut, namely milk, sugar , curd , honey and ghee , carry different qualities as per ,
  • Milk is for purity
  • Sugar is for happiness
  • Curd is for prosperity
  • Honey is for sweetness in speech
  • Ghee for strength and victory

 Ideally , every ingredient of panchamrut are taken in equal quantity, but you can take milk in little more quantity if desired.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

  • 3-4 tablespoon Milk 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon curd
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • Holy basil leaf / Tulsi for garnishing (optional)
  1. In a bowl take warm milk and add rest 4 ingredients in equal quantity. Stir well. Lastly garnish with tulsi / basil leaf and offer to the deity or consume.