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Panchamrut indicates the presence of 5 main ingredients in a preparation. This preparation can be enjoyed as a accompaniment and also as a main course. Serve this with varan bhat to make complete Maharashtrian meal.

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Serves 4.
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  1. Heat the oil, add the mustard seeds and allow the seeds to crackle.
  2. Add the asafoetida, coconut, peanuts and sesame powder and cook for some time.
  3. Add the capsicum, chilli powder and cook for some time.
  4. Add 1 cup water, salt, jaggery and tamarind and cook for 10 minutes till the gravy thickens.
  5. Serve hot with chappatis.
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 on 02 Nov 12 09:47 AM

Coconut and crushed peanuts with capsicum make a yummy dry vegetable. The tamarind adds a nice tangy touch.