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Khirapat

KhirapatIn Maharashtra, khirapat is often given as a prasad during Ganapati. It is very easy to make and you can do little variation as per your liking. You can make it in advance and store it in a container.

 Ingredients :

 Grated Dry Coconut - 1 Cup

Powdered Sugar -  1/2 cup

Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Nutmeg Powder – Few pinches

Almond Powder  - 1/8 cup

Dry Date Powder – 1/8 cup (optional)

Poppy Seeds powder – ½ tablespoon (optional)

Few strands of crushed saffron (Optional)

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How to Make :

 In a thick bottomed pan, roast the dry coconut over slow heat until the color changes to golden.

 Dry roast the Almond powder, date powder and poppy seeds powder slightly.

 Crush the roasted coconut with hand. Mix all the ingredients together and grind it in a coarse powder.

 Khirapat is ready.