The origin of the "Dhananjay Foods" was recognised in the hill town of Panchgani, located near Mahableshwar, in the year 1960 but Dhananjay Chana Mart started from 2018. Panchgani attracted numerous tourists throughout the year due to the low humidity level, and Panchgani has many boarding schools built since the late 19th century, including the late Shri. Vithal Maruti Pardeshi and his wife Shrimati. The founders of "Dhananjay Foods," Krishnabai Vithal Pardeshi, had the idea to create a healthy and nutritious snack that would be appropriate for the cold temperature of Panchgani and Mahableshwar. CHANAZ are said to be the ALMONDS of ordinary people, with a variety of health benefits. He began roasting as an old custom passed down through the centuries, with the assumption that roasted grains enhance immunity and are excellent for Cold Cough. In Panchgani market, he began roasting grams and selling it in paper cones. Late Shri. Vithal Maruti Pardeshi Passed out just when his two sons Shri. Nandkumar Pardeshi and Shri. Dhananjay Pardeshi were in their tender years.
Shri. Nandkumar Pardeshi operated his Father's business as "Dhananjay Chanaz." With the help of his younger brother Shri. Dhananjay Pardeshi, he sold two types of chanaz: plain and salty. This was done by hand, which included roasting, dehusking, winnowing, cleaning, and salting. They started making peanut-jaggery chikki and selling it from their small stall in Panchgani market as the popularity of salted chana grew. The business is now run by the third generation, Swapnil, Swapnesh, and Swadesh, who worked tirelessly to bring their Grandfather's vision to life. They recently devised a new packaging for CHANAZ that includes a Standy Zip Lock packet that keeps the chanaz fresh for longer. This pack was created for tourists to gift to their friends and relatives as a reminder of their visit to Panchgani, thus they named it "REMEMBRANCE OF PANCHGANI." They moved on to produce innovative goods such as Chanaz, Makhanaz, and Chikkiz, Fudgez in a variety of flavours. They have now automated their production unit, which includes hygienic packaging, high-quality products, and excellent service.
Dhananjay Chanaz aim has been realized by changing the area surrounding Mahableshwar and Panchgani, into a major shopping destination for Chanaz and Chikkiz. Dhananjay Chanaz aim has been realized by changing the area surrounding Mahableshwar and Panchgani, into a major shopping destination for Chanaz and Chikkiz. They went on to develop initiative products such as different flavours in Chanaz, Makhanaz and different varieties in Chikkiz, Fudgez. Now they have automized their production unit, by hygienic packaging, quality products and good service. Their vision has been taken forword there by transforming the region around the Mahableshwar and Panchgani, the erstwhile sleepy hill station of Maharashtra making it popular spot for purchasing Chanaz and Chikkiz.