Panchopachar are the five items used in a simple puja in Hinduism. Some people also consider it as the five steps to worship their personal deity. Panchopachar, or the five items, used in Hindu puja are rice, incense, lamp, flowers and food. In some regions rice is mixed with turmeric and offered to the deity.
The Panchopachar items are:
Akshat, or Akshata, or rice
Dhoop or incense
Diya, or deep, or lamp or light
Pushpa or flowers
Naivedhya or Naivedh, usually sweet or fruits or a simple rice preparation.