- Serves: 11 People
- Prep Time: 20 Minutes
- Cooking: 40 Minutes
- Calories: 2315
- Difficulty: easy
We are all familiar with Panjiri recipe. Panjiri is a dry, sweet delicacy made with flour or semolina cooked with dry fruits, makhanas and gond (gum crystals). It is an excellent winter treat.
Panjiri has many health benefits as it is heavily laced with dry nuts. It helps to keep the body warm during winter months. It relieves minor aches and pains.Panjiri is considered highly nourishing for a lactating mother and it provides all the essential nutrients required to gain strength after delivery. Here I am sharing with you Pakistani recipe of panjiri for winters, an easy healthy panjiri recipe that you can easily prepare at home.
- In a wok add half cup of ghee and heat it on medium flame.
- Then add edible gum in it and fry till puff up in double size. Take it out and put aside.
- Then add puffed lotus (phool makhany) and fry till golden.
- Now add cashews (Kaju), Pistachio (Pista) and almonds (Badam) and fry for 1-2 minutes till golden.
- Now add raisins (kishmish) and fry it for 2-3 minutes.
- Take raisins out and then add walnuts (Akhrot) and dried melon seeds (Char maghaz. Fry these as well for 1-2 minutes and take out.
- Let all the fried nuts to cool down completely.
- Add everything in grinder or mixi and coarsely grind everything. Remember do not grind raisins.
- Now add the remaining ghee in wok and heat it again on medium flame. (If some of the ghee is left after frying of nuts strain it and also add it in the wok).
- Add semolina, fennal seeds, desiccated coconut and cardamom powder and fry it till a nice aroma came and semolina turns to golden.
- Stir it continuously so it may not burn. Add kewra essence in it and mix it.
- Take it out and let it cool down completely.
- Now in a wide bowl put every thing together (semolina and coconut mixture, grinned nuts, raisins and powdered sugar). Mix well till combined.
- Healthy panjiri is ready. Store in any airtight jar and it will remain good for 2-3 months.
- __________________Note: During frying if you feel that quantity of ghee is less you may add 100 grams more.
- You may skip cashews or fennel seeds as per your choice. You could also add your choice of dry fruits in panjiri.
- You may even add fine sugar (Bareek cheeni) instead of powdered sugar.
- You can prepare this panjiri with wheat flour (gandum ka aata) if you don't want to use semolina.
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