Saturday 6 December 2014

Panjiri (Indian Sweet Snack from Punjab Region)

Panjiri (Indian Sweet Snacks from Punjab Region)

As Winter started some nutritional supplement is required for the family and Panjiri is the perfect snack. Panjiri is an Indian sweet snacks from Punjab region. It is made from the whole wheat flour roasted in pure ghee and loaded with dry Fruits. It helps us to beat extreme winters, so to keep your family strong and healthy, do serve them Panjiri made with love......

Preparation Time : 10 Min

Cooking Time :  40 to 50 Min

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup plus 2 tablespoon pure ghee
  • 1 Cup wheat flour
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup Almonds
  • 2 Table spoon Cashew nuts
  • 1 Cup puffed lotus seed (makhane)
  • 2 Table spoon water melon seeds
  • 2 Tablespoon melon seeds
  • 2 Tablespoon pistachio nuts ( pista)
  • 1 Teaspoon green cardamom powder
Procedure : 
  • In a pan, heat 1tablespoon of ghee, add almonds, cashew nut and saute it for a minute or two. Now add water melon seeds to this, once the dry fruits are nicely fried in ghee, transfer in a bowl 

  • Now in same pan add 1 tablespoon of ghee and add puffed lotus seeds, fry it nicely for 5 to 7 minutes. Once it is nicely cooked with ghee, transfer it in another bowl 

  • Now coarsely grind dry fruits and then makhane in a mixer and mix them in a bowl 

  • Again take the same pan and add 1 cup ghee and flour to this, roast flour over slow flame around 25 to 30 minutes or till the flour changes to golden brown color and nice aroma is smelled 

  • Now add cardamom powder, crushed pista and melon seeds to this, roast it for 5 minutes

  • Now add the dry fruit mixture to this and keep on stirring the mixture for another 5 to 7 minutes

  • Turn off the flame add sugar to this and keep stirring for 2 to 4 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool down 

  • Panjiri is ready enjoy it or keep it in an air tight jar and use it when ever you feel like....

Note : In traditional panjiri we use few herbs also like (Sauf, methi, flame of the forest, ajwain, edible gum crystal ) but while adding all the above ingredients it becomes hot food and taste also bitter . As I usually serve this to my daughter so I avoid the herbs and my intention is to serve her something which is nutritious and of her taste also....

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