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Panjiri

a delicious dessert made of whole wheat flour, ghee, dry fruits and coconut that's perfect for the festive season.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or 200 gms almond meal or tiny flakes)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 1 cup assorted dry fruit powdered almond,cashew,pistachio, walnut, melon seeds
  • 1/4 cup assorted dry fruits alomnd, cashew, raisin, pistachios
  • 1 tbsp edible gum or gond
  • 80 gms makhane or lotus seeds

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a thick bottomed pan. Saute the dry fruits (except raisins) and keep aside. Once its a little cooler, grind it to a powder. 

    Now heat a little ghee and fry the foxnut or makhaane for 3-4 mins on low heat till crisp. Remove and set aside. 

    Roast the dessicated or grated on low heat till it changes color to rose pink and smells wonderful and nutty. Set aside. 

    Fry the edible gum till they swell up 4-5 times their size and crisp up. Remove and set aside. 

For those who want to use whole wheat flour:

  1. In a thick bottomed kadhai, add ghee. Add the flour and saute on low heat for 10 mins till rosy in color. You will know when its done by its nutty aroma. Make sure to not leave it unattended as the flour might burn. Keep the flame on medium low while stirring this. 

    To this, add the the dry fruit powder, coconut, edilble gum and makhaane. Mix and fry on low heat for another 10  mins. 

    Finally remove from heat, add the powdered sugar, mix thoroughly. Garnish with more fried whole dry fruits if desired. 

For those using almond meal:

  1. Make some simple syrup by boiling 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water. It should form a single thread consistency. 

    Once that happens, add all the above ingredients (powdered fried almond, dry fruits, edible gum, foxnut, coconut). Mix everything thoroughly. 

    Now spread a little (1-2 tbsp) ghee on a large plate. Spread the mixture on the plate till about 2" inch. Garnish with dry fruit slivers or edible flowers if desired. Let it set for 3 hrs, cut and serve!