Panjiri Recipe

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The most popular festive delicacy here's for you the Panjiri recipe. Flour cooked with dry fruits, makhanas and gond (gum crystals).

Ingredients of Panjiri

  • 1/2 kg atta (whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 kg ghee
  • 200 gm chaar magaz (dried melon, water-melon, pumpkin seeds)
  • 100 gm almonds
  • 1 Tbsp ajwain (thymol/carom seeds)
  • 1/2 Tbsp sonth (dried ginger powder)
  • 50 gm makhana (dried lotus seeds)
  • 1 kg powdered sugar or boora
  • 100 gm gond (edible gum crystals)

How to Make Panjiri

  1. Fry the gond in the ghee, first over high and then over low heat, till cooked through (it puffs up, and when cooked through, you can cut through it).
  2. Remove with a slotted spoon, and grind in a blender, very fine.
  3. In the same ghee, fry the makahanas till brown, remove and fry almonds and then the magaz.
  4. Roast the atta and ajwain in the remaindered ghee till a light brown (over low heat).
  5. Remove from heat, mix in the almonds, magaz, sonth, makahana and gond and leave to cool.
  6. When cool, mix in the sugar and serve or store.