Many Indian households are preparing for the Janmashtami festival that falls on 18 or 19 August this year. The festival commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, and such a pious occasion cannot be celebrated without some traditional Indian sweets. Mewa pak is one of the most popular sweets made especially during this festival. It is a barfi made with loads of dry fruits (mewa) and can be easily made at home. Here's an easy mewa pak recipe for you.
While healthy dry fruits are the highlight of mewa pak, oodles of ghee is also added to enhance its flavour. The recipe video on YouTube channel 'Cook With Parul' reveals an easy, fuss-free way of making mewa pak. Heat lots of ghee in a vessel, roast edible gum (gond) and dry fruits of almond, cashew nut, lotus seeds and melon seeds till crunchy brown. Add dry coconut and raisins, and mix with sugar syrup made with added crushed nuts and cardamom powder. Cook and set the mewa pak and serve after garnishing with crushed pista.
Many people make more than one sweet for Janmashtami feast. In fact it's a part of the tradition to offer a platter of 5 sweets to Lord Krishna. This delicious mewa pak is ideal to be included in your Janmashtamisweets fare. Loaded with crunchy nuts and creamy coconut, this mithai is a must-try.
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(Also Read: How To Make Panjii Ladoo For Janmashtami Bhog)