Friday, November 4, 2011

Shahi Panjiri with just Nuts & Dry fruits - A Festival Dessert !!!!

Mum = Fun. Isn't it ????

Mum makes a huge variety of dishes and desserts for family, is it a rewarding experience???

As a child I always used to think that mom's job is bit monotonous cooking varied dishes to satiate the palate of all family members, making some sweet, some spicy  and some nutty flavors all at once and day after day. Once I tried to step in to the shoes of my mom and the very thought of it made me virtually much to cook and bake with perfection and a smile on face. Oh my gosh, i will never ever be able to do it down the line. But somehow you get the patience, techniques and tips of cooking from your moms simply by virtually observing them and now retrospecting, guessing the right recipes.

 Today after being a mom, I realized the intrinsic satisfaction you get from cooking for your near ones and this Panjiri or dry fruit mix is ideal to be savored during fasts, especially Navratras.

Today we will make a recipe of "Nuts & Dry Fruits Panjiri" by my mom-in-law, it is easy to make, nutritious & simply put loads of "Beauty in a Bowl"....!!!

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Beauty in a Bowl, aint it !!!

Almonds: 1cup
Cashews: 1 cup (sliced into halves)
Golden Raisins: 1/2 cup
Pistachio: 1/4 cup
Shredded Coconut: 1 cup
Green Cardamom: 1 tsp (freshly crushed)
Makhana: handful, optional
Pecans, walnuts: 1/4 cup
Melon Seeds : 2-3 tsp
Sugar: 1 cup
Ghee: 1/4 cup (add as required to quantity)

Traditionally all the nuts are fried in the ghee one by one.
Alternatively take roasted nuts or make them at home in the oven or microwave.
To do this in a conventional oven, spread the nuts in a shallow tray and drizzle warm ghee over it.
Now bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees F, till they become crunchy and brownish in color.
Gently pound half of the nuts and mix these with sugar, coconut and cardamom powder.
Mix rest of the nuts (not pounded portion) with this mixture and toss thoroughly.
And yess, we are ready !!!!!

Top Shot, makes it look ever Yummier !!!

Lovely Recipe & Gorgeous Pots !!!

Easy wasn't it ???

Serve with warm Chai or a glass of warm Milk.

Store the Panjiri Mix in an air tight container and it will last for many weeks.

To make Atta (whole wheat flour) Panjiri,  roast some whole wheat flour in a shallow pan with ghee and add to this mix. You can also make some instant Halwa, by simply adding some hot water to this mix (my mom's tried and tested tip).

This recipe served as a great treat at our festivals in our home last month.

I am sure this recipe will add flavor to your table for all Seasons and Reasons !!!
Love, Sonia.

Related Posts: -Kesari or Safforn PanjiriMoong Dal HalwaRed Carrot halwa


healthyfoodietravels said...

This looks gorgeous! I'd love to sample this - sure sounds delicious. :)

Daksha said...

This dish looks nice...simple yet delish!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Awesome dish .. love to try it soon..

Prathima Rao said...

A lovely, traditional recipe....
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sravs said...

Delicious and wonderful dish !!

Ongoing Event - Festive Food

Kurryleaves said...

looks awesome....will try it soon

Balvinder ( Neetu) said...

I do love traditional recipes like these but then after eating I have to workout. Wonderful clicks of panjiri! makes it more tempting.

Sonia said...

Thank so much to all of you for your ever sweet complements. Cheers, Sonia !

Raji said...

Easy and really shahi..superb! I like aata panjiri served during the poojas and this one take it even one more step further.Divine taste!

mycookinghut said...

Love the look of it! :)

param parkash gupta said...

Really very tempting Punjiri. And more interesting to covert it to Halwa instantly... MARVELOUS

Priya said...

Omg, fabulous looking panjiri..

Kitchen Belleicious said...

it looks fabulous. So healthy and flavorful- the best of both worlds!

Sonia said...

Thank you so much guys for visiting my blog and leaving wonderful comments. I'm really moved and appreciate your graciousness. Best Regards, Sonia !!!

mjskit said...

I love granola, but I think I would like this better. The simplicity of this with seeds and fruits makes it very appealing to me. I'm trying it soon!

~~louise~~ said...

Beauty in a bowl indeed, Sonia! Isn't it ironic how we become our mothers, lol...

I'm going to save this recipe because I think it is the perfect introduction to trying something totally new without too much confusion. Thanks for that!

And, thank you so much for sharing...

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

Ohhh...that looks GREAT, Sonia! I love the whole combination of nuts and dry fruits! So gorgeous and nutritious :)


vianney said...

I love this..healthy loaded with wonderful flavors and grains, thank you for hsaring!

Anonymous said...

for school i am doing a prget and i chose this XD

ericfinn26 said...

Shahi Pinjiri is an Indian Recipe, mostly for festival season. In this recipe, dry fruits are in a lot of quantity. It is very healthy and heavy food also very tasty. In this mostly people use simple dry fruits, but you make a change by adding flavored dry fruits. I always use flavored dry fruits. Here is the source link of the online shop, they provide best quality and quantity dry fruits. Most importantly their products are well packet so that any kind of bacteria will not effect.

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