Panjiri is the traditional North Indian (Punjabi) Sweet made with roasting whole wheat flour in desi ghee and adding powdered sugar in it; along with lots of dry fruits. Panjiri is a super healthy food given to new mothers in Punjab after delivery.
My mom, at my home, make Panjiri at the onset of winters. Her recipe for Panjiri is very popular in all our relatives and friends. Here also I am sharing Mom’s recipe for Panjiri which is super healthy, super delicious yet super easy.
- Big kadai or any heavy bottom big Pan
- Spatula for mixing
- 400 gms Desi ghee
- 650 gms Whole wheat flour
- 500 gms Powdered Sugar / Desi Khand
- 50 gms Magaz (Melon seeds)
- 100 gms Gond (Edible Gum)
- 100 gms Khus Khus (Poppy seeds)
- 100 gms Almonds (Badaam)
- 30 gms Makhana (Lotus seeds)
- Firstly, heat Desi ghee in a heavy bottom kadai or pan.
- Fry Makhanas in it and keep them aside in a separate bowl.
- In the same ghee, add whole wheat flour or atta. Fry the flour until it turns slightly brown or a pleasant aroma starts coming.
- Now, when the flour gets cooked. We will start adding other ingredients one by one. Firstly, we will add Magaz (Melon seeds)
- Secondly, we will add Gond.
- Now, it is the turn of Khus Khus.
- Finally, dry fruits.
- And Makhanas.
- Mix thoroughly. Turn off the gas burner.
- Allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
- In the end, add sugar. Give it a good mix.
- Your winter delight Panjiri with Mom's Recipe is ready to serve.
- My mom makes it with whole wheat flour only, you can use whole wheat flour (Atta) and sooji in 2:1 ratio.
- Secondly, adding gond gives it an extra crunch which tastes yummy. You can skip it if you don’t have it. But advised adding for that crunch. 🙂
- Thirdly, if you are adding makhanas you have to fry them before adding to make them crunchy. Otherwise, they will get soggy and that will not taste good.
- Additionally, you can add or subtract dry fruits as per your choice or availability.
- Also, desi khand can be added in place of powdered sugar.
- Finally, you can add more ghee if you feel your wheat flour is dry. Panjiri is a delicious sweet and if it is made with Mom’s magical recipe, it is simply irresistible. 😉