Panjiri Recipe

Panjiri recipe also referred to as Dabra is an excellent winter treat. This super-food is prepared with ghee, wheat flour, semolina and loaded with chock-full of healthy nuts. Panjiri Recipe | Panjiri recipe also referred to as Dabra is an excellent winter treat.| www.ruchiskitchen.com

We are all familiar with Panjiri recipe. It is one of the heirloom recipes of our times. These family favorite recipes are like treasures that have been passed down from generations to generations and holds so many precious memories and special moments. Still remember those days when my mom and grandmother prepared this panjiri recipe every winter and we as kids loved it. I still do. 🙂

Panjiri recipe has many health benefits. It is heavily laced with dry nuts and unique blend of spices that helps to keep the body warm during winter months and relieves minor aches and pains.

Besides this, it is considered highly nourishing for a lactating mother. It provides all the essential nutrients required to gain strength after delivery. So what are we waiting for, let’s take a look at this tasty and nutritious winter treat.Panjiri Recipe | Panjiri recipe also referred to as Dabra is an excellent winter treat.| www.ruchiskitchen.com

RECIPE DETAIL – This traditional recipe has been tested and tried countless times in my kitchen and the results are completely worth it! Over all these years of experimenting, I have learned that patience is the key to this recipe. Do not rush, cook with ease and your will love the combinations of flavors. 

  • Toast all the nuts except raisins. Toasting releases their essential oils and they taste so much better.
  • Cook the goond (edible gum crystals) on a low flame. Cook until the sputtering stops and they are all puffed up. 
  • Semolina is optional. Feel free to leave that out.
  • Powdered sugar can be substituted for jaggery.
  • 1-2 tablespoon of Kamarkas ( sage herb or flame of the forest) is added to this recipe. Since I was out of it, I have skipped that. 

This winters do give this family recipe a try and I am sure you are going to love it.

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Panjiri recipe also referred to as Dabra is an excellent winter treat. This super-food is prepared with ghee, wheat flour, semolina and loaded with chock-full of healthy nuts.
Servings Prep Time
2 12 OZ JARS 40 MINUTES
Cook Time
1 HOUR
Servings Prep Time
2 12 OZ JARS 40 MINUTES
Cook Time
1 HOUR
Panjiri Recipe
Votes: 2
Rating: 3
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Panjiri recipe also referred to as Dabra is an excellent winter treat. This super-food is prepared with ghee, wheat flour, semolina and loaded with chock-full of healthy nuts.
Servings Prep Time
2 12 OZ JARS 40 MINUTES
Cook Time
1 HOUR
Servings Prep Time
2 12 OZ JARS 40 MINUTES
Cook Time
1 HOUR
INGREDIENTS
MAIN INGREDIENTS
  • 2.5 cups Whole Wheat flour (appx. 750 gms.)
  • 1 cup Fine Sooji (appx. 200 gms.)
  • 1.75 cups Gur/Jaggery in powdered form or powdered Sugar (appx. 430 gms.)
  • 1.75- 2 cups Ghee (1 3/4 cup)
DRY NUTS
  • 1 cup Silvered Almonds
  • 3 tablespoon Eliachi Powder (Cardamon Powder)
  • 1/2 cup Char Magaz (Mixed melon seeds)
  • 1/4 cup Sliced Pistachios
  • 2 - 3 tablespoon Ajwain/ Carom seeds
  • 1 cup Goond (Edible gum crystals)
  • 1 cup Dried Coconut Flakes
  • 2 tablespoon Dried ginger powder or saunth
  • 1 cup Sliced Cashews
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup Phool Makhane (puffed lotus seed or foxnut)
  • 3 tablespoon Chopped Walnuts
  • 3-4 tablespoon Golden raisins
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METHOD
  1. Assemble all the ingredients.
  2. Dry nuts. Pic is just for reference, not the actual measurements.
  3. Begin by roasting the nuts. Heat ghee in a pan.
  4. Add Makhane (puffed lotus seed or foxnut).
  5. Cook until light brown in color. Remove from ghee and set it aside.
  6. Add goondh (edible gum) and cook on a low flame.
  7. Goondh will puff up in ghee. Do not rush through this process. Allow it to puff completely. When the spluttering stops means it is cooked.
  8. Remove from ghee and set it aside.
  9. Like wise dry roast all the nuts.
  10. Roast for a minute, remove from ghee and set it aside. Save some of the toasted nuts and grind it to its powdered form.
  11. Dry roast char magaz seeds ( mixed melon seeds) for a minute, remove from ghee and set it aside.
  12. Add sooji.
  13. Keep stirring and dry roast for couple of minutes. When it starts to turn light brown in color remove from ghee and set it aside.
  14. Add the remaining ghee to the hot pan.
  15. Add wheat flour.
  16. Mix and cook on a medium low flame, stirring continuously.
  17. Cook until the color changes to light brown in color and its aroma fills the room.
  18. Mix in previously roasted sooji.
  19. And cook for 3-4 minutes.
  20. Take it off the flame and mix in jaggery.
  21. Start adding the toasted nuts one by one - raisins, charmagaz..
  22. Toasted coconut flakes and phool makhane (puffed lotus seed or foxnut).
  23. Mix in toasted dry nuts.
  24. Grounded dry nuts.
  25. Mix it well.
  26. Feel free to adjust jaggery or sugar content to your taste.
  27. When completely cooled, store in airtight containers and good for 2 months.
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4 Responses

  1. Dr. Maya Rao says:

    A thousand thanks Ruchi, for your tasty and practical recipes. I always try them out and earn appreciation from my family members. Especially your Rasgulla, and instant idli recipes. I am your pakka fan.

    • Ruchi says:

      Pleasure is all mine. Glad to hear that you are enjoying my recipes.
      Thanks for trying them out and sharing your valuable feedback with me. really appreciate that. 🙂

  2. Jitendra says:

    Excellent old is gold

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