On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, prepare a healthy and nutritious Dhaniya Panjiri that is an easy prasad, which takes just 15 minutes from start to finish!
How can Janmashtami be complete without Dhaniya Panjiri? Dhaniya panjiri is an aromatic preparation of dry ingredients mixed to form a sweet naivedyam or prasad.
My mom-in-law is the one who introduced me to this simple and easy panjiri, and since then it has been a tradition in my house to have dhaniya panjiri on Janmashtami.
It’s a quick and straightforward prasad/offering prepared on Janmashtami, using ingredients that one always have in their pantry.
While you are here, don’t forget to check out the fasting recipes – Falahari recipes.
Regular panjiri 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. It contains gluten, and that’s prohibited during fast/vrat.
Whereas, dhaniya panjeeri is prepared with coriander powder, sugar, and toasted nuts. It’s gluten-free and perfect as prasad/offering.
People who observe fast on Janmashtami can consume this panjiri throughout the day as specific grains/gluten are not allowed during fast/vrat.
NOW ONTO THE RECIPE!
Procedure to make dhaniya panjiri is pretty simple. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan.
Add coriander powder to it. Cook coriander powder on low-medium heat until it starts emitting its aroma. Keep stirring as it gets burned easily. After it is well-roasted remove from flame and mix in rest of the ingredients, panjiri is ready.
Feel free to add nuts of your choice and adjust the sugar to your liking.
JHULA ON JANMASHTAMI !
This Janmashtami create Krishna jhula from easy-to-find and straightforward materials that you probably have laying around the house. You don’t have to head out to buy all these fancy stuff.
Explore your closets/drawers and collect all the crafty stuff like colorful laces, beads, jewels and some fancy fabric flowers.
Search for all your gift ribbons, wrappers, shimmer cloths and create a beautiful jhula with whatever you have on hand. Bring out your innovative ideas and be creative.
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- 1/2 cup Grounded Coriander seeds (sukha dhaniya)
- 1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon Powdered Sugar
- 1/4 cup Dessicated Coconut
- 7-8 pieces of Phool Makhane
- 1 tablespoon Yellow Raisins/Khismish
- 1 tablespoon Silvered Almonds
- 1.5 teaspoon Char Magaz
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
- 2 tablespoon Ghee
- Assemble all the ingredients.
- Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a pan and toast phool makhane and all the nuts until light brown in color. Keep stirring until the nuts are toasted. Remove and set it aside.
- In the same pan heat ghee and add coriander powder.
- On a medium heat cook coriander powder until it starts emitting its aroma. It took me 8 minutes on a medium low flame.
- Once done, take it off the flame.
- Add cardamom powder..
- And sugar, toasted nuts, char magaz, raisins and coconut.
- Adjust sugar to suit your taste preferences.
- Mix and panjiri is ready.
- Store in an airtight container and is good for a month.
- To reduce bitterness of coriander seeds, add 1/2 cup of crumbled mawa to the panjiri but that is again optional. Traditional recipe doesn't call for mawa, it's made without mawa. If you choose to add mawa, adjust sugar to 1/2 cup .
- Enjoy this yummy prasad on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami!! HAPPY JANMASHTAMI TO ALL!!