On the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, prepare a wholesome and nutritious Dhaniya Panjiri that is loaded with healthy nuts and comes together in just 15 minutes. As a bonus, it’s gluten-free and vegetarian. Can be Vegan too!
What is Dhaniya Panjiri?
Dhaniya panjiri a traditional sweet is prepared on Krishna Janmashtami. This aromatic naivedyam or prasad (offering) is a quick and straightforward recipe that is prepared with basic ingredients that one always have in their pantry.
My mom-in-law was the one who introduced me to this simple and easy panjiri. Since then it has been a tradition in my house to have dhaniya panjiri on Krishna Janmashtami.
Ingredients required for Dhaniya Panjiri!
- Coarsely pounded Coriander Seeds
- Powdered Sugar
- Unsweetened desiccated Coconut
- Phool Makhane or Foxnuts
- Golden Raisins or Khismish
- Slivered Almonds
- Chaar Mazar or Melon Seeds
- Cardamom powder
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGULAR PANJIRI AND DHANIYA PANJIRI!
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 therefore, it’s not recommended during the fasting period/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 Krishna Janmashtami can consume this panjiri throughout the day.
How to make Dhaniya Panjiri?
Procedure to make dhaniya panjiri is pretty simple-
- Heat ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan.
- Add coriander powder to it.
- Cook coriander powder on a medium-low-heat until it starts emitting its aroma. Keep stirring as it gets burned quickly.
- After it is well-roasted remove from flame and mix in rest of the ingredients – toasted dry nuts, sugar, coconut and the panjiri is ready.
Faq’s related to this recipe!
- Don’t have a liking for a particular nut? No worries, leave that out and add dry nuts of your choice.
- Bitter taste in Panjiri? Coriander powder may leave a slight bitter taste to this panjiri. feel free to 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.
- What is Char Magaz? Char Magaz seeds are the combination of four seeds namely watermelon seeds, pumpkin seeds, cantaloupe seeds and almonds. These seeds are loaded with protein, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, and vitamin B6 .
- Want to make it vegan? Substitute ghee with coconut oil.
Planning to make Jhula on Krishna 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 the fancy stuff. Just explore your closets/drawers and collect all the crafty material like colorful laces, beads, jewels, and some decorative fabric flowers.
Search for all your gift ribbons, wrappers, shimmer clothes, and create a beautiful jhula with whatever you have on hand. Bring out your innovative ideas and be creative. Follow this link on how to make Jhula.
Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe. Feel free to contact me with any questions or inquiries, and I would be happy to answer them.
Craving for more vrat recipes, try these other options!
- ½ cup Coarsely pounded coriander seeds (sukha dhaniya)
- ¼ cup + 1 teaspoon Powdered Sugar
- ¼ cup Desiccated Coconut
- 7-8 pieces of Phool Makhane (lotus seeds or foxnuts)
- 1 tablespoon Golden Raisins/Khismish
- 1 tablespoon Slivered Almonds
- 1½ teaspoon Char Magaz (Melon seeds)
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
- 2 tablespoons Ghee
- Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a pan and toast phool makhane and all the nuts until light brown. Keep stirring until the nuts are toasted. Remove and set it aside.
- In the same pan add the remaining ghee and add coriander powder.
- Cook the coriander powder on a medium-low flame until it starts emitting its aroma.
- 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.
- Read all the Faq's related to this recipe in the post above. 👆
- Enjoy this yummy prasad on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami!! HAPPY JANMASHTAMI TO ALL!!
Disclaimer: Nutritional information provided below is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. Please refer to a Registered Dietitian or Nutritionists if you have any health issues.
Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg