Panjeeri Recipe - Dried dates and makhanas in sugar syrup.

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Main Ingredients : Dried dates (chuhare), Puffed lotus seeds (makhanas)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Desserts


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Panjeeri Recipe - How to make Panjeeri


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Dried dates (chuhare) 1 cup

  • Puffed lotus seeds (makhanas) 1/2 cup

  • Almonds 10

  • Melon seeds (magaz) 3 tablespoons

  • Saffron (kesar) 6-8 strands

  • Ghee 1 cup

  • Dry coconut (khopra),shredded 1/2 cup

  • Poppy seed (khuskhus) paste 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Kewra water 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Roughly chop the dried dates, add two cups of water and soak them overnight. Boil them in the same water till soft. Drain.

Step 2

Do not throw the water. Soak almonds in half a cup of hot water for five minutes. Drain, peel and cut them into slivers. Dry roast melon seeds and keep aside.

Step 3

Mix saffron in two tablespoons of water. Heat ghee in a vessel and fry the makhanas till crisp. Drain and keep aside.

Step 4

Fry the coconut in the same ghee till brown. Add poppy seeds, almond slices, melon seeds, saffron, boiled dates, fried makhanas, the saved stock and bring to a boil.

Step 5

Reduce heat and allow to simmer on low heat for ten minutes or till the makhaanas are soft. Add more water if required.

Step 6

Stir in the sugar and kewra water and cook till the syrup thickens. Remove from heat. Serve.