Sanjeev Kapoor

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Panjeeri  Recipe

Dried dates and makhanas in sugar syrup.

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Preparation Time : 26-30 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4


Main Ingredients

Dried dates (chuhare), Puffed lotus seeds (makhanas)





Level Of Cooking



  • Dried dates (chuhare)
    1 cup
  • Puffed lotus seeds (makhanas)
    1/2 cup
  • Almonds
  • 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.

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