Panjiri Recipe, How to make Panjiri Recipe | Punjabi Panjiri Recipe

Punjabi Panjiri with step by step picture recipe - Panjiri is a traditional Punjabi sweet made with whole wheat flour, clarified butter and dry nuts. Panjiri is mostly made as a prasad in temples or at home after pooja and also good for new mothers. 

This is the most popular dish in our punjabi's home a must-have winter delicacy!!

Cold, frigid weather calls for some homemade hearty comfort food. And winter comfort food is all about wholesome, feel-good favorites. In Northern part of India, panjiri is considered as winter comfort food.

Panjiri is a very healthy, highly nourishing food given to new mothers in North India. I had this during my pregnancy time, just a tablespoon with my morning tea. And later on after pregnancy just add edible gum in it. 

The ingredients in the dish are thought to help them heal, increase breast milk and speed up the recovery process. 

Panjiri is a high calorie sweet, that is made with whole wheat flour and loaded with the goodness of desi ghee and dry fruits. 
Many of my childhood memories are connected to the aroma of my granny cooking and there is nothing more delicious than the smell of homemade panjiri. 

During winters, my grandmother would make a huge batch of panjiri for us. We as kids enjoyed panjiri as a snack and as our morning breakfast with hot cup of tea..

The tradition still continuous. This winter delicacy is my family’s favorite and everyone loves them!!

It can be eaten just as it is or made into ladoos and stored and is a fantastic evening snack for kids as it is loaded with nutrients from Ghee and Dry fruits.

Panjiri can be made into Panjiri Ladoo as well by adding some more ghee and then binding the mixture into small ladoos. If you feel difficulty in eating Panjiri, just add some more ghee and bind them to make small bite sized ladoos.

Making Panjiri is very easy but slightly time consuming. Here is how to make Panjiri in a traditional way.

Total Time : 40 minutes
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 30 minutes
Author : Jolly Makkar

Ingredients :

Whole wheat flour/atta -  1 cup
Almonds/badam - 15 to 18 pieces

Cashew Nuts/kaju - 10 to 12 peieces
Raisins/kishmish - 3 to 4 tablespoon
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
Phool Makhane / Puffed Foxnut seed -  1/2 cup
Desi Ghee/ Clarified butter - 5 to 6 tabspoon

Preparation Method :

1. Begin by roasting the nuts. Heat 2-3 tablespoon ghee in a kadai/pan.Add Makhane (puffed lotus seed or foxnut). Cook until light bit crispy and brown in color. Remove from ghee and set it aside.

2. On a same kadai/pan likewise dry roast all the nuts which you used for 2-3 minutes, and transfer to a bowl when done. Crushed it on grinder(make sure don't powdered it, some pieces will gives you more crunch on panjiri).

3. Next, put a kadai or a thick-bottomed broad pan on low flame and dry roast whole wheat flour in it until the colour changes and you get nutty aroma from the flour. It will take near 10  to 12 minutes.

4. Then, add desi ghee in flour and roast the flour till the ghee is absorbed. Now, add in the roasted & crushed almonds. Stir until the mixture for about 5 to 6 minutes more is completely roasted.Make sure there is no rawness remained on the flour.

5. Turn off the flame, keep the kadai or pan down. Then add the powdered sugar. Mix very well. Then add raisins and mix again.

6. Transfer the freshly prepared panjiri to a bowl and let it cool down. You can store this enticing dessert in an air-tight container or serve immediately. 

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  1. What an amazing presentation of delicious panjeeri would love to have a spoon full.

  2. I love panjiri for its nutty flavour. Yours look delicious and loved that perfect colour. Tumely post for the season.

  3. Panjiri looks so delicious and ideal for the winter season. Can we exclude makhana here Jolly ?

    1. Yes you can Jayashree. You can add nuts according to your choice. Thanks!

  4. Healthy and delicious and one of the winter favourite.. so so tempted to make for my family.. lovely share!

  5. A perfect winter treat . Looks absolutely irresistible . So aromatic and loaded with nuts .