Traditional Panjiri : Most Loved, Festive Delicacy Of Sindh!
Panjiri is a very popular delicacy. It not only makes your taste buds rejoice but also offers health benefits. Mostly prepared and consumed in winters to keep immunity intact, Panjiri is the most loved delicacy of the region around pre-freedom Sindh (Punjab and Pakistan).
For new mothers, it is considered as a nutritional food that helps them with production of breast milk. Follow the steps below and enjoy home-made, easy-to- make Panjiri.
- Aata/Wheat Flour – 1 cup
- Desi Ghee – 3/4 th cup
- Grated Dry Coconut – ½ cup
- Jaggery Khaand – 3/4 th cup
- Fox nut or Makhane – 3 cups
- Edible gum or Gond– 2 tbsp
- Dry Fruits – 1 cup
- White pepper powder – 1 tbsp
In a deep bottom pan, pour half the amount of ghee. Once heated add flour and cook on medium flame until brown. Take off and allow to cool.
Break gond (edible gum) in small pieces, use rest of the ghee and fry it until light brown. Now, saute dry fruits and keep pouring them in fried flour. Add dry coconut, white pepper powder as well as jaggery khaand and mix well. You can also replace the Khaand with brown sugar or powdered white sugar.
Your Panjiri is ready to eat!
Nutritional information: White pepper helps in improving eye sight. This ingredient is optional.
Recipe Courtesy – Meera Bangray