Pahadi Vrat Ki Panjiri Recipe
Pahadi Vrat Ki Panjiri is saccharine homemade fudge with a warmth of spices to its flavor. Learn how to make Vrat Ki Panjiri in few simple steps
vrat ki panjiri
dry desiccated coconut
dry ginger powder/saunth
Ingredients for the sugar syrup
To prepare the Panjiri, a day before making the panjiri sun-dry gond. Store in an air-tight container.
In a pan dry roast ajwain and coriander seeds till aroma is released. Turn off the heat and grind to powder in mixer.
Heat one tablespoon ghee in a heavy bottom skillet or kadhai over medium heat. Add gond, fry till it pop up and expand in size absorbing the ghee. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Heat remaining ghee in the same skillet (
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). Fry together lotus seeds, peanuts, dry fruits.
Fry till they turn crisp. Turn off the heat. Transfer to a plate. Let the roasted nuts cools down a bit.
Now in mixer make coarse powder of roasted lotus seeds, dry fruits, peanuts, gond. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Add coconut, cardamom powder, ginger powder, turmeric powder in the same bowl. Combine all together. Set aside while your prepare the sugar syrup.
Add sugar and water in a heavy bottom pan. Turn on the heat. Stir till the sugar dissolves.
Let the sugar syrup simmer over medium heat. We need thick 1 to 2 thread consistency sugar syrup. A little bit thicker sugar syrup than what we need for Gulab Jamun.
Keep on checking the sugar syrup if it has reach the desired consistency.
Grease a large square baking sheet with a teaspoon of ghee.
Once sugar syrup is ready, turn off the heat. Add the powdered ingredients mixture in the warm sugar syrup. Stir to combine.
Spread the mixture in the baking tray of an inch thickness (
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). Using spatula or lightly wet fingers even out the surface of the mixture.
At this stage you can keep the tray in the fridge to get set or leave at room temperature as well. I usually keep it in the fridge for 15 - 20 minutes.
Once panjiri is set, using a sharp knife cut into squares.
Store panjiri in an airtight container in the fridge. The shelf life of Panjiri is usually a month or so.