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Aug 13, 2012

Panjeeri / Panjiri (பன்ஜிடி)

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I was forced to rest for more than a month for health reasons. Found it very difficult to be away from my Hobbies, blogging or chatting but successfully I observed that vrath (as prescribed) which made me now sit comfortably to sit & type. So all my blogpals, I know I missed a lot of sweet happenings from you but here I am on my happy heels back in action! So let me welcome you all back to my Lounge with a sweet Prashad.

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Panjiri / Panjeeri (spelled as Panjeedi) is a offering made to god during auspicious occasions. It is made during satyanarayana pooja &

It is a mixture of whole wheat flour, clarified butter (ghee), Cardamom powder, puffed Lotus seed (roasted), Sugar. The ghee & sugar proportion can be used as per preference which gives you a panjeeri with different texture & consistency.  The more the ghee the more halwa like look it has. The less, that much dry it will be. Use of puffed lotus seed is optional. Chopped nuts viz., almond, pistachio etc makes it rich and gives you a crunchy nuty taste so again it is also optional.

The proportion of wheat flour, ghee, sugar = 1 : 1/2 : 1 (I used 1 : 1/4 : 3/4 to reduce the ghee & sugar intake).



So here is a simple panjiri recipe I follow :-

Ingredients :-

  1. Whole wheat flour - 1 Cup
  2. Sugar - 3/4 cup
  3. Ghee - 1/4 cup (Clarified butter)
  4. Cardamom - 2 Nos.

Procedure :-

  • Powder Sugar + cardamom & keep aside
  •  Heat Clarified Butter in a Wok 
  • Add the whole wheat flour and roast it till it becomes golden brown and lets out a good aroma
  • When the mixture cools down a bit, add the powdered sugar + cardamom to it, mix well 
  • Panjiri / Panjeeri is ready
Options :-
  • If you use Nuts, slice them finely using a nut grater and add to the mixture
  • If you use puffed lotus seeds then fry it in the ghee till golden in colour before you add the wheat flour.



8 comments:

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Shama Nagarajan said...

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Spice up the Curry said...

i always love panjari.. but did not knew how to make it. Thanks to you Meera.

angelin said...

Nice to see you again .hope you are keeping well now .
thanks for the yummy sweet recipe .

Vishku said...

hi Mira
Nice to see you back... We make this but we use jaggery powder and we dont use lotus seeds.. Infact I havent seen them.. will you please post the picture of the seeds...

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Mira said...

Thanks for following steve finell. Will visit your blog soon.

Thank you Shama, Kanan :-)

Thank you Angelin. :-) Yes, I am doing good now though i have to restrict my time here. Hope gradually I will be back to my routine soon.

Thank you VJ. Its the puffed lotus seed (like pop corn) which is fried and used. Sure will send you the link. In Hindi it is called Makhane and surely is available in your area.

Gopu Sir thank you so much. Sure will soon visit your space to receive it. Its an honour to receive it from you sir.

Thank you Rajarajeshwari ma

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