Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu!

Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu!


warm WELCOME to my Hobby Lounge.
Just Recline, Relax smiley and Enjoy a "Good Time" @ My Hobby Lounge smiley


August 17, 2012

Liebster Award & Sunshine Award from Gopu Sir

My coming back has brought me two sweet surprises from Shri. Vai. Gopalakrishnan (Gopu Sir)

Liebster Award

Sunshine Award

These recognitions has brought me a happy dawn into the blogging world on my comeback. 

Thank you Gopu Sir

Dear Friends,

I am passing this award to........... (sorry dears. will update it soon)

August 13, 2012

Panjeeri / Panjiri (பன்ஜிடி)

to My Hobby Lounge to view my 'Talent Gallery'

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.


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.

Your Kind Attention Please :-)

Thank you for paying a visit to My Hobby Lounge to view "Mira's Talent Gallery"

If you like My Hobby Lounge you can motivate by "Liking", "Sharing", "Tweeting", "Voting", "Following" "commenting" :-)

To get the latest updations, "subscribe" using your e-mail ID

Use "search" option for things you are looking for in My Talent Gallery.

Cookbook is given in dropdown list form for your convenience. You will find it on the right side column. Wish you a great time :-)